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Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby slither » Thu Jun 28, 2:17 am

Fuck Trump.
And fuck Mitch McConnell.

I wonder if this will provoke national outrage.

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby boneymaroni » Thu Jun 28, 3:30 am

Outrage?....nah.

Most significant point in his term so far....best not fuck it up.

Watch for Roe v Wade to take center stage (although nobody but the zealots give a fuck about abortion anymore) and permeate the media through the fall....better not fuck up my Fantasy Football season...then I would express outrage

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby Cujo04 » Thu Jun 28, 3:15 pm

Ginsberg's also overdue. That will complete the Trump trifecta

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby slither » Sat Jun 30, 4:05 pm

boneymaroni wrote:Outrage?....nah.

Most significant point in his term so far....best not fuck it up.

Watch for Roe v Wade to take center stage (although nobody but the zealots give a fuck about abortion anymore) and permeate the media through the fall....better not fuck up my Fantasy Football season...then I would express outrage


It's a bit more nuanced than that, boney.

And Americans by and large do not care for nuance. Gut-level, us vs. them reactionary hyperbole is the norm.

In fact, cable TV, abortion and fantasy football sums it up nicely.

LOL.

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby worldcitizen1723 » Sun Jul 01, 5:52 pm

FRI, JUN 29TH, 2018 BY LEO VIDAL
New Claims: Justice Kennedy Was Bought Off and Must Be Investigated

Yesterday a lot of speculation came out about Anthony Kennedy’s motivations for retiring from the Supreme Court, and what his connections are to the Trump family.

For example, someone wrote on Democratic Underground:

“Given the reported ties between Anthony Kennedy and Trump/Kushner there should be a thorough investigation of Kennedy and his family to see whether or not his retirement was bought.”

The fact is that there is a long history of “back channels” and very extensive financial dealings between Anthony Kennedy and Donald Trump, and their respective families. It is not unreasonable for these connections to be more fully investigated.

One article that explored these connections in detail appeared in POLITICO.

After Donald Trump’s State of the Union address a conversation took place between Trump and Justice Kennedy which showed they had an ongoing relationship with deep family connections.

The conversation went like this:

“Say hello to your boy,” Trump said, “Special guy.”

“Your kids have been very nice to him,” Kennedy replied.

“Well,” Trump said, “they love him, and they love him in New York.”

It turns out that Justice Kennedy’s son, Justin, knows Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner because they have worked together in New York real estate circles.

Kennedy’s other son, Gregory, is a close friend of Trump’s Silicon Valley adviser Peter Thiel. They went to Stanford Law School together and Kennedy’s firm, Disruptive Technology Advisers, has worked with Thiel’s company Palantir Technologies. Gregory Kennedy also has been a NASA senior financial adviser.


Not so coincidentally, both of Justice Kennedy’s sons were at the White House last month for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Also, Ivanka Trump has attended oral arguments of the Supreme Court as a guest of Justice Kennedy.

But even more alarming is information reported at Medium.com which shows extensive financial relationships between the Trumps (including Jared Kushner) and the Kennedy family.

Like all financial dealings, the details can be quite complex, but in summary, Justin Kennedy has lent substantial amounts of money to Jared Kushner and bailed him out of a troubled real estate deal.

According to Medium:

“Who came to Kushner’s rescue? None other than LNR Property, the company whose CEO was Justin Kennedy.”

“According to the New York Times, Mr. Kushner and LNR “reached a possible agreement with LNR Property, a firm specializing in restructuring troubled debt and which oversees the mortgage, that would allow him to retain control of the tower by modifying the terms of the $1.2 billion mortgage tied to the office portion of the building.”

So let’s go back to the original conversation where Justice Kennedy said that the President’s ‘kids have been very nice’ to his son. What does that mean? How nice have they been? What did the Trumps do for Kennedy? Was anything more promised?

As the Medium article said:

“Obviously there is some kind of friendly relationship. Questions abound. We know what the Justice’s son may have done for Mr. Kushner, but what did the President’s children do for Justin Kennedy? How have they been nice to him? Evidently Justice Kennedy knows, and this may have had an impact on his opinion of the Trumps in general and the President in particular. This is perhaps a significant cause of concern.”

Since Justice Kennedy’s retirement may set the course on a conservative path for decades it is reasonable for the American public to receive answers to all of these questions, and hopefully they will come out during the confirmation process for whoever Trump chooses as his replacement for Kennedy on the Supreme Court.

https://www.politicususa.com/2018/06/29 ... gated.html

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby smokedpeppers » Tue Jul 03, 3:19 am

worldcitizen1723 wrote:So let’s go back to the original conversation where Justice Kennedy said that the President’s ‘kids have been very nice’ to his son. What does that mean? How nice have they been?

fifty shades of gray, was more then a novel .

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby Dazzler » Tue Jul 03, 9:29 am

So if this goes through - which it will, obviously - and another crusty, far-right authoritarian fuck who hasn’t wet his dick since LBJ was in the OO is appointedo the Board Of Directors, the US might as well not bother having elections for a while, right?

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby Cali Guy » Tue Jul 03, 7:04 pm

With no working knowledge of the U.S. Constitution or the Three Branches of Government you should limit yourself to examining the wetness of dicks.

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby worldcitizen1723 » Tue Jul 03, 9:17 pm

i understand if there is actually a democratic take over - president and congress - the supreme court justices could be increased (or decreased) - it has happened on 4 separate occasions ( if I remember correctly). So -- a hell of a lot is riding on the November elections and on the 2020 elections - either we will have a country worth fighting for or we have a country that we will be running away from.

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby modern roots » Tue Jul 10, 1:33 am

Ginsberg needs to go next. She's a dinosaur.

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby Cujo04 » Tue Jul 10, 1:37 am

modern roots wrote:Ginsberg needs to go next. She's a dinosaur.



She'll go all right, probably before the 2020 election. Probably be taking the Scalia retirement plan though

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby Bohannon » Tue Jul 10, 1:55 pm

Let's see if the lead Damocrat has the balls to do what O'Connell did...Look the orange shit-gibbon in the eye and say "I am vetoing your Justice choice because...you!"

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby Cujo04 » Tue Jul 10, 5:02 pm

Bohannon wrote:Let's see if the lead Damocrat has the balls to do what O'Connell did...Look the orange shit-gibbon in the eye and say "I am vetoing your Justice choice because...you!"


McConnell will play the Harry Reid card and confirm him with a simple majority. There will also be about 3 Democrats voting yes or face political suicide. Same as Gorsuch passing with 54 votes including 3 Dems

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Re: Justice Kennedy to Retire

Postby Cali Guy » Tue Jul 10, 10:18 pm

Bohannon wrote:Let's see if the lead Damocrat has the balls





When you cannot remain steadfast against the ridiculous “orange shit-gibbon” and put your tail between your legs and flee the country you really shouldn't question anyone's “balls”.


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