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« on: February 13, 2016, 04:30:43 pm »

Don't get me wrong, I don't have ill will for anyone. With that being said...

1) Scalia was a Roman Catholic (appointed by Ronald Reagan in the 80's).

2) With #1 being said - looks like there will be no more high drama in the USSC anymore (if Trump or Cruz gets "elected", for awhile, that is).

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Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead at Texas ranch
2/13/16

Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday on a luxury resort in West Texas, federal officials said.

Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a resort in the Big Bend region south of Marfa.

According to a report, Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body.




Chief U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia, of the Western Judicial District of Texas, was notified about the death from the U.S. Marshals Service.

U.S. District Judge Fred Biery said he was among those notified about Scalia's death.

"I was told it was this morning," Biery said of Scalia's death. "It happened on a ranch out near Marfa. As far as the details, I think it's pretty vague right now as to how," he said. "My reaction is it's very unfortunate. It's unfortunate with any death, and politically in the presidential cycle we're in, my educated guess is nothing will happen before the next president is elected."

The U.S. Marshal Service, the Presidio County sheriff and the FBI were involved in the investigation.

Officials with the law enforcement agencies declined to comment.

A federal official who asked not to be named said there was no evidence of foul play and it appeared that Scalia died of natural causes.

A gray Cadillac hearse pulled into the ranch last Saturday afternoon. The hearse came from Alpine Memorial Funeral Home.

Scalia was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan.

Staff writers Vianna Davila, Tyler White and Richard A. Marini, John MacCormack and Guillermo Contreras contributed to this report.
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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 11:00:57 am »

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2/15/16
Death of Scalia Puts Court's Gun Stance into Question

Remembered for his conservative view and vivid writing, the late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died this weekend, authored notable dissents and several groundbreaking majority opinions during his decades serving on the U.S. Supreme Court. Perhaps the biggest decision he wrote was in  District of Columbia v. Heller in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court’s most significant ruling on guns in modern times.

In the case, the court considered the meaning of the Second Amendment for the first time in 70 years by determining whether the U.S. Constitution protects an individual right to possess firearms or protects gun possession connected to serving in a state militia group.

Scalia, 79,  was found dead Saturday at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas. A staunch conservative, the first-ever Italian-American justice had served on the country’s highest court for 30 years, and in June 2008 scripted the court’s controversial majority decision on the landmark case. In a 5-4 ruling that split the conservative and liberal justices, the court weighed in on gun ownership and took the view that the Constitution protects an individual’s right to own a firearm for personal use. The decision also struck down a decades-old ban on handgun possession and a safe-storage law in Washington, D.C.

The Second Amendment states: “A well regulated militia, being necessary for the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” The dissenting justices argued that the Second Amendment was created to ensure states could form militias to combat an overly powerful government, if necessary.

But Scalia rejected their view, saying: “Undoubtedly some think that the Second Amendment is outmoded in a society where our standing army is the pride of our nation, where well-trained police forces provide personal security, and where gun violence is a serious problem. That is perhaps debatable, but what is not debatable is that it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.”

In early 2008, a  Gallup poll found a clear majority of Americans—73 percent—believed the Second Amendment guarantees the rights of Americans to own guns. And almost 7 out of 10 were opposed to the law that would make the possession of a handgun illegal, except by the police.

The court’s ruling was a radical departure from a previous decision on the Second Amendment. It arguably is also a decision that advocates on both sides of the gun debate have misunderstood. Despite the court’s ruling that Americans constitutionally can keep a loaded handgun at home for self-defense,  Heller  also allows for certain restrictions to gun ownership, such as who can own them, and where they guns can be carried. Today, scholars continue to debate the clauses in the Second Amendment.

In the syllabus of the court’s brief,  Scalia wrote: “Like most rights, the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It is not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose.”

As the  Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence points out, the court in  Heller  didn’t address the issue of whether the Second Amendment restricts state and local governments. But the question was addressed two years later in  McDonald v. City of Chicago , in which the justices ruled the Second Amendment applies to individual states.

As the justices prepare to start hearing arguments in just a few weeks, there isn’t an incoming case involving the Second Amendment. But Scalia’s unexpected death comes amid political turbulence in an election year, and brings into question the Supreme Court’s standing on gun rights. Despite  calls from top Republicans for the Senate to refuse considering a replacement from President Barack Obama, he has said he will fulfill his constitutional obligations by nominating a replacement to Scalia’s now-vacant seat.
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 12:00:41 pm »

Sudden Death Of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Descends Into Conspiracy

Scalia’s remains were discreetly driven by van overnight to an El Paso funeral home with an escort from a procession of Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and U.S. Marshals Service vehicles.

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2/14/16

Judge Scalia’s death to be ruled a “heart attack”

The more we learn about the sudden death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the more that the whole thing grows more and more suspicious. First,  a seemingly healthy Scalia dies unexpectedly in Texas, but amazingly no one wants an autopsy. Then, under the cover of darkness, his dead body is whisked away to be embalmed before anyone can examine it. Why would this be?  Lastly, Judge Scalia was found with a “pillow over his head” as if he had been suffocated to death.

“We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled,” said Poindexter. “He was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap,” he said. Scalia,79, did not have a pulse and his body was cold, and after consulting with a doctor at a hospital in Alpine, Poindexter concluded resuscitation would have been futile, He then contacted federal authorities, at first encountering a series of answering services because he was calling on a weekend.

