November 5, 2006

IT'D ALMOST BE WORTH LOSING THE SENATE TOO....

The Rumor About John Paul Stevens (Sean Rushton, Nov 04, 2006, Human Events)

For the past several weeks, there has been a rumor circulating among high-level officials in Washington, D.C., that a member of the U.S. Supreme Court has received grave medical news and will announce his or her retirement by year’s end. While such rumors are not unusual in the nation’s capital, this one comes from credible sources. Additionally, a less credible but still noteworthy post last week at the liberal Democratic Underground blog says, “Send your good vibes to Justice Stevens. I just got off the phone with a friend of his family and right now he is very ill and at 86 years old that is not good.”

Normally, this news might be too ghoulish to repeat publicly. Nevertheless, with the election just days away, it is news that should be considered. It points out what could be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for the 20-year movement to recast the court with a constitutionalist majority. It would be a cruel twist indeed for conservatives to “teach Republicans a lesson” next Tuesday, only to be taught a lesson themselves within months when new Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D.-Vt.) leads a Democratic majority against the most important Supreme Court nominee in decades. Conservatives whose mantra is “no more Souters” should bear in mind Robert Bork’s fate after the Senate changed from Republican to Democratic hands in 1986.


...just to see the wingnut Right's reaction to self-inflicted immigration amnesty and Associate Justice Albert Gonzales.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 5, 2006 4:07 PM
Comments

Are you sure Gonzales isn't a stealth candidate? He seems to keep a very low profile.

Posted by: erp at November 5, 2006 6:19 PM

No. Which is why it would be so amusing.

Posted by: oj at November 5, 2006 6:34 PM

I've had my share of amusements, what I want now is another justice who will think and vote right. Bring back Harriet!

Posted by: erp at November 5, 2006 9:39 PM
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