Confirming for posterity that she was an activist, not a judge

 
A “liberal icon” to the end, her final thoughts weren’t about world peace, human fraternity, an end to hunger or the healing of wounds so recently and violently inflicted on American society by her adoring fellow leftists. No, the final wish of Ruth Bader Ginsburg was that a life peerage in her memory be institutionalised on the bench of the Supreme Court and that haters of Donald Trump go on hating him. I see no greatness here.

UPDATE: A disciple of the late Mrs Ginsburg showcases what leftist females have to offer the world:

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94 Responses to Confirming for posterity that she was an activist, not a judge

  1. stackja

    “Liberal” to the end.

  2. Tony Taylor

    Is there time enough for Trump to appoint a new judge, or is there a process to go through which the Dems can drag out?

  3. John Brumble

    It may backfire. The Supreme Court picks last time were one of several key rrasons to vote Trump.

  4. Tintarella di Luna

    Did she really say that or has her family said she said that.

  5. notafan

    Republicans have three vote majority in senate I think. That means they can do it. Republicans senate majority prevented Obama replacing Scalia with Garland.

  6. mundi

    Yes Trump dominates and the senate confirms.

  7. Damon

    If she did indeed say that, she wasn’t fit to be a Justice of the Supreme Court.

  8. Professor Fred Lenin

    Doesnt matter how high in office a lefty rises you cant take the hater out of them , even being a millionaire doesnt stifle it ,bitter to the end ,thats why there are no lefty comedians ,they have no sense of humour only a sense of hatred for other people and jealousy of other lefties . Have you ever heard a lefty joke against themselves ?

  9. jupes

    A “liberal icon” to the end, her final thoughts weren’t about world peace, human fraternity, an end to hunger or the healing of wounds so recently and violently inflicted on American society by her adoring fellow leftists.

    Nor were they about upholding the law according to the constitution. You know, her job.

  10. Carpe Jugulum

    On the upside she is toasty warm where she is now and has the company of her fellow travelers.

  11. Leo G

    Did she really say that or has her family said she said that.

    The NPR story has Ginsburg inconsistent on the point, claiming that she told “Justice John Paul Stevens shortly before his death that she hoped to serve as long as he did”- that is for more than 34 years on SCOTUS- another seven years.

  12. stackja

    Tintarella di Luna
    #3591029, posted on September 19, 2020 at 8:12 pm
    Did she really say that or has her family said she said that.

    Ginsburg’s last wish was to ‘not be replaced until a new president is installed’: report

    The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s last wish was to not be replaced until a new president was sworn into office, NPR reports.

    “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed,” Ginsburg told her granddaughter just days before her death, according to NPR.

    Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.

  13. steve

    So, will Rowe versus Wade be overturned now that a non manhating, milder form of feminist is likely to place their bony arse in her seat?

  14. Megan

    A surprise to no-one with an ability for independent thought.

  15. Damon

    “I will not be replaced until a new president is installed” … and if that President is Donald Trump?
    Stupid woman.

  16. stackja

    Liberal America Had an Epic Meltdown Over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death, But They Have Only One Person to Blame

    Matt Vespa| @mvespa1|Posted: Sep 19, 2020 4:45 AM

    ….

    Still, ‘Notorious RBG’ made a serious miscalculation by not retiring during the Obama years. If she had, there probably would be a much younger jurist holding the line for the liberal wing of the Supreme Court right now. No hassle. Alas, that didn’t happen, and for all these liberals who are going ballistic—this battle was really RBG’s choosing. I think she, like many, thought Hillary Clinton would win the 2016 election. She would then ride off into the sunset and that would be it. Instead, Trump won arguably the biggest political upsets of all time, certainly within the last generation, and got stuck. It’s an unpopular opinion among liberal circles for sure, maybe more agree but keep it to themselves. Still, the meltdown is popcorn worthy.

  17. Dragnet

    That assumes her last words were recorded correctly
    In all probability they were more like ” rrrgobkbzfffffzeemongdang”

  18. Anonandon

    Who gives a shit what her last wish was?

  19. Scott Osmond

    I’m not surprised. She was a supporter of baby killing afterall. Baby killing seems to be a defining requirement for the left. One could almost call it an unholy sacrament.