United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s heart stopped beating during his sleep, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara told WFAA on Sunday. Guevara officially pronounced him dead at 1:52 p.m. on Saturday. She will be the local official who signs his death certificate.

Hours earlier, the county judge told WFAA that myocardial infarction — or a heart attack — would likely be the cause of death listed. Guevara later said she would confer with the Justice’s personal physician on what specifically to show as the cause of death.

Scalia’s remains were discreetly driven by van overnight to an El Paso funeral home with an escort from a procession of Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers and U.S. Marshals Service vehicles.

After arriving at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, the Sunset Funeral Home embalmed Scalia’s remains, according to Chris Lujuan, a funeral home manager. Embalming is required by Texas law before a body can be transported out of state.

Sunset Funeral Home said it is collecting vital information for Scalia’s death certificate. Lujuan said Scalia’s remains would likely begin the journey back to northern Virginia sometime on Monday, though it’s uncertain exactly how the body would be transported.
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2/15/16
Scalia once lobbied Obama adviser to get Kagan on Supreme Court

Republican lawmakers are vowing to block anyone President Obama nominates to replace Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly on Saturday.

“We’re not going to give up the Supreme Court for a generation by allowing Barack Obama to make one more liberal appointee,” Texas Sen. Ted Cruz said during the GOP debate in South Carolina on Saturday night.

But according to David Axelrod, former senior adviser to the president, it was Scalia who once lobbied for a liberal justice to fill a vacant seat on the Supreme Court.

Axelrod, now a CNN political commentator, recalled a conversation he had with the conservative firebrand at the 2009 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington.

“We were seated together,” Axelrod writes on CNN.com. “We bantered about my hometown of Chicago, where he had taught law before ascending to the bench. He opined on wine and music and generally lived up to his reputation as a man who told and enjoyed a good story. And then our conversation took an unexpected turn.”

Scalia asked Axelrod to relay a message to Obama:


Justice David Souter, Scalia’s longtime colleague on the court, had just announced his retirement, creating a vacancy for President Obama to fill. Scalia figured that as senior adviser to the new president, I might have some influence on the decision — or at least enough to pass along a message.

“I have no illusions that your man will nominate someone who shares my orientation,” said Scalia, then in his 23rd year as the court’s leading and most provocative conservative voice. “But I hope he sends us someone smart.”

A little taken aback that he was engaging me on the subject, I searched for the right answer, and lamely offered one that signaled my slight discomfort with the topic. “I’m sure he will, Justice Scalia.”

He wasn’t done. Leaning forward, as if to share a confidential thought, he tried again.

“Let me put a finer point on it,” the justice said, in a lower, purposeful tone of voice, his eyes fixed on mine. “I hope he sends us Elena Kagan.”

Axelrod was surprised by the overture because Kagan, Obama’s solicitor general, would be seen “plainly” as “a liberal in the context of the court.”

Obama didn’t nominate Kagan, instead choosing Sonia Sotomayor, who became the first Hispanic member of the Supreme Court when she was confirmed by the Senate in 2009.

Slideshow: Justice Antonin Scalia – A look back >>>

But when another vacancy opened up with the retirement of Justice John Paul Stevens, Obama did nominate Kagan, who joined Scalia on the bench in 2010.

“We have become inured to the animus that characterizes the relationship between many of our elected officials in these highly partisan times,” Axelrod concludes. “But members of the court, free from the pressures of running for office, relate to each other in a different way. So much so that a conservative lion would lobby the President’s adviser for his liberal friend.”

Who will replace Justice Scalia?

On Sunday, February 14th, Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga spoke with Professor Brian Fitzpatrick, Elizabeth Wydra and Yahoo News chief political correspondent Olivier Knox about the possible replacements for Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court.

Scalia, though, was fond of conflicting opinions.

“He made it a point of telling me that I was his token liberal,” E. Joshua Rosenkranz, who served as a law clerk for Judge Scalia in 1986, told the New York Times. “To his credit, I’m sure it was largely because he wanted to be sure he always heard the arguments against the positions he was taking.”

To find evidence that Scalia embraced opposing views, look no further than his unlikely friendship with fellow Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

“From our years together at the D.C. Circuit, we were best buddies,” Ginsburg said in a statement on Saturday after Scalia’s death was announced. “We disagreed now and then, but when I wrote for the Court and received a Scalia dissent, the opinion ultimately released was notably better than my initial circulation.”

“Justice Scalia nailed all the weak spots,” she continued, “and gave me just what I needed to strengthen the majority opinion. He was a jurist of captivating brilliance and wit, with a rare talent to make even the most sober judge laugh.”

Ginsburg added: “He was, indeed, a magnificent performer. It was my great good fortune to have known him as working colleague and treasured friend.”
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Barack Obama “Thrilled” Over Justice Scalia’s Death…

Word reached the White House hours before formal media announcements were made regarding longtime Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia having been found dead while vacationing at a Texas resort. First the speechwriters were summoned to provide the appropriate tone for Barack Obama’s remarks. During that same time, Obama and Valerie Jarrett were already initiating a long-standing plan for what they viewed as a prime opportunity to make Mr. Obama relevant once again and an opportunity that the President was said to be thrilled to have before him.

