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If Chief Justice Roberts accepts that his court is corrupt and resigns to rebalance,

Who do you think that Biden would nominate?

by Anonymousreply 56January 27, 2023 8:02 PM

Well, that's not gonna happen OP. Did you fall down and hit your head on the ground?

by Anonymousreply 1January 23, 2023 9:28 PM


by Anonymousreply 2January 23, 2023 9:35 PM


by Anonymousreply 3January 23, 2023 9:37 PM


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by Anonymousreply 4January 23, 2023 9:38 PM

If Roberts were a true centrist, he realizes that the Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett nominations were corrupt political appointments and that Alito and Thomas have evolved into unconstitutional Catholic Dogmatists. His resignation would be a big fuck you to the Trumpublicans who have turned him into a dancing chimp.

by Anonymousreply 5January 23, 2023 9:39 PM

If I had 10 tits I’d be a sow

by Anonymousreply 6January 23, 2023 9:40 PM

Alito and Thomas are not spring chickens. If Biden wins another term then I think there is a fairly good chance of getting to 4-5 or even 5-4.

by Anonymousreply 7January 23, 2023 9:50 PM

Thomas will live to be 105. Just our luck.

by Anonymousreply 8January 23, 2023 10:16 PM

Kavanaugh is only 57 but he's a raging alcoholic. Tick tock on the liver. We can hope.

by Anonymousreply 9January 23, 2023 10:18 PM

Pete is my top choice.

by Anonymousreply 10January 23, 2023 10:45 PM

A black lesbian who identifies as Chinese

by Anonymousreply 11January 23, 2023 10:47 PM

r11, that is a three fer. My three fer would be a Barbara Jordan type, a disabled Black Lesbian.

by Anonymousreply 12January 23, 2023 11:10 PM

Melissa Murray who was on Biden's shortlist last time (but now she's seen on MSNBC, does that kill her objectivity?).

by Anonymousreply 13January 23, 2023 11:13 PM

In this extremely hypothetical fantasy scenario: I'd promote Ketanji Brown Jackson to Chief Justice, since she's not only the most qualified compared to the other eight justices, she's also a strong and dignified black woman which brings the added benefit of racist heads exploding all over Deplorable-land. To backfill for KBJ's seat? Another black woman. I'm sure Biden has plenty of other qualified candidates on the short list from which KBJ was nominated.

by Anonymousreply 14January 23, 2023 11:17 PM

I love that r14!!!

by Anonymousreply 15January 23, 2023 11:23 PM

Nice fantasy, OP

by Anonymousreply 16January 23, 2023 11:24 PM

r14, even though she would have to be reconfirmed as Chief Justice, we have the votes in the Senate now.

Then Melissa Murray to fill KBJ's vacancy.


by Anonymousreply 17January 23, 2023 11:43 PM

“We have to make this a bipartisan effort…” *Gets runover by GOP caravan, Kamala laughs in the distance*

by Anonymousreply 18January 24, 2023 12:05 AM

Well, we know that GOP caravans, like antifa, are imaginary.

What's yer point?

by Anonymousreply 19January 24, 2023 12:26 AM

Four words: Chief Justice Ann Romano.

by Anonymousreply 20January 24, 2023 12:35 AM

I agree with R14’s suggestion. Though I think it is highly unlikely that Roberts would step down. We have a better chance of the 74-year-old Thomas or the 72-year-old Alito croaking. Or possibly the alcoholic Kavanaugh.

by Anonymousreply 21January 24, 2023 12:36 AM

Did anyone think that Justice Kennedy would be blackmailed to leave a vacancy for Kavanaugh to fill?

Anything is possible.

by Anonymousreply 22January 24, 2023 1:17 AM

Yes r22, it looked very plausible when it happened. I also think this is a troll thread, but you are all so joyful that I’ll just shut up about it.

by Anonymousreply 23January 24, 2023 1:24 AM

No, not a troll thread. I was just sitting around thinking what could happen to Democrats to change the balance of the appointments of Gorsuch, Kavanaugh and Barrett that happened as quickly as them. It's not a fantasy as much as an intellectual exercise.

by Anonymousreply 24January 24, 2023 1:34 AM

With our luck, Kavanaugh will be one of those drunks who somehow lives to be ancient. They drink like fish yet inexplicably get to their 80s or in some cases 90s. We've all known a few.

by Anonymousreply 25January 24, 2023 1:43 AM

Well I do have my JD and was the foreman on the OJ trial.

by Anonymousreply 26January 24, 2023 2:01 AM


Chief Justice Bonnie Franklin

Justice Linda Lavin

Justice Esther Rolle

Justice Mike Branson

Justice Jessica Lange

Justice Julian Morris

Justice Matt Duckling Bomer

Justice Shitty Anne

Justice M. Louise Ciccone

by Anonymousreply 27January 24, 2023 2:08 AM

Bravo R27! But what about Justice D. Parton?

by Anonymousreply 28January 24, 2023 2:12 AM

Judge Patsy Ramsey, formerly of Boulder County Juvenile Prosecution Division.

by Anonymousreply 29January 24, 2023 2:14 AM

No R29.

by Anonymousreply 30January 24, 2023 2:20 AM

R22 - Whatchu talkin' about Willis ? I never heard this theory before. Any links ?

Kavanuagh may be an alcoholic, but I believe he's pickled at this point - he'll live to see his bicentennial birthday.

