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Posted: Jan 31, 2022 - 12:37pm

Black Women in Law Feel Pride and Frustration Ahead of Court Nominee
As Biden prepares to nominate the first Black woman to the nation’s highest court, members of this small, elite group are watching with complicated emotions.
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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 5:24pm

Supreme Court WHAT?

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 3:02pm

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It’s true that another way of looking at this is “promises kept.” But it was a racist, sexist promise to start.
“If I have a chance to put another judge on the Supreme Court, I promise to look at everyone from all perspectives: gender, race, training, geography, and more. “


There are highly qualified candidates from all genders, race etc. etc.  I don't think that it's so racist and sexist to say that you will pick from a pool of highly qualified candidates that has been continually ignored for decades since the first woman & first black man were nominated and confirmed to the Court. It's a logical progression. Contrary to what some people are willing to accept we are a diverse country and our government "by and for the people" should reflect that. 

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 2:40pm

“Of course he’s upset. Think about it. For almost all of American
history, the entire Supreme Court was white dudes with bow ties and
weird hair. Now that’s all gone. It’s all gone. Where’s Tucker’s representation, huh?”

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 2:03pm

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The frustrating part to me is that people are pressuring Biden to fulfill a promise he (shouldn't have) made: put a black woman in the seat. Now this doesn't bug me because I'm racist or sexist - but it bugs me because that's exactly what that promise is. It's racist and sexist to choose someone based on race or sex.
It shouldn't have been done before, resulting in a lot of white people on the court, and it shouldn't be done now in some weird version of tit-for-tat. 

The answer to racism and sexism isn't more racism and sexism.


Trump promised to put a woman on the court and it didn't draw ire.... Didn't Reagan say this as well?  It's hard to get 9 people to properly represent 300million, but having it be an exclusively white male group was problematic. I don't see a problem with trying to make it a bit more diverse. We'll never have true representation (some one actually poor, or who doesn't have connections),  but we could do better.

I'm more concerned that Trump (and most recent repubs) promised to put someone from a list provided by the Federalist Society. Exactly why does this particular group with no public accountability get to pick justices?
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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 12:35pm

Another example of the Dems given an opportunity, and shooting themselves in the foot.

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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 12:09pm

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The deepest downside in this specific case will be that no matter how spectacular the pick turns out, it will always be considered in the context of "the promise." She "didn't get the seat because of her exemplary qualifications, she got it because he painted himself into a corner and he had to choose from a shorter list" sort of thing.


And that's what gives the ammunition to the conservatives to say "bussing and quotas and affirmative action are wrong."
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Posted: Jan 28, 2022 - 11:59am

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
The deepest downside in this specific case will be that no matter how spectacular the pick turns out, it will always be considered in the context of "the promise." She "didn't get the seat because of her exemplary qualifications, she got it because he painted himself into a corner and he had to choose from a shorter list" sort of thing.

Promises Made, Promises Kept!
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Posted: Jan 27, 2022 - 10:03pm

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The frustrating part to me is that people are pressuring Biden to fulfill a promise he (shouldn't have) made: put a black woman in the seat. Now this doesn't bug me because I'm racist or sexist - but it bugs me because that's exactly what that promise is. It's racist and sexist to choose someone based on race or sex.
It shouldn't have been done before, resulting in a lot of white people on the court, and it shouldn't be done now in some weird version of tit-for-tat. 

The answer to racism and sexism isn't more racism and sexism.


The deepest downside in this specific case will be that no matter how spectacular the pick turns out, it will always be considered in the context of "the promise." She "didn't get the seat because of her exemplary qualifications, she got it because he painted himself into a corner and he had to choose from a shorter list" sort of thing.
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Posted: Jan 27, 2022 - 6:05am

first i hope that breyer isn't sick

does this pick have to be a an actual bw/woc?
or just identify as a bw/woc?
isn't that important?
one seems much more inclusive...

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Posted: Jan 26, 2022 - 5:31pm

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McConnell Says Senate Should Not Confirm New Supreme Court Nominee Just Three Years Before Presidential Election


WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the announcement of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer’s pending retirement dominating the current news cycle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has put forth the following statement: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

When it was pointed out to Senator McConnell that these were the exact same words he used in 2016 on the day of Antonnin Scalia’s death, McConnell explained, “Yes, and the same principle still applies. We should not have a lame-duck president who is clearly on his way out making such an important decision for the nation.”




Yeah, he had already said this a while back. Mitch is a complete piece of shit.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2022 - 5:19pm

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Agreed.
 
McConnell Says Senate Should Not Confirm New Supreme Court Nominee Just Three Years Before Presidential Election


WASHINGTON, D.C.—With the announcement of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer’s pending retirement dominating the current news cycle, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has put forth the following statement: “The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court Justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.”

When it was pointed out to Senator McConnell that these were the exact same words he used in 2016 on the day of Antonnin Scalia’s death, McConnell explained, “Yes, and the same principle still applies. We should not have a lame-duck president who is clearly on his way out making such an important decision for the nation.”

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Posted: Jan 26, 2022 - 4:27pm

 Steely_D wrote:


The frustrating part to me is that people are pressuring Biden to fulfill a promise he (shouldn't have) made: put a black woman in the seat. Now this doesn't bug me because I'm racist or sexist - but it bugs me because that's exactly what that promise is. It's racist and sexist to choose someone based on race or sex.
It shouldn't have been done before, resulting in a lot of white people on the court, and it shouldn't be done now in some weird version of tit-for-tat. 

The answer to racism and sexism isn't more racism and sexism.


Agreed.
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Posted: Jan 26, 2022 - 4:23pm

 Steely_D wrote:
The frustrating part to me is that people are pressuring Biden to fulfill a promise he (shouldn't have) made: put a black woman in the seat. Now this doesn't bug me because I'm racist or sexist - but it bugs me because that's exactly what that promise is. It's racist and sexist to choose someone based on race or sex.
It shouldn't have been done before, resulting in a lot of white people on the court, and it shouldn't be done now in some weird version of tit-for-tat. 

The answer to racism and sexism isn't more racism and sexism.

“Reverse racism is a cogent description of affirmative action, only if one considers the cancer of racism to be morally and medically indistinguishable from the therapy we apply to it.”

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Posted: Jan 26, 2022 - 1:26pm

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Justice Breyer is retiring.

Justice Breyer to retire, giving Biden first court pick (from @AP) 

https://apnews.com/article/2f9...



um... 
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Posted: Jan 26, 2022 - 12:27pm

Justice Breyer is retiring.

Justice Breyer to retire, giving Biden first court pick (from @AP) 

https://apnews.com/article/2f9...
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Posted: Jan 26, 2022 - 9:32am

Justice Breyer to retire
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Posted: Oct 29, 2020 - 3:05pm

A Court of One’s Own
This is not a sign of strength—it is a sign of weakness. Trump’s Republicans have gotten a reliable majority on the Supreme Court—for now—but they have delegitimized the Senate and the Supreme Court. It is the desperate act of a party that is so far out of favor with the American people it has given up winning elections fairly and is resorting to the tactics of strongmen. That McConnell pushed this confirmation through right before the election, rather than holding the seat open to fire up evangelicals as he did in 2016, suggests he thinks that even evangelicals cannot save the White House this time around.

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Posted: Oct 28, 2020 - 2:59pm

See, see, it's not really so bad...
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Posted: Oct 27, 2020 - 5:20am

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