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The death of Antonin Scalia: Chaos, confusion and conflicting reports

 In the cloistered chambers of the Supreme Court, Justice Antonin Scalia’s days were highly regulated and predictable. He met with clerks, wrote opinions and appeared for arguments in the august courtroom on a schedule set months in advance.

Yet as details of Scalia’s sudden death trickled in Sunday, it appeared that the hours afterward were anything but orderly. The man known for his elegant legal opinions and profound intellect was found dead in his room at a hunting resort by the resort’s owner, who grew worried when Scalia didn’t appear at breakfast Saturday morning.

It then took hours for authorities in remote West Texas to find a justice of the peace, officials said Sunday. When they did, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara pronounced Scalia dead of natural causes without seeing the body — which is permissible under Texas law — and without ordering an autopsy.

As official Washington tried to process what his demise means for politics and the law, some details of Scalia’s final hours remained opaque. As late as Sunday afternoon, for example, there were conflicting reports about whether an autopsy should have been performed. A manager at the El Paso funeral home where Scalia’s body was taken said that his family made it clear they did not want one.

One of two other officials who were called but couldn’t get to Scalia’s body in time said that she would have made a different decision on the autopsy.

“If it had been me . . . I would want to know,” Juanita Bishop, a justice of the peace in Presidio, Tex., said in an interview Sunday of the chaotic hours after Scalia’s death at the Cibolo Creek Ranch, a luxury compound less than an hour from the Mexican border and about 40 miles south of Marfa.

Meanwhile, Guevara acknowledged that she pronounced Scalia dead by phone, without seeing his body. Instead, she spoke to law enforcement officials at the scene — who assured her “there were no signs of foul play” — and Scalia’s physician in Washington, who said that the 79-year-old justice suffered from a host of chronic conditions.

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SCALIA FOUND DEAD WITH 'PILLOW OVER HIS HEAD'
Ranch owner recounts final hours of Supreme Court justice


Since Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in his resort hotel room at Cibolo Creek Creek Ranch on Saturday, questions have been flying about the immediate declaration of “natural causes” as the means of death.

Houston businessman John Poindexter, who owns the 30,000-acre luxury ranch, told the San Antonio Express-News that Scalia was “animated and engaged” during dinner Friday night. He was one of three dozen invitees to an event unrelated to law or politics.

He said he invited Scalia to the ranch on the suggestion of a mutual friend, a lawyer, who came with Scalia.

Poindexter said they were “very substantial business people,” but not big names in politics.

“There is no political angle here,” he said. “It was strictly a group of friends sympathetic to the justice’s views.”

Poindexter told the newspaper: “I spent quite a bit of time talking to him – about nothing official, just pleasantries: Texas scenery, outdoors, what life is like in Washington. He didn’t come to have a long conversation about jurisprudence. He was seated near me and I had a chance to observe him. He was very entertaining.”

He said Scalia ate a dinner of “typical ranch fare.” He didn’t recall what the justice ate, except that it wasn’t steak.

By dinner’s end at about 9 p.m., Poindexter said, “he seemed in good spirits.”

“He stood up and said he was tired, he had had a long week and he would see us in the morning,” he said.

Yet just hours later, after missing both breakfast and lunch, Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes. Later, media outlets reported he had suffered a heart attack.

Poindexter knocked on Scalia’s door about 8:30 the next morning. The door was locked and the judge did not answer. Three hours later, Poindexter returned from an outing and determined Scalia was still missing.

“We discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled,” said Poindexter.

“He was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap,” he said.

“His hands were sort of almost folded on top of the sheets,” Poindexter told the New York Times. “The sheets weren’t rumpled up at all.”

Scalia did not have a pulse and his body was cold, and after consulting with a doctor at a hospital in Alpine, Poindexter concluded resuscitation would have been futile. He then contacted federal authorities, at first encountering a series of answering services because he was calling on a weekend.

“Ultimately they became available and handled it superbly,” he told the Express-News. “They flew in by helicopter. They told me to secure the ranch, which I did until this morning.”

The Washington Post reported that after Scalia’s body was found:

It then took hours for authorities in remote West Texas to find a justice of the peace, officials said Sunday. When they did, she pronounced Scalia dead of natural causes without seeing the body and decided not to order an autopsy. A second justice of the peace, who was called but couldn’t get to Scalia’s body in time, said she would have ordered an autopsy.

As late as Sunday afternoon, there were conflicting reports about whether an autopsy would be performed, though officials later said Scalia’s body was being embalmed and there would be no autopsy. One report, by WFAA-TV in Dallas, said the death certificate would show the cause of the death was a heart attack.

As late as Sunday afternoon, for example, there were conflicting reports about whether an autopsy should have been performed. A manager at the El Paso funeral home where Scalia’s body was taken said his family made it clear that they did not want one.

Meanwhile, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara acknowledged that she pronounced Scalia dead by phone, without seeing his body. Instead, she spoke to law enforcement officials at the scene – who assured her “there were no signs of foul play” – and Scalia’s physician in Washington, who said that the 79-year-old justice suffered from a host of chronic conditions.

“He was having health issues,” Guevara said, adding that she is awaiting a statement from Scalia’s doctor that will be added to his death certificate when it is issued later this week.

Guevara also rebutted a report by a Dallas TV station that quoted her as saying that Scalia had died of “myocardial infarction.” In an interview with The Washington Post, she said she meant only that his heart had stopped.

