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If Republicans block Obama’s Supreme Court nomination, he wins anyway

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Here is another factor I do not believe some folks on the BB have thought about. It is not all one-sided, but ...

    From: https://www.washingtonpost.com/post...amas-supreme-court-nomination-he-wins-anyway/

    A divided court leaves lower court rulings in place. And the lower courts are blue. Nine of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals have a majority of Democratic appointees. That means liberal rulings conservatives were hoping the Supreme Court would overturn remain law. So if Scalia had cast the deciding vote on a case before he died, but the court rehears it and divides 4 to 4, that would leave the lower court decision in place. That’s what would happen with a proposal to apportion Congress in an entirely new way that would heavily favor Republican districts, which was argued recently. The lower court (in this case a district court which went directly to the Supreme Court for technical reasons) tossed the plan out; conservatives had been hoping the justices would restore it.
     
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    We don't need the SC to overturn Obama care. Congress can change the law.
     
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    A fact oft forgotten by judicial activists who fawn over decrees.
     
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