The Search For The 113th Supreme Court Justice, v1: Obama Nominates Merrick Garland

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  1. Arkain2K

    Arkain2K Si vis pacem, para bellum

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    The Search for the 113th Supreme Court Justice, Part 2: President Trump Nominates Judge Neil Gorsuch

    The Search for the 113th Supreme Court Justice, Part 1: President Obama Nominates Judge Merrick Garland

    The following are potential nominees who may be considered by President Barack Obama, based on past nominations and discussions with sources, including government officials involved in the selections of previous Supreme Court Justices:

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    Judge Sri Srinivasan, D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge Merrick Garland, D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge Paul Watford, 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge Jacqueline Nguyen, 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals




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    Judge Patricia Millett, D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge Jane Kelly, 8th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge David Barron, 1st Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge Brett Kavanaugh, D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge Diane Wood, 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge Diane Sykes, 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals



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    Judge Adalberto J. Jordan, 11th Circuit U.S Court of Appeals



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    Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States


    For more potential nominees:
    http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-...-the-possible-candidates-to-fill-scalias-seat
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ist-potential-nominees-to-succeed-scalia.html
    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/15/u...nsider-to-fill-antonin-scalias-seat.html?_r=0









    Judge Neil Gorsuch will be the 113th Supreme Court justice. Here's what you can expect to happen before he takes his seat:
    • Swearing in: Gorsuch will be sworn in as associate justice in a private ceremony at the Supreme Court on Monday.
    • Who will do it: Chief Justice Roberts will lead that ceremony at 9 a.m. ET.
    • At the White House: Later that morning, Justice Kennedy will administer the oath at a public ceremony at White House.
    • Why Kennedy: It was Gorsuch's request. He and Kennedy have a special relationship: It's the first time a law clerk and his justice will sit on the bench together.
    • Who else will attend: The justices and spouses plan to be at the white house ceremony itself.

     
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    Senate's in recess right now. Obama should recess appoint Judge Stephen Reinhardt and then nominate a reasonable candidate. That'd force the issue.
     
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    I read an article written by David Axelrod where Scalia suggested to Axelrod that he wanted Kagan to replace him if he retired while Obama was President. Of course, that can't happen now but I wonder if there was another liberal leaning judge Scalia suggested would make a good Supreme Court Justice? If there's one Scalia praised, the Republicans in Congress would be hard-pressed to hold up the appointment of a new Justice for at least 11 months without the potential for political consequences come election time.
     
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    he thinks these are sesame street decisions

    Obama Picks Staci Michelle Yandle, Black Lesbian Judge, For Federal Judgeship
     
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    Do you have any evidence she wasn't qualified. Or is it merely the fact that she's a black lesbian that disqualifies her?
     
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    He didn't say that. He suggest Kagan if Obama were to appoint someone to the court to join them. Not to replace him

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/14/opinions/david-axelrod-surprise-request-from-justice-scalia/

    He was giving Obama advice through Axelrod about his appointments, not some replacement wish.
     
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    I've been reading that they want Lynch. What a joke. The one who went full thoughtcrime right after the San Bernardino massacre. Fuck that.
     
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    I have no idea who she is, with him its always pushing social engineering first
     
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    Let's see, so we have judges who are men, women, white, black, and hispanic. Isn't it about time we add an Asian American justice on the bench? :D

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    Asian-American judges among Obama's options as he seeks to replace Scalia
    By Lawrence Hurley
    Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:50am EST


    President Barack Obama has a number of likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. Here are some of the possibilities, including two prominent Asian-American judges:

    Sri Srinivasan:

    Among those the administration could turn to is Sri Srinivasan, 48, who has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit since May 2013. He would be the first Indian-American on the court and has impeccable bipartisan credentials.

    The Senate confirmed him on a 97-0 vote three years ago. He was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, now retired, a 1981 appointee of Republican President Ronald Reagan. At Srinivasan's confirmation hearing, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, now a presidential candidate, described himself as a long-standing friend dating back to their time together as law clerks in the U.S. appeals court based in Richmond, Virginia.

    Cruz said Srinivasan had done a "very fine job" in answering the committee's questions.

    During his nomination to the appeals court, prominent Republicans such as former U.S. Solicitor General Ted Olson supported Srinivasan. At his 2013 investiture, leading lights of the legal establishment from both parties praised him. Federal appeals court judge J. Harvie Wilkinson, a Reagan appointee for whom Srinivasan was also a law clerk, called him “lightning smart.”

    So far on the appeals court, his rulings have not sparked controversy.

    Jacqueline Nguyen:

    Other names the administration could consider include Jacqueline Nguyen, 50, a Vietnamese-American who has been a judge on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals since May 2012.

    The first Asian-American woman to sit on a federal appeals court, she was confirmed by the Senate in 2012 by a 91-3 vote. When she was a child, Nguyen fled South Vietnam with her family toward the close of the Vietnam War in 1975, and then lived in a refugee camp in California. Nguyen was a federal prosecutor and district court judge in Los Angeles before she was elevated to the appeals court.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-scalia-replacement-idUSKCN0VN048
     
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    Then Jackie Nguyen is your candidate.
     
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    typo, you put white in there
     
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    I actually heard a lot of discussions on Srinivasan in the thread dedicated to Antonin Scalia, before it was drown-out by the drive-by spammers who came to talk about "The Republicans" and "The Democrats".
     
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    One of the things with Sri is there's absolutely no good reason a GOP senator could refuse to vote for him except pure obstructionism. They just voted the man in unanimously. He's qualified. Hell, he clerked for a Conservative justice in Sandra O'Connor. If Obama wants to get someone in. If he wants to score points in the next election, he picks a Hispanic and lets the GOP eat shit for it blocking it.
     
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    The fact that lynch is being considered is pretty alarming and would be very telling if they tried to push her through.
     
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    Why would that be alarming?
     
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    Obama going to nominate Jacqueline Nguyen or Srinivasan, because one is East Asian and the other East Indian. My hunch is Nguyen.
     
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    Have not seen Lynch mentioned on Huffpo or any other MSM.
     
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    Pretty obvious that after the San Bernardino attack that she has very strong political influences that affect her decision making. That isn't someone I want on the Supreme Court.

    I think sri would be a very good choice and someone that would force the hands of the Senate to avoid embarrassment.
     
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    I'm unclear on this part of checks and balances, but if the Senate obstructs this process, could they be sued and potentially force the Supreme Court to make them pick a new justice? Not that I think it would be likely, just really funny.
     
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