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Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November)
    #4371708 - 07/05/05 11:22 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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On Friday, with the announced retirement of Sandra Day O'Connor from the Supreme Court, It took a few minutes for the news to set in on Capitol Hill, among Republicans and Democrats alike. After all, even the White House in briefing Republican leadership on the Hill spoke in the belief that it would be Chief Justice William Rehnquist who is retiring.

"The White House seemed to be expecting Rehnquist first, that was what my boss was getting briefed on," says a staffer for a Senator sitting on the Judiciary Committee. "We were told Rehnquist in July, possibly later this year."

Rumors are already swirling about a possible third retirement after November. The most likely would be Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who according to former Supreme Court clerks may be in poorer health than Justice Rehnquist.

"That's the seat for [Albert] Gonzales, that third seat if it opens up," says Department of Justice staffer. "All of this depends on how the first nomination goes, but the assumption here is that this is not the time for Gonzales."

As of this writing federal Judge Emilio Garza is the frontrunner to replace O'Conner. There are several indicators, which may all be red herrings, but that is half the fun.

First, Texas Sen. John Cornyn met with the President, as well as Chief of Staff Andrew Card and several members of the White House Counsel office early Friday. Up on Capitol Hill, rumors were quickly swirling that Cornyn had been offered the Supreme Court nomination. Those rumors were fueled when his senior staff essentially went underground for several hours.

But later in the day, Cornyn was making television appearances to discuss the nominations process, as well as placing an op-ed about the process.

Cornyn is now believed to be the President's point person in the Senate to help measure the level of support for potential nominees. "He's the President's 'consultation' guy," says a Senate leadership source. "That's how we're proceeding. If he is the nominee, we will be surprised again. But that's nothing new with this White House."

Cornyn and Garza know each other from their days in Texas and other legal circles.

Another indicator of Garza's status is that several senior Republican staffers on the Judiciary Committee have begun poring over court rulings from the period of 1987 through 1990, a period when Garza served as a U.S. district judge before his elevation to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.

That research, though, could just as well apply to Judge Edith Hollan Jones, who has been sitting on the Fifth Circuit since 1985. Jones was considered for possible Supreme Court nominations by President George H.W. Bush.

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=8391


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Re: Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November) [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4372383 - 07/05/05 03:44 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

3 nominations?

fuck me.


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Re: Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November) [Re: afoaf]
    #4372441 - 07/05/05 04:10 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Good news indeed!



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Re: Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November) [Re: Phred]
    #4372444 - 07/05/05 04:14 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

petty


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Re: Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November) [Re: afoaf]
    #4372481 - 07/05/05 04:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I'm not celebrating Ginsburg's illness, I'm celebrating her retirement.

As a side note, why is exclaiming "Good news!" petty but moaning "Fuck me" not?



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Re: Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November) [Re: Phred]
    #4372846 - 07/05/05 06:32 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

'Fuck me' simply states my opinion on the matter.

Replying to me saying 'Good news indeed' when I've
succinctly stated I feel quite the opposite is baiting
and petty.

Had you said something like, "I think it's great!"

I don't think I would have minded as much, but I
guess I might be offbase to assume that the PAL
mods would be a little more diplomatic in stating
their opinions instead of making weak attempts to
spit in the eye of those who disagree with them.


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Re: Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November) [Re: lonestar2004]
    #4373815 - 07/05/05 11:21 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Thank the sweet lord. Now we can move away from the last couple travesties that had occurred in the court


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Re: Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November) [Re: afoaf]
    #4373997 - 07/06/05 12:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Let me get this straight. You saying "fuck me" (i.e. essentially declaring you think this is bad news) prevents me from then saying I think it's good news?

I'm not tracking this. In practically every single thread in this forum we have people taking opposing viewpoints. What's the deal? The one who gets his opinion in first gets to call "petty" the one who gets his opinion in second? The guy who gets his opinion in second is "spitting in the eye" of the first guy? Besides, I wasn't "replying to" you. It just happens my post was the next one after yours.

I leave it to the readers of this thread to decide for themselves who is being petty in this case.




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Re: Judge Ginsburg Is Very Sick, May Retire After November) [Re: Phred]
    #4374110 - 07/06/05 01:02 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Let's call the whole thing off.


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