  20. Hay Stockard

    A true patriot. She died for her Country’s good

  21. Squirrel

    The mini-series of a re-worked Pelican Brief will be must-watch TV

  22. Ed Case

    No one is voting for Repeal of Roe v Wade.
    The problem Trump has is that the R. Senators and Congressmen don’t want to go over the cliff with him
    Trump doesn’t want another Kavanaugh Hearing sucking all the oxygen out of out of the last 45 days of his campaign.

  23. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Dragnet at 8:59 pm:

    “That assumes her last words were recorded correctly
    In all probability they were more like ” rrrgobkbzfffffzeemongdang” “

    With her dying breath we are expected to believe all she could speak about was what she did at work today?

  24. DD

    DJT has the constitutional duty to nominate a replacement to the bench. The Senate process then follows.

    The only points of choice are in the senate. They must make the decision.

    They are all paid to discharge this responsibility. They must do this. Regardless of politics.

    We are all where we now are because duty has given way to personal aggrandizement.

  25. W Hogg

    Since she decided to display her contempt for half the population, and the law. I’m no longer obliged to maintain a polite period of mourning.

  26. Candy

    I doubt anyone 2 days before their last breath talks about their most “fervent wish” . They are semi conscious. As if a person in that state could even articulate the word “fervent”.

  27. pbw

    They can’t leave a vacancy for over 4 years.

  28. Who cares what her last wish was? Lefties, you know those who preach the collective but seem to always end up idolizing some, usually unworthy, individual.
    And the American left have created tbis shemozzle by overtly politicizing the courts, because the can’t secure they’re agenda through the legislatures.

  29. miltonf

    Baby killing seems to be a defining requirement for the left. One could almost call it an unholy sacrament.

    This is true. Part of the cultural marxist cult. A session with sopher forceps is a badge of ‘honour’ in their poisonous world.

  30. calli

    The Cult of Ginsberg is one of the more peculiar fetishes of the US left.

    Take away the glamour and all that’s left is an activist judge who liked the idea of eugenics.

    Not the SC’s finest seat warmer.

  31. mareeS

    As there is no afterlife, no history, according to the left, RBG can be forgotten now that she is dead. The world can move on.

  32. Doesnt matter how high in office a lefty rises…

    They still call the gutter home.

  33. notafan

    Dummies on Twitter seem to be assuming Biden will win.

    Much lol at the notion the nomination should be deferted for another four years

  34. HT

    Ed Case
    #3591112, posted on September 19, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    Trump doesn’t want another Kavanaugh Hearing sucking all the oxygen out of out of the last 45 days of his campaign.

    That would be my guess to. Advice even, should he ring me and enquire.

  35. Crossie

    notafan
    #3591030, posted on September 19, 2020 at 8:13 pm
    Republicans have three vote majority in senate I think. That means they can do it. Republicans senate majority prevented Obama replacing Scalia with Garland.

    Subtract Mitt Romney, then subtract Susan Collins, then subtract …

  36. notafan

    Dems threatening to riot if Trump nominates.

    I don’t know if black lives care about RBG.
    Rioting loonie white women in upper middle suburbs would make a nice change though.

  37. stackja

    From the Thomas More Society’s Tom Brejcha:

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will go down in legal history as a Jurist of very high stature and lasting repute who played a pioneering and pivotal role in paving the way for the advancement of women lawyers to their present positions of power and influence in our legal profession.

    She was supremely gifted and dedicated in her singular devotion and masterly contributions to the legal and associated social reforms that brought about this monumental progress over the many decades of her labors. But what marks her as a truly legendary jurist is her fidelity to the law, as a body of principles that stands apart from, and transcends, mere policy preferences and political partisanship, however deeply felt and ardently fought for.

    Thus we witnessed her voting twice in favor of our advocacy, which was assailed (stridently albeit baselessly) in so many quarters in the marathon NOW vs. Scheidler litigation, which gave birth to our Thomas More Society, a public interest law firm.

    The case lasted over 28 years from start to finish, and it culminated in a pair of successive U.S. Supreme Court decisions against the use of the federal racketeering and extortion laws against peaceable non-violent political protest.

    In that case, Justice Ginsburg joined an 8-1 majority in Scheidler II, handed down in 2003, and then again she joined an 8-0 majority in Scheidler III, handed down in 2006 (Justice O’Connor having retired, or it would have been 9-0) — proving herself faithful to the operative legal principles that proved dispositive, despite the fact that she was casting her vote against the National Organization for Women, another high profile advocate for the cause, so styled, of women’s rights.

