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    People often say he is/was a brilliant legal mind, but I just never saw it. To me, he was an ideologue and religious zealot who trumpeted states' rights over federal control, but would switch often enough when the social issue suited him (Bush v. Gore and that federal marijuana decision, for instance). Plus, a bona fide asshole, as noted above.

    This will make the pres. race a bit more interesting. Any chance at all Obama gets one through? I guess the good thing is, they could hardly get anyone more conservative in there.
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    Sorry for his family, but this religious nutcase fanatic should have never been on the supreme court in the first place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    I don't think I ever agreed with him but his dissents were a treat, the man was brilliant and had a bitchy sense of humour and was a great writer. Even if I didn't agree with his views, the world lost a brilliant legal mind today.
    I entirely agree. Whilst I may have not agreed with him on pretty much everything, it was fun to read his dissents on cases.
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    His melt down over gay marriage will live forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sluce View Post
    He has 9 kids who will miss him. My first thought was hoping that Obama hurries to get a new appointment through before the end of his term - just in case...
    Within 5 minutes of the announcement, republican senators and presidential candidates were tweeting that they wouldn't confirm an Obama appointment.

    I really can't feel any sympathy, he was a horrible narrow minded religious zealot who wasn't even consistent in his opposition. He made the SCOTUS a political organization with tortured logic. Maybe this was his God's retribution.
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    Good riddance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    Within 5 minutes of the announcement, republican senators and presidential candidates were tweeting that they wouldn't confirm an Obama appointment.
    Can they get away with that? Obama still has 11 months.
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    We'll see, but it would serve them right if Hillary appointed Obama next January (even though he's said he doesn't want it)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    We'll see, but it would serve them right if Hillary appointed Obama next January (even though he's said he doesn't want it)
    How about Michelle?

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    Appoint an African American woman with impeccable credentials to the USSC.
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    Apparently he was besties with RBG, which just seems weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    Within 5 minutes of the announcement, republican senators and presidential candidates were tweeting that they wouldn't confirm an Obama appointment.

    Because God forbid they actually do their job instead of playing Red Rover. Were they elected to serve the American people or to just say "no" to people they don't like regardless of what the other person is saying? Why do politicians have to be as petty as mean girl middle schoolers?
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    Well, obstruction is ​pretty much the only thing they're good at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBDSP View Post
    Well, obstruction is ​pretty much the only thing they're good at.
    Yeah, because they can not be bothered to actually do their job.
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    People talk about Obama's approval rating being at like 47%, but Congress' is around 18

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