“It wasn’t a heart attack,” Guevara said. “He died of natural causes.”

Scalia’s body was moved to an El Paso funeral home early Sunday, then driven from Marfa and arrived around 2:30 a.m. at Sunset Funeral Homes, according to spokesman Chris Lujan.

Lujan said the funeral home was chosen by Scalia’s family, and at the advice of a family friend.

The El Paso County medical examiner’s office said they hadn’t received any information regarding the possibility of performing an autopsy.

As WND reported, the seemingly quick conclusion that Scalia died of “natural causes” is prompting calls for an autopsy and toxicological reports by activists and across social media platforms.

Poindexter said Scalia’s sudden death was both a personal tragedy for those at the ranch, and for the nation at large.

“All of us here saw him as a stalwart defender of our way of life in Texas, in a real sense,” he said. “It’s a great loss. Having made that statement, if it was his time to go, he was surrounded by friends, in fairly nice setting, with a full tummy too. He said he was very happy to be invited so it could have been in worse circumstances. … It’s caused all of us here to stop and think about life, how precious it is, and how it is so unexpectedly lost.”


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It’s Becoming Quite Obvious That Judge Antonin Scalia Was Murdered, But By Who?

Bill Ritchie, a retired deputy chief and former head of criminal investigations for the DC police, said he was dumbstruck when he learned that no autopsy would be performed. “I took a look at the report and I almost fell out of my chair,” Ritchie told The Post from his home in Maryland.

2/16/16

“I took a look at the report and I almost fell out of my chair,” Ritchie said from his home in Maryland.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was what you might call a famous person, and he certainly was among the most powerful men in America. His presence on the Supreme Court was impactful and made an absolute difference. And yet when he died under mysterious circumstances, he was treated no better than if he had been a transient vagabond who had no family members to claim the body. Rushed off to the morgue, denied an autopsy, hurriedly embalmed so no further examination could be done.

Veteran homicide investigators in New York and Washington, DC, on Monday questioned the way local and federal authorities in Texas handled the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

“It’s not unreasonable to ask for an autopsy in this case, particularly knowing who he is,” retired Brooklyn homicide Detective Patricia Tufo told The Post.

“He’s not at home. There are no witnesses to his death, and there was no reported explanation for why a pillow is over his head,” Tufo said. “So I think under the circumstances it’s not unreasonable to request an autopsy.

Bill Ritchie, a retired deputy chief and former head of criminal investigations for the DC police, said he was dumbstruck when he learned that no autopsy would be performed.

“I took a look at the report and I almost fell out of my chair,” Ritchie said from his home in Maryland.

“I used to be an instructor in the homicide school. Every death investigation you are handling, you consider it a homicide until the investigation proves otherwise,” Ritchie said.


“How do you know that person wasn’t smothered? How do you know it’s not a homicide until you conduct an investigation? You have to do your job. Once you go through that process, you can conclude that this is a naturally occurring death.”

So how do you say that someone died of “natural causes” when you did not look at the body? How do you say it was a “heart attack” when  you didn’t look at his heart? How do you say that he was not smothered to death when his dead body is found with a pillow over his face? This reminds me of the “murder” of Osama Bin Laden that has no photos to prove it happened, and the body was quickly buried at sea so there could be no investigation.

Houston businessman John Poindexter, who owns the 30,000-acre luxury ranch where Scalia died, is a known Democrat operative and big money donor to the Obama administration.

Now the blog DC Whispers has stoked those flames with a post that includes a couple of photographs of Obama and Poindexter, who owns the Cibolo Creek Ranch where Scalia was staying at the time of his death, in a friendly handshake.

The blog says Poindexter, a Texas millionaire businessman, also received an award from Obama for his Vietnam military service. “It has been long-standing policy for the Obama administration to grant presidential awards to those who are among the president’s most prized political donors,” DC Whispers wrote. “It was Poindexter who reportedly was among those who initially discovered the justice’s body, and who then coordinated with local officials to have Justice Scalia declared dead via a phone conversation with the area medical examiner, but without an actual medical examination of the body.”

So who stands to gain with Judge Scalia dead?

Just about the entire Democrat Party stands to gain by replacing the conservative Scalia with a raging, flaming Liberal judge. This ensures the continued funding of Planned Parenthood, the continued ground game of the LGBT Movement, and future success of the Liberal Agenda for the next 20 or 30 years.

When president Lyndon Bains Johnson decided they needed to get rid of John F. Kennedy in 1963, they used an elaborate ruse of misdirection, trained snipers, and blamed it on the hapless Lee Harvey Oswald. To seal the deal, they spent millions on the laughable Warren Report to prove their ridiculous premise. But in 2016, all it took for Obama to get rid of Judge Antonin Scalia were chemicals that mimicked a heart attack and a pillow over his face.

And like LBJ before him, they are going to get away with it, too.

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Three Scenarios in the Battle to Replace Antonin Scalia
 4:00PM EST 2/17/2016

A lot can happen between now and the end of the 2016 election cycle, but Republicans—for now—have said replacing the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia isn't one of them.

But, within hours of Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) laying down the gauntlet, saying Republicans would not consider any Obama nominee until after the election, cracks in the GOP resolve emerged. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) refused to outright reject an Obama nominee, and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) said an outright rejection would be "obstructionist" on the part of Senate Republicans.

