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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Hell, No.  

     Is it a coincidence that Justice Scalia ruled against Obama's climate power grab just days ago, and now he dies at a ranch in rural west Texas? 

Feb 13, 2016 08:08 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
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I'm feeling rather ill that this is what the media is dwelling on instead of being sad for his family.

Feb 13, 2016 10:27 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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let's hope not.... 

Feb 13, 2016 07:38 AM
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William Feela
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NO!

Feb 13, 2016 06:57 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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God help us is right.  No. NO. Hell No.

Feb 13, 2016 10:03 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I agree 100% with Fred Griffin , HELL NO! However there will be one big rush to get the next flaming liberal on the court by the left before they are out of power.

Feb 13, 2016 08:18 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

no sir, not at all

 

Feb 13, 2016 07:29 AM
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S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

I think the answer to that would depend on whether you lean left or right.  This topic will likely be among the first brought up by the debate moderators tonight.

Feb 13, 2016 07:19 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Will,

This is a question that for me it is best left unanswered.  A

Feb 13, 2016 06:58 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Doesn't matter what I think, it won't happen. The republicans won't allow Obama to appoint one.

Feb 13, 2016 12:27 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I think he will not miss this opportunity to put an anti-gunner in the supreme court, in a position previously held by a pro-gunner.

Feb 13, 2016 11:24 AM
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Buzz Mackintosh
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Absolutely NO ! If we get a justice like the last two appointments, BHO will have succeeded in fundamentally transforming this nation into a banana republic

Feb 13, 2016 09:35 AM
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Carol Williams
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My heart sank at the thought of that when I heard the news.

Feb 13, 2016 09:27 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

 

Perhaps President Obama will guarantee  his legacy by placating the Republicans and leaving the position vacant in 2016 only to pardon President Elect Hillary Clinton on his last day of office.  

Then President Clinton can nominate former President Obama for that vacant seat on the Supreme Court on her first day in office and the Obama Legacy can live on for the next 35 years through the Supreme Court.

Feb 13, 2016 08:47 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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NO

Feb 13, 2016 08:36 AM
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Bob Crane
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I am sure that there are many who would like to see it delayed.

Feb 13, 2016 08:24 AM
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Allie Angeloni
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I'm thinking they will try to, but don't think it will go through.  My answer is 'no' Will Hamm

Feb 13, 2016 08:22 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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Why would we wait, the supreme court still has to function.

Feb 13, 2016 07:57 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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Yes, one should be selected and confirmed.  But, it won't happen.

Feb 14, 2016 04:01 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is the duty of the president to nominate one.

Feb 14, 2016 02:01 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
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I agree,  No!

Feb 13, 2016 12:45 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
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I think that a new Supreme Court Justice should be named and confirmed as soon as possible.  It's irresponsible to delay it for over a year.  

Feb 13, 2016 11:45 AM
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Bob Betel
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I think they should, but I'm sure the conservative Republicans will again delay the process and do nothing, as they have done for the last 8 years.

I'm not a Dem. or Rep, I am just looking for the best person available, always, and I think the Congress, with their 7-9% approval rating has hurt this country more than anyone, due to the fact that NOTHING gets done.

What the Republicans will find out, is by waiting, then loosing the election, a more liberal president might be worse for those conservatives.

Feb 13, 2016 09:27 AM
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Scott Lawson
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"Since the 15th century, Lady Justice has often been depicted wearing a blindfold. The blindfold represents objectivity, in that justice is or should be meted out objectively, without fear or favour, regardless of money, wealth, power, or identity; blind justice and impartiality. The earliest Roman coins depicted Justitia with the sword in one hand and the scale in the other, but with her eyes uncovered.[4] Justitia was only commonly represented as "blind" since about the end of the 15th century. "

 

What a shame that none of the above matters. Justices are either conservative or liberal and motivated entirely by their political allegiances.

 

Our system is simply broken--I suppose it always has been..

Feb 14, 2016 12:41 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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I often wonder just why so many in the USA think a european system is better than what we have and attempt to drag the rest of us with them.  If I wanted to live in Europe - I could and would.  I don't.

Feb 13, 2016 10:14 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Wait for the new president.

Feb 13, 2016 08:54 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Will. One will get nominated, hopefully not approved before the election.

Feb 13, 2016 06:28 PM
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Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
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It won't get approved.

Feb 13, 2016 06:25 PM
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TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
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 Good morning Will Hamm . You know, of course, Obama is going to want to leave his legacy. The answer is no.

Feb 13, 2016 05:07 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
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I am thinking they will try to get someone in as quick as possible.  They would take an opportunity to fill it with a candidate of their choosing.

Feb 13, 2016 12:13 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
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I think it will be a long draw out process and could take months to get a consensus. The President has the right to make the appointment and the Congress has the right to vet it.

Feb 14, 2016 09:22 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
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Ronald Reagan named a Supreme Court Justice in his final year and the Democratic-majority Senate voted and approved his (conservative) nominee. Back when our government was functional this would not even be a question but those days are long gone. 

Feb 14, 2016 05:19 AM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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We will see....I did read a legal brief today and it said that the President could suggest someone that he just put into a lesser legal role two years ago that the Republicans approved 90-0. How could they then object to someone that they supported so much?!

Feb 14, 2016 04:52 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
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I suspect Congress will stall any confirmation. So why waste taxpayers' dollars with the effort?

Feb 13, 2016 09:36 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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It's not up to me to decide.  I believe that person has made the decision.  

Feb 13, 2016 08:43 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Agree with Barbara Todaro, let's hope not!

Feb 13, 2016 08:32 PM
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Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
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No, Obama will want to get it filled with his nominee as quickly as possible.  But will they be approved in time?  Who knows.

Feb 13, 2016 11:10 AM
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Richard Weeks
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No.  Also I think there should be term limits for the Supreme Court members.

Feb 14, 2016 11:24 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Definately not. 

Feb 14, 2016 09:35 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I don't think so and I don't think congress will confirm any one put forward  either...

Feb 14, 2016 04:50 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

It will be much to our dismay but he will try to appoint one to leave his imprint on the country for far longer than we would like!

Feb 14, 2016 01:00 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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If we appoint another anything goes and is allowed justice...we are doomed

Feb 13, 2016 11:38 PM
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Gita Bantwal
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They should what is best for the country .

Feb 13, 2016 10:04 PM
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Sam Shueh
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That depends on the Capitol Hill........

Feb 13, 2016 09:55 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
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The President could name himself !

Feb 13, 2016 09:51 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
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Just one more example of our disfunctional government.

Feb 13, 2016 09:47 AM