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General Discussion / Re: Car Insurance Master Thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:17:01 PM »
Just had a great experience with Gabi.com. Saving $561 a year on car insurance (originally quoted me $703 savings, but after going forward they pulled my driving record and told me I'll only save $561).

@Dan do you have a referral link?

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 23, 2020, 09:31:24 PM »
I wasn’t clear. I meant they should fill the appeals court seat that is vacated by the Ginsburg replacement.

Got it.

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 23, 2020, 04:12:58 PM »
Memo to the Trump administration: You should also work on a replacement to whomever you choose for Ginsburg's seat. You may be able to get one in before the election as well.

Is this a quote from someone? I'd imagine that death threats are a violation of the DDF rules

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:50:25 PM »
They can take a lot more cases? Split into sub teams like district courts do. Obviously it helps

The number of cases they take is not so low because they can't handle more. They only take certain types of cases. They accept fewer cases now than they did in the  past.

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:43:38 PM »
There is a good chance that Collins and Murkowski will abstain for political purposes, given that it won't change anything. I believe that a SCJ will be appointed before the year is up.

Collins has said that she will vote no regardless of who it is.

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 01:00:06 PM »
The same thing the Senate would have done now, if it were controlled by Schumer.

Agree, but why are you claiming to believe that
The Senate should confirm based on the nominees qualifications

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 11:14:31 AM »
Absolutely not. Trump made a promise to the American people to nominate someone from a list that he compiled before the election. The Senate should confirm based on the nominees qualifications, and if the other party tries to bork now as they did with Kavanaugh, I for one am rooting for the same result.

If Biden wins but the Republicans have a majority in the senate, and Stephen Breyer retires, what should the senate do?

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:52:24 AM »

The republicans abolished the blue slip tradition, had an unprecedented level of obstruction for nominees, and are the ones who abolished the filibuster for the supreme court

And history started in 2016...

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:51:22 AM »
Lol at how you guys are arguing whether or not either position here is hypocritical as if any of these differences are why they are taking their positions. If there weren't these reasons they would find a different one.

I agree that the justifications are just a pretext. My position is that the president can nominate whoever he wants and the senate can do (or not do) whatever they want.

As far as what they should do, I think they should work together to come up with a candidate that they can agree on (as Democrats forced Ronald Regan to do with Anthony Kennedy). Obviously that is a lot easier when they are both of the same party.

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 10:20:59 AM »
1. The fact that Dems lobbied against holding up an election year nominee in 2016 is irrelevant.

Why? Democrats did everything they could to push forward a nominee. How does the fact that they failed change anything?

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 09:02:03 AM »
"I want you to use my words against me. If there's a Republican president in 2016 and a vacancy occurs in the last year of the first term, you can say Lindsey Graham said let's let the next president, whoever it might be, make that nomination."

“After the treatment of Justice Kavanaugh I now have a different view of the judicial-confirmation process,” Graham said.

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 22, 2020, 01:32:04 AM »

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 21, 2020, 08:02:34 PM »

Slightly more troubling is the particular way mcconnell is trying to get out of the hypocrisy. He seems to be telling people not to believe what they are told about what went down in 2016. To ignore reality, mistrust the facts, and choose to believe what they'd like to believe.

In 2016 the argument was that they have the right to decide what to do about the nomination, including deciding not to do anything (while Democrats argued that they had a constitutional requirement to hold hearings).

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Just Shmooze / Re: RBG DDF shortlist and how it will shape the Elections
« on: September 21, 2020, 03:18:37 PM »

I imagine there's a demographic that would not vote for Trump but for the SCOTUS issue. Pro life suburban women?

If Democrats continue to threaten to pack the Court, that keeps those voters engaged even if the seat is already filled.

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Just Shmooze / Re: Kennedy Replacement DDF Shortlist
« on: September 21, 2020, 12:47:04 AM »
What happens if the election results are contested and SCOTUS is split 4-4?

There lower court's decision stands.

ETA: and the country burns down.

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