As of this writing, there are three most likely scenarios, all of which could have a tremendous impact on the 2016 elections. This could have huge ramifications for Christians that go well beyond the next two or four years.

Scenario 1: Republicans Block the Nominee

This is a course of action being advocated by many in the conservative media, but it is the one least likely to happen. Republican Senators seeking re-election in "purple states" will quickly feel the pressure from Democrats and the media, which could lead directly to Scenario 3 below.

The Democrats and many mainstream media outlets are already applying pressure in the court of public opinion. The opinion, in general, of Congress is already very low, which will no doubt turn up pressure of its own on some Republicans to act.

The GOP currently holds a 54-46 majority, but Democrats would need 60 votes to force "cloture" thereby ending any filibuster, such as the one promised by presidential candidate Ted Cruz. However, 24 of the 34 senators up for re-election this year are Republicans.

If the GOP loses control of the Senate again, it could make any Supreme Court nomination battle a moot point. It could also mean a whole slew of new liberal ideologies coming from the Legislative Branch, or it could put a stop to any plans to reverse existing ones.

Scenario 2: Republicans Vote Down the Nominee

History and tradition aside, a strict "originalist" view of the Constitution—something President Obama has seemingly rejected until this past week—says he must nominate a replacement. The Senate also has a duty to provide "advice and consent" over that nomination.

Republicans can be "obstructionist" while still adhering to the Constitution by simply voting down any Obama Supreme Court nominees until after the November election. No, this would not prevent Democrats and the media from trying to make political hay of the situation, but it gives senators up for re-election some cover by saying they're sticking up for conservative principles and waiting to allow the voters to have a say.

As would be the case in Scenario 1 above, the Obama nominee would likely be an ideologue—and a very liberal one to boot—which the administration and the media will try to use as a political wedge in the upcoming election. This does, however, provide additional motivation for Christians to turnout and vote, and to vote based on godly principles.

Scenario 3: Republicans Compromise with Obama

This, unfortunately, is a very realistic possibility, given the Senate Republican leadership's inability to defend anything remotely resembling conservative or Christian principles. To prevent it from happening, Christians need to apply pressure—now—to their senators, even if they think they know how their elected representatives will act.

They must also be ready to follow through if their senators betray their principles and compromise for a liberal activist judge. The Heritage Foundation has already pledged "civil war" within the GOP if that happens; expect each of the offending senators to have a primary challenger at their next election.

But, Christians need to be prepared to vote for a conservative newcomer in this scenario. Otherwise, they face the prospect of being ignored for the long term, as issues important to our culture are addressed on an almost daily basis.

A compromise nominee may not be a full-blown liberal, but even a moderate—such as Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy—can be just as harmful, particularly for Christians.
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Glenn Beck: God took Scalia to give America Ted Cruz as president

(CNN)Glenn Beck believes that God brought about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in order to encourage Americans to vote for Ted Cruz.

On Tuesday, the conservative radio host and Cruz supporter assumed the voice of God to explain to listeners how Scalia's death was a divine wake up call for conservatives.

READ: Cruz on Trump: 'I laughed out loud'

"I couldn't help, but wonder, why? Why now? Why did you have to take Antonin now?" Beck's co-host Pat Gray asked on the broadcast.

Beck, calling into the show from outside a church in Boston, said: "You know, I was listening to you guys, and I just want to say, Pat, I think I have an answer for you on that."

Beck then took on the voice of the Lord: "I just woke the American people up. I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, 'Look how close your liberty is to being lost,'" he said.

"The Constitution is hanging by a thread. That thread has just been cut. And the only way that we survive now is if we have a true constitutionalist (as president)," Beck said.

In a Facebook post late Wednesday night, Beck said it was "outrageous" to say that he had said God killed Scalia to help Ted Cruz.

"What I did say is 'perhaps God allowed Scalia to die at this time to wake America up to how close we are to the loss of our freedom,'" Beck wrote. "I happen to believe in divine providence. Americans historically have. Maybe you do not. That is your choice and I do not mock you for not. Why mock me for believing in a traditional view of God?"

Beck, who has endorsed Cruz, often invokes God during speeches at the Texas senator's campaign rallies, and has even claimed that Cruz's birth was brought about by "the hand of divine providence."

"Fall to your knees and pray to God to reveal to you what the hour is," Beck recently told the audience at a rally in South Carolina. "This is your last call, America! Stand with the man I believe was raised for this hour, Ted Cruz!"

In South Carolina, as in Iowa, Cruz has been relying on the support of Beck and other influential right-wing radio pundits to help build out his conservative base.

Cruz won the Iowa caucuses earlier this month, buoyed largely by the support of the state's evangelicals.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/17/politics/glenn-beck-god-killed-scalia-so-cruz-could-win/index.html
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« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2016, 11:35:45 am »

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The late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is being praised as a conservative icon, brilliant writer, and all around great guy. Also included in the obituaries are descriptions of his friendship with his fellow justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This relationship went well beyond mere collegiality. In fact, they saw each other socially quite frequently, partied together, and took vacations together.

During a joint appearance with the woman he also has called his “best buddy” on the bench, Scalia said, “Why don’t you call us the odd couple?”

“What’s not to like?” Scalia joked at an event hosted by the Smithsonian Associates. “Except her views on the law, of course.”

