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U.S. Senate changes rules to confirm Neil Gorsuch on bipartisan support.
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Judge Gorsuch to be confirmed later today on bipartisan support.

You can watch it live here.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?426285-1/us-senate-invokes-nuclear-option-supreme-court-nominees&live

Looks like the vote will happen tomorrow instead.

Here is some actual footage of Chuck Schumer trying to delay the vote.

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MysticGon wrote:

Judge Gorsuch to be confirmed later today on bipartisan support.

You can watch it live here.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?426285-1/us-senate-invokes-nuclear-option-supreme-court-nominees&live

Looks like the vote will happen tomorrow instead.

Here is some actual footage of Chuck Schumer trying to delay the vote.



>15 fuckin hours
ppl shouldn't be able to do that, fuckin hell
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People have been expecting this for quite some time, so it's not a surprise to anybody.
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Republicans were considering this back in 2005, prior to the "gang of 14", the Democrats did "nuke" the filibuster for most judicial appointments in 2013.
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Reuters: Senate confirms judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/850373556508741633

And so it begins...
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Gorsuch is competent and well-suited for the job. the filibuster was because Obama's nominee was not chosen as the successor to Scalia. but it's no surprise Garland was not chosen by Trump:


[Garland] always ... take a more progressive view — in favor of civil rights, workers' rights, environmental protection or freedom of the press. He defers to federal agencies when others seek to overrule them.
from the USA Today

and we all know Trump's view on EPA regulations and freedom of the press
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Well that's how you do it folks. America has a new Justice now.
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Well, good for them. They have their nominee in, but at what costs. They can't be surprised if Democrats resort to doing this as well in the future.
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Well, good for them. They have their nominee in, but at what costs. They can't be surprised if Democrats resort to doing this as well in the future.


Both parties do this sort of thing to each other all the time, whenever they can get away with it.
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Welcome judge Gorsuch a well qualified judge.
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He seems well qualified, admittingly more than Scalia. However, the case he wrote a majority of his opinions are more or less religious freedom. We do not know a full view of how he will act in various other cases. His views indicate an approach to the constitution where legal precedence are of the utmost consideration, which is how lower courts may follow in the exercise of similar cases.

While I do think some cases are marred by law inconsistency that might have been more merited by changing the law, that is not how it works in his view, and should not be changed on moral whims.

I remember the Singleton case, where a man raped and mutilated a teenage girl brutally, before serving 8 years before he killed a prostitute in Florida, with later evidence leading prosecutors to believe he is a serial killer. The law at the time of 1978 and later wasn't rectified till after this case to allow for stricter sentencing in cases of torture.

At least, that is how I understand Gorsuch's views.

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You have to wonder how long until the Democrats assassinate Gorsuch, too.
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gornotck wrote:

You have to wonder how long until the Democrats assassinate Gorsuch, too.


not the democrats
just one of 2 ppl
>Hillary
>soros
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https://youtu.be/yQCmKGvor3w

In case you missed history being made.

A long road ahead but you have to start somewhere.
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