    We deeply disagreed with her about abortion rights, but we too, at the Thomas More Society, salute her record of judicial service and mourn her passing.
    Sincerely,
    Tom Brejcha
    President & Chief Counsel

  38. Crossie

    notafan
    #3591279, posted on September 20, 2020 at 7:39 am
    Dems threatening to riot if Trump nominates.

    I don’t know if black lives care about RBG.
    Rioting loonie white women in upper middle suburbs would make a nice change though.

    You mean they will come out to scream, burn stuff and threaten everyone instead of sending out their obnoxious children to do it as they did for BLM riots?

  39. Mother Lode

    Playing devils advocate here (or perhaps the advocate’s intern):

    Does ‘new President’ necessarily mean the next President who is not this one, or the next swearing in of a President (who may well be the incumbent) but who it is going to be is not yet known.

    I get the sense that ‘next President’ is a formulaic expression – possibly becoming ambiguous in its literal sense over time. After all, in the Constitution the President is an office, not a person and each swearing in is a new term.

    If so then NPR is just blowing smoke and setting up the next outrage that Trump might be appointing a judge ‘illegitimately’ – in the sense that the left at this moment wish there was a law helping them and thwarting their opponents.

    Now that she is a dead lion for the cause the left would not think twice about using the corpse as a rotting carcass to hit trump like a sack of moldy turnips.

  40. notafan

    Im hoping Crossie, in their own neighborhood.

  41. notafan

    Seems like a built-in assumption that Trump will not be president after January.

  42. Leo G

    Dems threatening to riot if Trump nominates.

    The Democrats have effectively stated that if Biden wins the Presidency, they intend to create new SCOTUS positions until Democrat partisan judges have a majority.

  43. Mother Lode

    Just flicking on the telly while having a coffee, I see there is already a hagiography about RBG on Foxtel.

    I will assume it was made at some earlier point when the left felt the need to enlarge on her heroic role as an SJW. Redeemed from the vaults so we can all mourn her passing.

    The left are ever prone to elevating people to superhuman icons. Mao and Lenin have their mausoleums whee people file past in ritual devotion (despite their ostentatious materialism and renunciation of religious sentiment). The first two Kims in NK are divinities.

    And so on.

  44. mh

    UPDATE: A disciple of the late Mrs Ginsburg showcases what leftist females have to offer the world:

    Great stuff.
    The radical Dems exposed for the next 6 weeks.
    Thank you, Ruth.

  45. flyingduk

    Trump doesn’t want another Kavanaugh Hearing sucking all the oxygen out of out of the last 45 days of his campaign.

    The Dems have already signalled they will not accept the result if Trump wins, and will drag it through the courts, where it will end up in the now potentially tied 4:4 Supreme Court.

    For that reason alone (amongst others), Trump MUST replace her before the election.

  46. John Comnenus

    I think Trump would welcome a replay of the Kavanaugh nomination process as the centre of his campaign. 1. It clearly differentiates the parties and highlights the importance of judges being nominated and seated. 2. It will point out the importance of down ballot races especially the Senate. 3. It will expose what a nasty and vicious bunch the Left is. Oh and when they bring up Judge X is a racist, rapist, pedo Trump will just point out Biden’s worse behaviour and Dems not caring. Ideally Trump will nominate a conservative minority female judge just to spice things up and to be able to accuse the Dems of racism and highlight that he isn’t.

  47. HT

    notafan
    #3591279, posted on September 20, 2020 at 7:39 am
    Dems threatening to riot if Trump nominates.

    I don’t know if black lives care about RBG.

    Funny how things are read. I’m a avid photographer, it’s how I fill my retirement in. I literally read your comment as “I don’t know if black lives care about Red Blue Green”. And I it still reads right 🙂

  48. Roger

    Women’s suffrage…one of the great mistakes in Western history.

  49. Roger

    Just flicking on the telly while having a coffee, I see there is already a hagiography about RBG on Foxtel.

    Ditto the ABC last night.

    Millions of Australians are now asking themselves, “Who the heck is Ruth Bader Ginsburg?” as they reach for the remote.

  50. mh

    Radical Dems furious, congregate outside house of Mitch.