So, here’s the problem: These two justices disagreed on virtually everything, from abortion and gun control, to gay marriage, capital punishment, and Obamacare. He was a devout Catholic, and she is a secular Jew. Surely, one can be cordial and professional with a person who holds opposite positions on essentially every major political, social, and cultural issue—but why go out of your way to hang out with such an individual?

What would Scalia have to suppress to preferentially spend lots of time with Ginsburg? Would YOU choose to socialize with someone who disagrees with you on so much, even if you both might like the same classical music?

And, then it came to me. For all his brilliant opinions, and all of his conservative bona fides, Antonin Scalia must have viewed being a Supreme Court justice as his day job, and whatever passion he put into his writings was strictly vocational. What incredible emotional detachment! (If that’s what it really was.)

You hear all the time about doctors and homicide detectives who “don’t get emotionally involved” with the death and destruction around them. However, nine times out of ten, that is just pure bravado. And for that amazing one out of ten, he doesn’t get emotionally involved because he can’t. He’s seen too much, and he is now but an empty shell.

We wonder then, was Scalia truly able to separate work from his personal life, or was he actually an empty shell, posing as a happy Renaissance Man? Where did he hide the passion for his legal theories after hours?
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And they're going to kiss and make up around this time next week. Roll Eyes

http://www.nowtheendbegins.com/blocked-senate-republicans-deny-obama-supreme-court-nominee-confirmation-hearings/

BLOCKED: Senate Republicans Deny Confirmation Hearings For Obama Supreme Court Nominee

The decision to not hold hearings is a historic move from the Senate, which has regularly held confirmation hearings for nominees since hearings became routine practice in 1955, the Senate historian's office said Tuesday.

2/23/16

In an unprecedented move, Senate Republicans vowed to deny holding confirmation hearings for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee — even promising to deny meeting privately with whomever the President picks.

The historic move outraged Democrats and injected Supreme Court politics into the center of an already tense battle for the White House.

“I don’t know how many times we need to keep saying this: The Judiciary Committee has unanimously recommended to me that there be no hearing. I’ve said repeatedly and I’m now confident that my Congress agrees that this decision ought to be made by the next president, whoever is elected,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.

He then added he would not likely meet with any nominee, a custom that high court nominees typically do before hearings. “I don’t know the purpose of such a visit I would not be inclined to take it myself.”

The decision to not hold hearings is a historic move from the Senate, which has regularly held confirmation hearings for nominees since hearings became routine practice in 1955, the Senate historian’s office said Tuesday.

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Justice Scalia spent his last hours with members of this secretive society of elite hunters

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died 11 days ago at a West Texas ranch, he was among high-ranking members of an exclusive fraternity for hunters called the International Order of St. Hubertus, an Austrian society that dates back to the 1600s.

After Scalia’s death Feb. 13, the names of the 35 other guests at the remote resort, along with details about Scalia’s connection to the hunters, have remained largely unknown. A review of public records shows that some of the men who were with Scalia at the ranch are connected through the International Order of St. Hubertus, whose members gathered at least once before at the same ranch for a celebratory weekend.

Members of the worldwide, male-only society wear dark-green robes emblazoned with a large cross and the motto “Deum Diligite Animalia Diligentes,” which means “Honoring God by honoring His creatures,” according to the group’s website. Some hold titles, such as Grand Master, Prior and Knight Grand Officer. The Order’s name is in honor of Hubert, the patron saint of hunters and fishermen.

Cibolo Creek Ranch owner John Poindexter and C. Allen Foster, a prominent Washington lawyer who traveled to the ranch with Scalia by private plane, hold leadership positions within the Order. It is unclear what, if any, official association Scalia had with the group.

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Southern California's Paul J. Watford is among Obama's top choices for Supreme Court
3/14/16

Judge Paul J. Watford, a Southern Californian who serves on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, has emerged as a leading contender for President Obama's nomination to the Supreme Court.

The president has narrowed his search to three appeals court judges, including two from Washington, according to officials close to the process. All three have had bipartisan support in the past.

If nominated, however, any one of them is likely to run into near-unanimous opposition from Senate Republicans, who have vowed to block action on any Obama nominee to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Watford, if nominated and confirmed, would be the third African American to sit on the nation's highest court. He would also be the fifth person from California but only the first from Southern California. The previous four Californians -- dating back to Justice Stephen Fields, who was appointed by Abraham Lincoln -- were residents of Sacramento or the Bay Area.

When Obama nominated Watford, 48, to the 9th Circuit in 2011, he won glowing praise, including from prominent conservatives. Since then, he has won compliments from judges who serve with him.

"The bottom line is he is just really wonderful," said Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski, a Reagan appointee.

Watford clerked for Kozinski for a year early in his career, but "I can't describe him ideologically," the judge said. "He has been my colleague for three or four years, and I can't pigeonhole him into anything. The guy is really, really smart. He is careful about applying precedent, but based on ideology, you cannot predict the guy."

Two of Watford's opinions were reviewed by the Supreme Court last year. Both were affirmed.

In one case, the pastor of a small church in Gilbert, Ariz., sued because the town would not allow him to post large signs along the roadside to direct people to a Sunday service, even though large signs for political events and real estate were permitted. The 9th Circuit upheld the ordinance, but Watford dissented, arguing that sharply different treatment based on the content of the sign violated the 1st Amendment.

