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If the Dems hold the senate it would be great if Sotomayor retired.

She’s tied with Alito as the worst (most transparently partisan) justice. And she’s 68 and morbidly obese. If Biden is replaced by a two term Republican, she’d be pushing 79 when that 2nd term ended, the same age our last morbidly obese justice was when he died.


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"I've got morons on my team."

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Is that just a wish, or has she floated a tiredness with SCOTUS service?
 
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"I've got morons on my team."

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Frankly, I would prefer to see Thomas retire, or be retired by nature, as soon as is practicable.
 
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Absolutely I’m wishcasting.

Of course Thomas is probably the next to go out one way or another and I will very much welcome that.


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Won't happen, but I'd like to see Biden pack the court to nullify the partisan activist majority...


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Originally posted by rontuner:
Won't happen, but I'd like to see Biden pack the court to nullify the partisan activist majority...


That seems to fail game-theoretically. The GOP would just pack it more when they were in the majority.


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I’d like to see her retire but I can’t see it happening.

Ego alone is going to make that a heavy lift.


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It almost always is.

Look at RBG. She really put her career desires over her political values.


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In fairness, RBG was from a time when party politics wasn’t supposed to matter.

Seems kind of quaint today.


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Packing the Court would be a terrible precedent.

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Wishing a justice would die. Wow.


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I don’t understand why she needs to step down because she is not as thin as you would like.

If actuarial longevity matters so much in who should be selected, then there should be no more men nominated. Women live longer than men.

As for RBG, the problem isn’t that she didn’t retire. The problem is that the Republicans stole the Scalia seat, and Dems nominated Terrible Candidate Hillary. Can’t blame that on RBG.
 
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Without opining on Sotomayor, it was clearly a mistake for RBG to hang on. She was over 80 and had survived cancer colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and the placement of a stent. Sticking around was a stupid, unnecessary risk to take.

She was a giant of a human being, but that has never insulated anyone from making really poor decisions due to self-interest.
 
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Does anyone belief that, had RBG retired, McConnell would have allowed Obama to replace her?

Obviously depending on when she had chosen to retire, I have my doubts. I think he would have claimed the same crazy logic that he used to steal Scalia's seat.
 
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Does anyone belief that, had RBG retired, McConnell would have allowed Obama to replace her?

Obviously depending on when she had chosen to retire, I have my doubts. I think he would have claimed the same crazy logic that he used to steal Scalia's seat.


Not if she had retired when the Dems had a majority. (Which, as you say, is the when.) That was when it was in the best interests of the country for her to retire.

People can say that’s hindsight, except it was being said out loud at the time.
 
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