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Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:09 AM

Neil Gorsuch takes first of 2 oaths, prepares to join court

Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Surrounded by family and his soon-to-be Supreme Court colleagues, Neil Gorsuch took the first of two oaths on Monday as he prepared to take his seat on the court and restore its conservative majority.

The 49-year-old appeals court judge from Colorado is being sworn in after a bruising fight that saw Republicans change the rules for approving high court picks over the fierce objection of Democrats.

The first ceremony took place privately in the Justices' Conference Room, with Chief Justice John Roberts administering the oath required by the Constitution. Gorsuch placed his hand on the family Bible held by his wife, Louise. His two daughters watched, along with all eight of the current justices and most of their spouses.

Also in attendance was Maureen Scalia, widow of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, and her eldest son Eugene, said court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg.

Later, Gorsuch will appear at a public White House ceremony, where Justice Anthony Kennedy is to administer a second oath in which Gorsuch will pledge to administer justice impartially and "do equal right to the poor and to the rich." Gorsuch, who once clerked for Kennedy, will be the first member of the court to serve alongside his former boss.

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BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! The fucking assholes did it. They got their god damned seat. May it be forever cursed.

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Reply Neil Gorsuch takes first of 2 oaths, prepares to join court (Original post)
Initech Apr 2017 OP
orangecrush Apr 2017 #1
Initech Apr 2017 #2
dalton99a Apr 2017 #5
Yo_Mama Apr 2017 #21
orangecrush Apr 2017 #23
LakeArenal Apr 2017 #3
dalton99a Apr 2017 #4
mountain grammy Apr 2017 #6
Initech Apr 2017 #7
Equinox Moon Apr 2017 #8
flamingdem Apr 2017 #9
Txbluedog Apr 2017 #10
Initech Apr 2017 #11
Txbluedog Apr 2017 #12
Initech Apr 2017 #13
GeorgeGist Apr 2017 #14
joanbarnes Apr 2017 #15
Txbluedog Apr 2017 #18
NurseJackie Apr 2017 #16
Initech Apr 2017 #17
lastlib Apr 2017 #26
MarcA Apr 2017 #19
Yo_Mama Apr 2017 #22
onenote Apr 2017 #24
Frequent Ranter Apr 2017 #20
roamer65 Apr 2017 #25
Jonny Appleseed Apr 2017 #27

Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:16 AM

1. Goodbye

To any pretense of justice, equality and fair play in this country.

We are witnessing the installation of an autocracy.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:17 AM

2. Yup, the GOP's coup is complete.

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Response to Initech (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:20 AM

5. Indeed.

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Response to orangecrush (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 09:11 PM

21. Scalia is replaced by Gorsuch, and little changes on the court and in the country.

It's not this justice nomination, but the next, that may materially change matters.

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Response to Yo_Mama (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 09:22 PM

23. Truth

Time will tell.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:18 AM

3. Another black day in America..

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:20 AM

4. "do equal right to the poor and to the rich"

on what planet?

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:28 AM

6. Disgusting, no, really disgusting..

I'm beyond angry about this.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #6)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:45 AM

7. Yeah I want to put my boot up Mitch McConnell's ass right now.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 12:09 PM

8. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

This is the worst!!!!!! I can't even think about it, it is so devastating. I only read the title of the post.






Our rights just died.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 12:29 PM

9. I have some "oaths" I'd like to

say to him

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 12:29 PM

10. Stop overreacting

 

This is the same majority they had a year ago. The same court that approved gay marriage. Nothing changes until one of the liberal justices is replaced by a conservative

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Response to Txbluedog (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 12:33 PM

11. We're overreacting because that seat should have been ours.

We could have had a majority on SCOTUS for the first time since Reagan. They stole it and gave us the finger. Which is why I'm saying Mitch McConnell needs a boot up his ass.

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Response to Initech (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 12:36 PM

12. Please do not disparage The Majority Leader

 

Just quietly work on making him the minority leader

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Response to Txbluedog (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 12:41 PM

13. I'd rather he be out of the senate entirely and brought up on treason charges.

I think he's the ring leader in the whole Trump - Russian cabal. The more the layers are peeled back on this theory the more it seems him and Erik Prince are the brains behind it.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 12:46 PM

14. I look forward to read ing his obituary.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 01:52 PM

15. How come Merritt Garland wasn't there?

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Response to joanbarnes (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 05:35 PM

18. Who's Merritt Garland?

 

Merrick Garland was not there because he had no reason to---he's not a member of the Supreme Court or the Trump administration

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 02:34 PM

16. His tenure will always be tainted. He's the Justice who got the STOLEN nomination...

... and he's the Justice that needed to have the filibuster nuked in order to be approved.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 02:43 PM

17. Mitch McConnell has been a real life asshole heckler from Happy Gilmore in all of this.

"YOU WILL NOT FILL THIS SEAT, JACKASS!!!"

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #16)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:55 PM

26. Justice Ass-terisk....... n/t

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 05:37 PM

19. How about if some State or other political entity refused

to accept a decision where Gorsuch was a deciding vote.

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Response to MarcA (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 09:12 PM

22. It would be unconstitutional. n/t

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Response to MarcA (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:08 PM

24. It would be as invalid an action by the state as those instances

where some state claims that they aren't bound by a SCOTUS decision because they disagree with it.

It's never going to happen.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 07:52 PM

20. Has He Kissed Putin's Ring Yet?

 

Not official till he does!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Mon Apr 10, 2017, 11:41 PM

25. He'd better GD well serve as cafeteria committee lead and open doors for them all.

I do not want to hear reports he is shirking those duties as junior justice.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Tue Apr 11, 2017, 12:38 AM

27. Have we hired Ginsburg a poison tester yet?

 

I don't trust that sociopath Gorsuch. He looks and talks like the well-spoken family man on an episode of Law&Order that turns out to have a basement of dead prostitutes that his wife buried for him all while genuinely believing he's a kind man who loves her.

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