The Supreme Court agreed with Watford's view in June in the case of Reed vs. Town of Gilbert. The court's 6-3 opinion was written by Justice Clarence Thomas.

The other case came from Los Angeles. This time, Watford was in the majority, writing an opinion for the 9th Circuit that struck down a city ordinance that said the police may enter a motel and check the guest registry at any time.

The city ordinance violated the 4th Amendment's ban on "unreasonable searches" because the motel operators were given no opportunity to contest the inspections before a magistrate, Watford wrote. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the city's appeal in Los Angeles vs. Patel, but affirmed the 9th Circuit's decision. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the opinion for a 5-4 majority.

Watford was born and raised in Orange County and has degrees from UC Berkeley and from the UCLA Law School. After clerking for Kozinski in Pasadena, he was a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the Supreme Court.

After returning to Los Angeles, he spent three years as an assistant U.S attorney prosecuting cases of fraud and white-collar crime. For the next decade, he was an appellate lawyer at Munger, Tolles & Olson.

UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh, a conservative and 1st Amendment expert, was among those who praised Watford when he was nominated to the appeals court.

"Paul is the sort of Democratic nominee that moderates and conservatives, as well as liberals, should solidly support," he wrote at the time. "He's extremely smart, thoughtful, reasonable and judicious."

But Watford did not win a quick or easy confirmation in the Senate. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) said he is not "a consensus nominee" when Democrats pressed for a vote in 2012. He said he had concerns "regarding Mr. Watford's views on both immigration and the death penalty."

Grassley criticized Watford for working with the ACLU in a legal challenge to Arizona's strict immigration law. Not long afterward, the Supreme Court ruled for the challengers and blocked most of the law from taking effect, in effect siding with Watford.

Watford also worked on a brief that challenged the three-drug protocol used for lethal injections in the Kentucky. The Supreme Court ultimately rejected the challenge in that case.

Watford won Senate confirmation on a 61-34 vote, with the support of 52 Democrats and nine Republicans.
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http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2016/03/16/obama-to-announce-supreme-court-nominee-wednesday-from-the-white-house-n2134746
3/16/16
BREAKING: Obama to Nominate Federal Appeals Judge Merrick Garland To Supreme Court to Replace Scalia

According to a report in POLITICO, President Obama will nominate Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court as a replacement for late Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last month. Obama will make the announcement from the Rose Garden at 11 a.m. eastern.

In an email announcement sent by the White House earlier today, Obama said without naming Garland that his nominee possesses "an independent mind, unimpeachable credentials and an unquestionable mastery of law."

Before landing on Garland, at least six potentially nominees for the position asked President Obama to take their names out of consideration as Senate Republicans firmly stand their ground against holding confirmation hearings.

"We intend to exercise the constitutional power granted the Senate under Article II, Section 2 to ensure the American people are not deprived of the opportunity to engage in a full and robust debate over the type of jurist they wish to decide some of the most critical issues of our time.  Not since 1932 has the Senate confirmed in a presidential election year a Supreme Court nominee to a vacancy arising in that year. And it is necessary to go even further back — to 1888 — in order to find an election year nominee who was nominated and confirmed under divided government, as we have now," Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans wrote in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in February. "Accordingly, given the particular circumstances under which this vacancy arises, we wish to inform you of our intention to exercise our constitutional authority to withhold consent on any nominee to the Supreme Court submitted by this President to fill Justice Scalia’s vacancy.  Because our decision is based on constitutional principle and born of a necessity to protect the will of the American people, this Committee will not hold hearings on any Supreme Court nominee until after our next President is sworn in on January 20, 2017."

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http://hotair.com/archives/2016/03/17/nra-nyt-agree-garland-will-produce-most-liberal-supreme-court-in-decades/
3/17/16
NRA, NYT agree: Garland will produce most liberal Supreme Court in decades

How many times can one remember where the National Rifle Association and the New York Times agree on an issue? One count them on the fingers of one hand, and have a few left over. However, when it comes to Barack Obama’s pick to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, an unexpected synchronicity occurs … of sorts, anyway.

The NRA’s legislative arm accused Obama of showing “utter contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners” with the nomination of Merrick Garland:


“With Justice Scalia’s tragic passing, there is no longer a majority of support among the justices for the fundamental, individual right to own a firearm for self-defense. Four justices believe law-abiding Americans have that right – and four justices do not. President Obama has nothing but contempt for the Second Amendment and law-abiding gun owners,” Chris Cox, executive director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, said in a statement, remarking upon Obama’s past Supreme Court nominees and their own records on the issue.

Cox concluded that “a basic analysis of Merrick Garland’s judicial record shows that he does not respect our fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms for self-defense.”

“Therefore, the National Rifle Association, on behalf of our five million members and tens of millions of supporters across the country, strongly opposes the nomination of Merrick Garland for the U.S. Supreme Court,” Cox said in the statement.

The statement follows the conservative Judicial Crisis Network announcing an additional $2 million ad campaign in opposition to Garland. Carrie Severino, who heads the group, pointed to Garland’s “history of general hostility to the Second Amendment,” in particular his decision to vote in favor of reviewing a ruling on a restrictive gun law that had already been struck down. The Supreme Court ultimately affirmed the circuit court’s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller.