    Joel Willett
    @realJoelWillett
    ·
    5h
    Outside of @senatemajldr house right now. Crowd getting bigger. LMPD trying to keep people on sidewalks.

    https://twitter.com/realJoelWillett/status/1307364144316907521?s=20

  51. Tom

    Another “sane” reaction to RBG’s death

    This is the divinity of Donald Trump and the derangement he causes, especially among liberal American females.

    Like the idiot in that dashcam video, my step-daughter, who lives in Nashville TN, is a Trump hater who’s swallowing whole the US MSM’s anti-Trump talking points — one of the latest being that HE won’t accept the result of the November election, when it’s the Dems who have hired hundreds of lawyers with a plan to annul the election result in the weeks and months after November 3.

    Step-daughter has just enrolled her two daughters in a conservative private school only to discover most of her fellow moms are Trump voters. That’s the funniest news I’ve had this year.

    Granddaughter number 1, aged 10, has just made a pariah of herself at school because she told her classmates she wanted to be left alone by boys as she was a lesbian. School rang my step-daughter horrified. It won’t tolerate sexualisation of children, even if it’s behavior condoned by the parents.

    I’m hoping my step-daughter makes friends with some of the Trump-voting moms at school, who’ll point out to her the recklessness of her behavior towards her children. My step-daughter (a late child bearer and now a US citizen aged 47) is still at the childish stage of defending her hyper-liberalism.

    This seems to be the uniform reaction of American liberal women towards Trump — because he’s an alphamale with a gorgeous trophy wife, it’s as if they think he is comparing them to Melania.

    In fact, the hyper-liberalism now flourishing in the US is a direct result of the hyper-freedoms in the US Constitution.

    Anyway, I am fascinated by my step-daughter’s journey to adulthood as an American voter. It’s hard loving someone who’s head is full of shit, but I’ve had plenty of practice in my own family — a brother who’s an impulsive lefty and a sister who votes for the Greenfilth.

  52. Penguinite

    Anyone that believes the last words spoke by Ginsberg before her demise was “Delay naming of my replacement until after the election” I have a harbour bridge for sale!

  53. thefrollickingmole

    “That assumes her last words were recorded correctly
    In all probability they were more like ” rrrgobkbzfffffzeemongdang” “

    With her dying breath we are expected to believe all she could speak about was what she did at work today?

    Ruths last moments, 2020, colourised.

  54. Leo G

    For that reason alone (amongst others), Trump MUST replace her before the election.

    Moreover, it’s likely that the Republicans will shortly have a reduced majority in the Senate.
    Trump has a sworn duty to “faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States” and to the best of his ability, “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution”.
    In this situation that means expediting the appointment of a judge to fill the position vacated by the death of RBG and oppose the moves by the Democrats to subvert the Constitution and increase conflicts between the branches of government.

  55. cohenite

    Can you imagine fucking that bint driving the car; sex with women like that would be like rooting a croc.

  56. Leo G

    With her dying breath we are expected to believe all she could speak about was what she did at work today?

    Why the surprise that partisan Democrats should take a partisan interpretation of RBG’s last “fervent” wish? A more reasonable interpretation is that RBG just wished to live a little longer- to know the outcome of the Presidential election and avoid tainting her legacy for the progressive support base.

  57. mh

    Another “sane” reaction to RBG’s death 😂

    I’ve taken a day off work Nov 4.
    The meltdowns will be epic.

    🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

  58. custard

    The Donald has just confirmed at his rally in North Carolina that the replacement will be a woman.

  59. Andre

    According to much MSM comment on her death she was a “feminist icon” and “changed a generation of women giving them choice and aspiration”. While doing all this she, and likeminded activist judiciary, also denied any choice, aspiration of even a life to be enjoyed for countless unborn humans.

  60. Frank

    That TikTok video, not clicking on it, maintaining good mental hygiene demands it. But, are we sure that really is a woman?

  61. William the Conjuror

    From the Thomas More Society’s Tom Brejcha:

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will go down in legal history as a Jurist of very high stature and lasting repute who played a pioneering and pivotal role in paving the way for the advancement of women lawyers to their present positions of power and influence in our legal profession.

    She was supremely gifted and dedicated in her singular devotion and masterly contributions to the legal and associated social reforms that brought about this monumental progress over the many decades of her labors. But what marks her as a truly legendary jurist is her fidelity to the law, as a body of principles that stands apart from, and transcends, mere policy preferences and political partisanship, however deeply felt and ardently fought for.

