Supreme Court Justices Can Be Impeached - But It's Only Happened Once

Supreme Court Justices Can Be Impeached - But It's Only Happened Once

Supreme Court Justices Can Be Impeached - But It's Only Happened Once

"This is a time where leaders of the Democrat Party need to tamp down these passions". Demagogues have done this with cynical bluster; politicians in a democracy have subtle, skilful use for it.

The poll also finds a substantial sense that Kavanaugh's presence will lead to more politically motivated rulings from the court -- 43 percent say so, vs. just 10 percent who expect politics to play a reduced role in Supreme Court decisions.

According to new polling data, the Democrats' scorched-earth strategy for delaying the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh not only failed to keep the textualist judge out of the Supreme Court, it appears to have destroyed their chances to gain the coveted 51-seat majority in the Senate.

Pedersen agrees with Fitzgibbon that the attention on the congressional races will have an impact on turnout, and could be a factor in races like the 47th, which overlaps with the 8th Congressional District race between Republican Dino Rossi and Democrat Kim Schrier and where incumbent Republican state Sen. "For the last twenty years, I've been a homeowner in the state of Maine". That crowd, which dwarfed the hundreds or several thousand anti-Kavanaugh demonstrators, vented anger at times, shouting "Liar, liar" and waving sings including one saying, "Bury Obama Care with Kennedy", a reference to Sen. "It was very effective in the hands of Richard Nixon", he recalled. Large sections of Americans feel a growing unease over these issues; the rift these have caused and how they will be resolved will indicate the direction in which the country is headed. Kavanaugh said he joins the Supreme Court "with gratitude and no bitterness". It's a major asset. The Post cited sources who said the complaints addressed Kavanaugh's alleged dishonesty and a lack of judicial temperament. "This period will be long remembered not just for the historic number of judges Trump has been able to confirm, but also because of how passive Democrats were in response". All three were in high school then. It shows New Jersey Democratic Sen. They voted yes for a man who head-scratchingly suggested that the investigation into his alleged sexual assault was a liberal smear campaign.

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He emphasized that Washington voters are known to not vote a straight party line ticket, and he said he trusts voters will continue to vote for person over party.

McConnell criticized Clinton, who said on CNN this week that "civility can start again" after Democrats capture the House or Senate in next month's elections.

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Trump has flitted between distancing himself from and defending Kavanaugh.

Trump says allegations of sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh were "all made up, it was fabricated and it's a disgrace".

Kavanaugh was narrowly confirmed in the Senate by a vote of 50 to 48. Removal of a Supreme Court justice is nearly unthinkable - it would require 67 votes in the Senate, meaning it would be a massive bipartisan effort over the most polarizing issue there is. One was over liberal judge Louis Brandeis (after whom Brandeis University in MA is named), who was nominated by Woodrow Wilson in 1916.

Even though the confirmation process has become increasingly polarized, Americans should expect that our senators only vote to confirm nominees, both to the Supreme Court and lower federal courts, that they believe will best uphold their constitutional values.

Justice Clarence Thomas's 1991 nomination also ran into controversy when Oklahoma law professor Anita Hill, who worked for him, accused him of sexual harassment.

While Democrats remain favorites to make gains in the House, Republicans are showing some momentum in some key Senate races in recent days.

OH will see a "Trump effect" in the November 6 election, but will it be Democrats or Republicans who benefit? At that point, RCP gave Democrats 44 seats that were either safe or not up and Republicans 47 seats. "And that's the course we should be on". But neither the #MeToo campaign nor the polarisation of the American polity is likely to be put to rest.

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