Of course, Obama has made gun control one of his final-year crusades. He partnered with CNN on a town hall forum in an attempt to put political pressure on Congress to pass more laws restricting ownership and sales, only to be met by Kimberly Corban and others who pushed the President off his message. The White House would never admit it, but it’s safe to assume that broadening the legal avenues for gun-control legislation would have been a litmus test for this nomination.

However, it wouldn’t have been the only liberal issue Obama considered in the appointment, and Garland clearly passes muster on the rest. The New York Times hailed Garland’s nomination as the opportunity to move the center of the Supreme Court to its furthest-Left position in a lifetime:


There are two ways to think about the change. One is to compare Judge Garland, President Obama’s nominee, with Justice Scalia. The second is to think about how Mr. Garland might shift the court’s balance of power. His addition would make the justice at the center of the court more liberal than at any point in nearly 50 years. …

We don’t yet know exactly how Mr. Garland would vote if he joined the court. But scholars believe that he will be substantially more liberal than Justice Scalia was. According to a ranking of Supreme Court and appeals court judges, Mr. Garland is expected to be ideologically similar to Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, President Obama’s previous picks for the court. …

If his past record is predictive, and Mr. Garland earns confirmation and votes with the court’s current liberal bloc, the new median justice will become Stephen Breyer, the most liberal median justice since 1937, when the scholarly rankingsbegan. If Mr. Garland is more conservative than Justice Breyer but more liberal than Justice Kennedy, Mr. Garland would become the new median, the most liberal in nearly 50 years.

“For the first time in decades, the court might swing to a Democratic court,” said Lee Epstein, a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis who measures and studies voting patterns on the court. “It’s a major moment.”

Indeed it is — and that’s why Senate Republicans have remained firm on their resolve to force the nomination process into the next presidency. If voters want that kind of dramatic shift in the Supreme Court, they can elect a president who will provide it and a Senate that would confirm it in the upcoming election. Voters elected a Senate in 2014 that would block these kinds of dramatic initiatives during Obama’s lame-duck period. This Senate should stick by that mandate.
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The Hillary Clinton Campaign Needs to Explain This Email

One of the more than 10,000 emails released by WikiLeaks so far has resumed the conspiracy theory that Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia was assassinated by liberals seeking to shift the balance of the high court.

In the Feb. 9 email—sent just three days prior to when it is believed Scalia passed away—Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and Steve Elmendorf, a longtime Democratic operative with connections all over Washington, D.C., discuss the term "wet works."

"Didn't think wet works meant pool parties at The Vineyard," Podesta wrote, referencing social gatherings at Martha's Vineyard—a popular vacation spot for Washington elites. While it's not clear what brought up the term "wet works," conspiracy theorists immediately jumped on the most common connotation for the phrase: covert assassinations.

Given the timing of the email, the theory suggests Podesta and Elmendorf were somehow involved in Scalia's death—which itself included a number of unusual circumstances. Elmendorf's response to Podesta further fanned those flames.

"I am all in," he wrote. "Sounds like it will be a bad nite [sic], we all need to buckle up and double down."

There is, however, a much more reasonable possibility—but that, too, creates some very disturbing unanswered questions.

Feb. 9 was the night of the New Hampshire Primary, which was a thorough defeat for Hillary Clinton at the hands of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Polling had suggested it was going to be bad, but the early returns gave prelude to an epic disaster—Sanders won by more than 22 points.

That explains the "bad night" and the need to "buckle up and double down." And that also leaves us with the troubling "wet works" comment from Podesta.

Covert assassination is not the only use of the term. According to numerous "slang dictionaries," it also is a crude reference for a disgusting homosexual sex act, performed in exchange for money.

Elmendorf is openly homosexual. John Podesta has been married and has three children. So regardless of which term Clinton's campaign chairman meant, it might be a good idea to break the "radio silence" and address this email.

http://www.charismanews.com/politics/elections/60571-the-hillary-clinton-campaign-needs-to-explain-this-email
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Top GOP Senator Says Party Can't 'Stonewall' Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court Pick
10/19/16

The Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Chuck Grassley of Iowa, said his party can't obstruct Hillary Clinton's Supreme Court pick if she wins the presidency.

Grassley Doesn't Rule Out Hearings for Supreme Court Nominee

Hillary Clinton Calls on Sen. Chuck Grassley to 'Step Up and Do His Job'

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Grassley, who is running for re-election this year, pushed back against Sen. John McCain's suggestion on Monday that Republicans would be "united" against a Clinton nominee for the Supreme Court.

"If that new president happens to be Hillary, we can't just simply stonewall," Grassley said.

Asked about McCain's comments on a Philadelphia radio show, Rachael Dean, McCain's communications director, said McCain will "thoroughly examine the record of any Supreme Court nominee put before the Senate and vote for or against that individual based on their qualifications, as he has done throughout his career."

Grassley and other Senate Republican leaders have not considered President Barack Obama's nominee, Merrick Garland, to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia, insisting that the vacancy on the nation's highest court should be filled by the next president.

"I think we have a responsibility to very definitely vet ... whoever nominee that person puts forward. We have the same responsibility for Trump," Grassley said.

"We will very clearly vet ... and once that's done, make a decision whether we'll vote for or against," he continued.

Progressive groups and Democrat Patty Judge, who is running against Grassley for his seat, have criticized him and other Republicans for refusing to act on Garland's nomination.
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