    Thus we witnessed her voting twice in favor of our advocacy, which was assailed (stridently albeit baselessly) in so many quarters in the marathon NOW vs. Scheidler litigation, which gave birth to our Thomas More Society, a public interest law firm.

    The case lasted over 28 years from start to finish, and it culminated in a pair of successive U.S. Supreme Court decisions against the use of the federal racketeering and extortion laws against peaceable non-violent political protest.

    In that case, Justice Ginsburg joined an 8-1 majority in Scheidler II, handed down in 2003, and then again she joined an 8-0 majority in Scheidler III, handed down in 2006 (Justice O’Connor having retired, or it would have been 9-0) — proving herself faithful to the operative legal principles that proved dispositive, despite the fact that she was casting her vote against the National Organization for Women, another high profile advocate for the cause, so styled, of women’s rights.

    We deeply disagreed with her about abortion rights, but we too, at the Thomas More Society, salute her record of judicial service and mourn her passing.
    Sincerely,
    Tom Brejcha
    President & Chief Counsel

  62. mh

    But, are we sure that really is a woman?

    It’s Ma’am!

  63. Professor Fred Lenin

    The oldBolsheviks purged by Fascist Joe stalinwent to their deaths by shooting ,upholding their belief in Naruxism ,just like ginsberg .

  64. W Hogg

    Republicans have three vote majority in senate I think. That means they can do it. Republicans senate majority prevented Obama replacing Scalia with Garland.

    4 RINOs are already committed against a pre-election confirmation. Thats 48-48 if they all abstain; Sen Delecto can’t be trusted and may well vote No with the Dems in a 48-49 result.

  65. Iain Russell

    @[email protected]:39, indeed so the RC female being bruited about is perfect.

  66. bollux

    One small step for mankind, one giant leap forward for America.

  67. calli

    Just flicking on the telly while having a coffee, I see there is already a hagiography about RBG on Foxtel.

    All I see is White Privilege.

  68. Rob MW

    Now that is funny. Added to the list of white black lives matter antifa female screechers with a degree of difficulty equal to that of a cut snake and the sanity of a Victorian police commissioner.

    2020 is definitely the year of fucked in the head wing-nuts. God bless that parallel universe.

  69. Dragnet

    Just curious as to why the American (?) woman is driving a RHD car?

  70. Robbo

    That crazy frightbat should not be allowed to drive a motor vehicle.

  71. Makka

    Dragnet
    #3591593, posted on September 20, 2020 at 1:22 pm

    Well spotted, Joe.

  72. hzhousewife

    That crazy frightbat should not be allowed to drive a motor vehicle.

    Hilarious !
    My extended family member, now retired, a legal eagle and judge, has never held a drivers licence, luckily this person got a government car for most of their illustrious career. I fondly recall my dad being very scathing about this.

  73. Apparently you can flip over the false image on your smartphone. This is a mirror image of the real one.

  74. Mother Lode

    Just saw the clip.

    Interesting that the woman sees RBG’s role is helping advance the progressive agenda. Loyalty to the law does not get a look in.

    Also her bellowing “all you had to do is last until 2021.”

    So this girl has made up her mind that Heels Up is going to win. Because of the polls? The polls that failed to predict 2016?

    And when she again makes the error of putting too much faith in polls and the unexpected happens, she and her ilk will again decide it is Trump’s fault, not theirs. And they will hate him even more.

  75. Mother Lode

    Anyone that believes the last words spoke by Ginsberg before her demise was “Delay naming of my replacement until after the election” I have a harbour bridge for sale!

    You can’t imagine that she might have been verballed? That she is a swirling vortex of evil but those that surround her and report on her are too noble to exploit her death, embroidering or even creating from whole cloth a myth that will serve them but be of no use to RBG?

    I have no doubt that she wanted a progressive to replace her, but bad people don’t spend every moment being as bad in as many ways as possible.

    It may well have been a passing or innocuous remark – perhaps even perspicacious and prudent (perhaps) – being used to create conflict.

  76. Kneel

    “…will again decide it is Trump’s fault, not theirs. And they will hate him even more.”

    And most amusingly, the ONLY reason Trump ran in the first place (according to Trump himself), was the complete set of numpties ruining the joint by over-taxing and over-regulating industry into oblivion, for the sole purpose of lining their own pockets at the expense of Joe Average.

