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Joel Pett for September 16, 2021

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    martens  3 months ago

    That pretty much summarizes both McConnell and Barrett, given the nature of the event at which it was presented. And he’s despicable enough to be proud of his role in subverting the courts.

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    I C U   3 months ago

    McConnell is exactly what he appears to be, a disingenuous, totally partisan, republic be damned, ‘anything goes as long as we win’ kinda guy.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Republicons lie about everything all of the time.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    Ohio GOP just passed such a bad gerrymander, even the Republican governor called it unconstitutional

    The ruse was so obvious and shameless, not even their fellow Republicans, in the era of the Big Lie and rampant conspiracy theories, could keep countenance.

    Late last night, less than an hour after officially presenting the proposal, the Republican majority on the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved new legislative maps even more gerrymandered than the current map that has guaranteed them unfettered and unwarranted supermajority for the last half-decade. According to independent analysis, they will likely result in Republicans winning a 65-24 supermajority in the State House and a 23-10 supermajority in the State Senate. Meanwhile, Trump won Ohio with just over 53% of the vote last year.

    Here’s the rub: An overwhelming majority of Ohioans in 2014 voted to approve a constitutional amendment meant to stop partisan gerrymandering altogether. A whopping 71.4% of voters approved a constitutional amendment that gave redistricting power to a bipartisan commission with a mandate to draw fair maps.

    So what happened? The structure of the commission didn’t exactly lend itself to bipartisanship this time around. The amendment dictates that the commission consist of two legislators from each party as well as three top statewide officials. Because Republicans hold every statewide office, this round’s commission was functionally a partisan exercise. But while they passed the maps last night, the Republican executives weren’t exactly endorsing them.

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2021/9/16/2052571/-Ohio-GOP-just-passed-such-a-bad-gerrymander-even-the-Republican-governor-called-it-unconstitutional?utm_campaign=trending

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    ferddo  3 months ago

    If she actually lived up to those words, the GQP would label her a RINO and start plotting to replace her as soon as they got control of the White House and Congress again…

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    Retired engineer  3 months ago

    McConnell is thinking “she better not persist”.

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    T Smith  3 months ago

    Amy Coney-Island said "My goal today is to convince you that this court is not composed of a bunch of partisan hacks.”

    No one thinks that… what they KNOW is that the court is comprised of 3 liberals, 1 marginally capable Chief Justice, and 5 partisan hacks.

    It’s just that Republiqanons are OK with that.

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    gammaguy  3 months ago

    “Philosophy”?

    The judges are supposed to make their decisions based on The Constitution of the United States, and not on personal “philosophy”. For that statement alone — though possibly also for taking part in an overtly pollitical promotion, — she should be impeached.

    And not just impeached, but also convicted.

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 3 months ago

    New reporting details how FBI limited investigation of Kavanaugh allegations

    The FBI was informed of allegations that Kavanaugh, while drunk during his freshman year at Yale, exposed himself to two heavily intoxicated female classmates on separate occasions. The bureau did not interview more than a dozen people who said they could provide information about the incidents.

    One of the accounts, reported by Deborah Ramirez, was made public at the time of Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings. The other, not publicly known until this weekend, was reported by a male classmate who said he witnessed the incident. He unsuccessfully sought to get the FBI to investigate with help from a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who asked FBI Director Christopher A. Wray to look into the allegation.

    The new details are based on interviews conducted by this reporter and two reporters for the New York Times for books about the confirmation. The New York Times reported some details late Saturday from its reporters’ new book.

    The best-known allegation against Kavanaugh was the accusation by Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor from California, that he assaulted her when they were high school students. Kavanaugh heatedly denied her allegation when he and Ford testified before the Judiciary Committee in a televised hearing.

    The committee’s Republican majority declined to give a public hearing to Ramirez, and it is unclear how many senators knew of the allegation of a second, similar incident at Yale. The committee’s chairman, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and its senior Democrat, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, were both informed of the existence of the allegation.

    https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-16/fbi-investigation-brett-kavanaugh-confirmation

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    randolini Premium Member 3 months ago

    What else would you expect from a justice rated unqualified by the American Bar Association?

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