If Roberts steps down, I'd want Judge Judy to take his place. If she refuses, put in Sunny Hostin !

by Anonymousreply 31January 24, 2023 2:24 AM

How about Santos so he can at least have one legit resume builder. I don’t think there is a Constitutional requirement that a Justice be a lawyer.

by Anonymousreply 32January 24, 2023 2:26 AM

Santos was already a Supreme Court Justice R32. Time for someone else to get a chance.

I like the Judge Judy suggesting immensely.

by Anonymousreply 33January 24, 2023 2:32 AM

R31, you mean you have forgotten that Justice Kennedy's son was a Trump banker for Deutsche Bank?

by Anonymousreply 34January 24, 2023 3:01 AM

Never gonna happen.

by Anonymousreply 35January 24, 2023 1:13 PM

Presidente del Tribunal Supremo Rojo Caliente.

by Anonymousreply 36January 24, 2023 1:17 PM

[quote] With our luck, Kavanaugh will be one of those drunks who somehow lives to be ancient. They drink like fish yet inexplicably get to their 80s or in some cases 90s. We've all known a few.

Yes, but eventually he'll make some drunk mistake, like hit-and-run, or losing a confidential briefcase in the mistresses' bedroom etc. You know some stupid stuff out of left field. I actually had not heard that he is an alcoholic. Is that true, or just an assumption based on his missteps in his grad school years?

by Anonymousreply 37January 24, 2023 1:59 PM

Biden should nominate Kamala Harris. A graceful way to get her out of the executive branch. And she'd be a good supreme court justice; she knows law and litigation. She'll do fine there.

by Anonymousreply 38January 24, 2023 2:04 PM

[quote]disabled Black Lesbian

Bigoted talking points from the Reagan Era! Never let it be said that DL doesn't have its finger on the pulse of the zeitgeist!

by Anonymousreply 39January 24, 2023 2:17 PM

[quote] To backfill for KBJ's seat? Another black woman.

What, no available Asian nominees? After Thomas was able to withstand COVID, I've given up any hope of him dropping dead in the near future. But one can always hope.

But back to Roberts; he's proved to be another Trump in that he'll go to the grave whining about how unfairly he's been treated, how people don't respect authority, blah, blah, blah when history will remember him as actively working to dismantle democracy

by Anonymousreply 40January 24, 2023 4:16 PM

R39, shut yer cunt. We were discussing how many boxes a Biden candidate could tick. Not bigoted.

I don't know about the Asian and Native American possibilities.

by Anonymousreply 41January 24, 2023 8:50 PM

R38, I now think that Harris would be a great CHIEF Justice. The court needs a manager and being California Attorney General certainly makes her capable.

by Anonymousreply 42January 24, 2023 8:53 PM

I’m good with putting Kamala on the Supreme Court.

by Anonymousreply 43January 25, 2023 1:34 AM

Is she a judge R43?

by Anonymousreply 44January 25, 2023 1:45 AM

Was Warren Berger?

by Anonymousreply 45January 25, 2023 1:53 AM

Fucked if I know R45. Don't you have to be a judge?

by Anonymousreply 46January 25, 2023 1:55 AM

Ask Earl Warren.

by Anonymousreply 47January 25, 2023 2:04 AM

How about Obama?

by Anonymousreply 48January 25, 2023 2:13 AM

I think Obama is all about protecting his legacy, not having another 24/7 job.

by Anonymousreply 49January 25, 2023 2:26 AM

[quote] Is she a judge R43?

She doesn’t need to be, R44. The practice of elevating only sitting federal appellate judges to the Supreme Court is a relatively recent phenomenon. Justice William O. Douglas was chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Chief Justice Warren was the Governor of California. Justice Brandeis served as President Wilson's chief economic adviser from 1912 until 1916 when he was appointed to the Court. Justice Tom Clark was President Truman’s Attorney General.

by Anonymousreply 50January 25, 2023 3:16 AM

The clarification is greatly appreciated, r50. Thank you.

by Anonymousreply 51January 25, 2023 3:52 AM

A Chief Justice Harris would be a very good thing.

by Anonymousreply 52January 27, 2023 2:21 AM

^I would love a Chief Justice Harris if no other reason that MAGA heads will be exploding right & left, but - even if we're following our fantasy about Roberts somehow growing a conscious or dying young - I wonder how popular she is in the dem establishment. It seems like there are easier ways to offload her rather than give a lifetime appointment in which they *can't* get rid of her

by Anonymousreply 53January 27, 2023 2:06 PM

[quote]If Chief Justice Roberts accepts that his court is corrupt and resigns to rebalance,

You really started a whole thread to discuss something that no one is predicting and has zero chance of happening? You might as well speculate about Clarence Thomas waking up tomorrow and declaring himself a Communist. It's never happening. Santa Claus being real is far more likely.

by Anonymousreply 54January 27, 2023 5:30 PM

Oh boy! Let's talk about stupid shit!!!!

by Anonymousreply 55January 27, 2023 5:42 PM

R54, How about I start a thread, What happens if Justice Kennedy is Blackmailed into retirement by Trump because his son is a major money launderer for Trump? Who would have bought Kavanaugh's baseball cards and debt? Who would have posted to that thread?

This is an intellectual game, positing a rare instance.

Kind of like Fuck, Marry Kill.

But if you don't want to play, don't post. You Feeb Cunt.

by Anonymousreply 56January 27, 2023 8:02 PM
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