    Most politicians seem to think Wall Street matters most, but Trump thinks Main Street matters more – Trump may be the only politician in the last 40 years to realise that Henry Ford’s greatest contribution wasn’t the production line, but the concept that those who worked on it should be able to afford to buy what they produce. Such a situation massively increased the demand, and enabled economies of scale to drive prices ever lower. It also helped make Ford and his stock holders very rich. Such innovations are NEVER produced by the big multi-nationals – at best, they commodify the innovations of the small start-ups. And since regulation disproportionately disadvantages small companies…

  77. William the Conjuror

    Apparently you can flip over the false image on your smartphone. This is a mirror image of the real one.

    Not a mirror image. Panic handle above her door says she is in the front passenger seat of a left hand drive vehicle.

  78. “I’m driving a car”

    I will take her crazy word for it.

    Panic handle above her door says she is in the front passenger seat of a left hand drive vehicle.

    HUH?

  79. calli

    “Driving” with one of these?

    😃

  80. Gyro Cadiz

    There’s excellent reason why this demented shriekster does not have and probably never will have a ring on her finger…

  81. Oh come on

    It’s all about abortion for these people. Remember that journalist who, during the Lewinsky scandal, said she herself would happily show similar intimate affection towards Clinton’s nether regions if he agreed not to take away muh abortion rytzzzzz. They would do that and goodness knows what else to further this end. They worship at the altar of Roe v. Wade. Planned Parenthood clinics are their churches.

    It’s such a bizarre obsession.

  82. Oh come on

    Anyone that believes the last words spoke by Ginsberg before her demise was “Delay naming of my replacement until after the election” I have a harbour bridge for sale!

    Some media outlets are spinning these as her last words, or at least implying that they were. This is what NPR is reporting:

    Just days before her death, as her strength waned, Ginsburg dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

    So not last words as such, but not far off, either. Clearly they were spoken for public dissemination and calculated effect.

    The trouble with wishes, and even those most fervently held, is that there’s always the possibility of people in a position to grant your wish not giving a shit about what you want.

  83. Oh come on

    Matt Drudge is not coping well with the death of this person.

  84. David Archibald

    Too many rings up her ears.

  85. stackja

    WSJ Editorial Board: Sorry, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Wish Regarding Successor Isn’t Her Call
    Matt Vespa| @mvespa1|Posted: Sep 20, 2020 4:05 AM

    To quote Saint Mick, “you can’t always get what you want.” That’s what liberals have to understand about the looming fight to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat. It’s been said that Ginsburg, who passed away Friday at the age of 87, wanted the next president to select her replacement. That’s not how this works. Ginsburg’s wishes are not law. The Wall Street Journal editorial board doled out some tough love to these liberals regarding their use of emotion in an effort to stop Senate Republicans from taking up a vacancy fight (via WSJ) [emphasis mine]:

    Her death leaves three solid liberals on the nine-member Court, and Justice Ginsburg understood the stakes in the decision of who will take her place. National Public Radio reported Friday that the Justice dictated this statement to her granddaughter Clara Spera only days before her death: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”

    But her wish is not the Constitution’s command. The President has the power to nominate a successor as soon as he desires, and the Senate then has the power to confirm or not. The timing of that vote is a matter for the Senate to decide, and the current Senate can hold a confirmation vote even on the last day it is in session if it chooses.
    Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement Friday evening that “President Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate.” He is right to hold such a vote. The GOP retained its Senate majority in 2018 in large part because of the political backlash from the smearing of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Whether Mr. McConnell holds a vote before or after the election is a prudential political decision based on the likelihood of getting the votes for confirmation.

    Democrats are sure to raise as a precedent Mr. McConnell’s refusal, in 2016, to allow a Senate vote on Barack Obama’s nominee after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. But that was a constitutional use of the Senate majority that Democrats would also have employed, as no less than New York Democrat and now Minority Leader Chuck Schumer had declared toward the end of George W. Bush’s second term.

    ….

    And now, Democrats are mulling court-packing because…Trump. Then again, liberals are right in the sense that we need a ninth member just in case this election gets litigated all the way to the Supreme Court which is possible. We can’t have a 4-4 tie situation.

  86. Scott Osmond

    My money on her last words is, “why is it getting so hot?”

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