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Monday, July 09, 2018

JUSTICE THOMAS HARDIMAN

UPDATE: JUST LABEL THIS UNDER "SOMETIMES WRONG NEVER IN DOUBT"

In the end  it wasn't so much that Judge Hardiman's working class background and now famous cab that he drove throughout law school that  appealed to the President as much as it was the privileged and Bush/DC insider status that turned POTUS off to the front runner Judge Brett Kavanaugh. 
What we known as of 4:26 PM EDST is that Judge Thomas Hardiman, of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, where he happens to serve with another Judge who happens to be the sister of POTUS, will be nominated to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. 

Judge Kavanaugh didn't even make it to the top two. The runner-up this time around is conservative darling of the religious right- Judge Amy Barrett. But it was Senator McConnell (R-no morals, ideals, or principals) who warned Trump off of Judge Barrett, telling the President that her right wing religious views would lose at least three Republican senators votes which would be more than enough to defeat the Judge. 

The President is notoriously (stupid, feckless) fickle,  could change his mind (or what acts as his mind) in the next few hours. But as of now, the White House is preparing to roll out Judge Hardiman, a reliably conservative vote in the manner of Justice Alito-but less so- in the 9PM TV extravaganza. 

Johnny- tell our contestant what he has won.

"Judge Hardman. Congratulations! You have won an all expense paid relocation to Washington, DC, where you will be given chambers at the spacious Supreme Court located in our nations capital. You will be given a lifetime appointment and will receive your salary to the day you die. You will work from later September through June, and will be able to schedule your summer months with lucrative teaching positions in England, Germany, Australia, or Spain to name but a few of the countries that have universities that will bid for your services. 
But wait! There's more! You will receive a spacious chambers with room for clerks who will read the records, read the briefs, and write your first drafts. You will be invited to lunch by Justice Clarence Thomas where he will regale you with tales of what he is texting during oral argument. 
All of this, and more can be yours Judge Hardiman, if you just go to the Senate and refuse to answer any questions about overturning Roe v. Wade with the response that you cannot comment on hypothetical cases that are not yet before the court. "

From Occupied America, we can fight the power, but if Hardiman is the choice, he is a shoe-in and will garner three to five democratic votes as well. 

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rumpole, I am glad I did not place a bet on your pick. 😟

Anonymous said...

Gee! Reminiscent of mrs. Dewey's unfulfilled prediction.

Anonymous said...

Dewey beats Truman, Dewey beats Truman.

earl rogers said...

Looks like the Federalist Society and the Republicans have decided he best way to overrule Roe is to pack the Supreme Court with Catholic-educated Justices to the point where they now constitute two-thirds of its members. If they were consistent Catholics, we might expect them to eliminate the death penalty, but that's too much to ask these days

Anonymous said...

Dewey beats Truman

Anonymous said...

Coney Barrett's "right wing religious views"?

She is a Roman Catholic. Probably not a perfect one, but a smart and sincere one. She goes to Mass on Sundays, belongs to a local prayer group and adopted several children from the third world.

Being Catholic now counts as "right wing" to partisan Democrats like Rumpole?

JFK just rolled over in his grave.

"I did not leave the Democratic Party. It left me." It also left, apparently, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Ohio, white Americans in general, and anyone who believes in Jesus - gauche and extreme as that belief is to Rumpole.

Anonymous said...

Bad prediction.

Anonymous said...

Wrong again.

Anonymous said...

Earl Rogers, you bigoted moron, this is the lowest number of Catholic justices that has been on the Court in a long time. The fact that they are Catholic does not mean they are going to overturn long-standing, albeit, disgusting precedent. You "progressives" are little better than left wing spoiled brats. If you do not get your own way, the opposition are all bad, immoral, unethical, evil, self-centered, greedy pieces of crap. You guys are just boring, and maybe the better view is just to be happy that maybe you guys are busy aborting babies that would grow up spouting the same drivel. And, while you are sitting there feeling self-righteous, keep in mind that that horrible, horrible man will probably pick at least one and maybe two more justices

Anonymous said...

Prejudice against Christians, and Catholics in particular, is tolerated and encouraged in today's society. If Judge Stephen Millan had used an anti-Christian slur, he would not have been forced to resign.