ARMAGEDDON May Occur in Less Than 24hrs if Justice Kennedy Retires

I am praying this evening for Justice Kennedy to announce at some point in the afternoon that he is retiring effective immediately. What an incredible way to start the week.

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/24/supreme-court-will-justice-kennedy-retire-this-month.html

From the article linked above:

Action is expected on President Trump’s travel ban before the court’s long summer break but the biggest news of all would be if Kennedy were to use the court’s last public session on Monday to announce his retirement, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

Kennedy has played an important role as the court’s swing vote on many important rulings. His departure would allow conservatives to wrest near total control of the bench for the foreseeable future.

The WAPO is preparing its readers for what they are describing as ARMAGEDDON! Chuck the Duck will have absolutely no recourse since he allowed Mitch McConnell to use the nuclear option on Neil Gorsuch.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-terrifying-and-terrible-prospect-of-justice-kennedy-retiring/2017/06/23/bc73ff9a-5830-11e7-a204-ad706461fa4f_story.html?utm_term=.d593237d9c9c

From the article linked above:

So if Kennedy is inclined to retire, it is hard to begrudge him that choice. But his departure would be terrible for the court and terrible for the country. It could not come at a worse time. Any court vacancy these days, under a president of either party, triggers a battle between liberal and conservative forces. Kennedy’s retirement would unleash nomination Armageddon, given the feral political environment and the pivotal role he plays on the closely divided court.

One of the final 3 candidates to replace Justice Scalia was Thomas Hardiman.

http://time.com/4650544/supreme-court-nominees-donald-trump/

From the article linked above:

Hardiman is known for protecting gun rights and taking an originalist approach to Second Amendment cases.

However, the man that will cause some to literally commit suicide if he is the ultimate choice is William Pryor. He also was one of the final 3 candidates to replace Justice Scalia.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/pryor-perhaps-the-most-polarizing-supreme-court-justice-possibility/2017/01/28/f25bb7e2-e4ae-11e6-ba11-63c4b4fb5a63_story.html?utm_term=.44e4b6bf77fa

From the article linked above:

Pryor is perhaps the most polarizing figure of the potential nominees, with some groups thinking he leans too far right

When President George W. Bush nominated him to his current post in 2003, Senate Democrats refused to allow Pryor’s confirmation, calling him an “extremist,” citing his position on both Roe v. Wade and Lawrence v. Texas as examples.

Pryor, 54, has been an especially outspoken critic of abortion rights, calling Roe v. Wade “the worst abomination of constitutional law in our history.”

 

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One thought on “ARMAGEDDON May Occur in Less Than 24hrs if Justice Kennedy Retires

  1. flepore, THANKS for putting this together. It’s astonishing – when you think about it – that a second SCOTUS nomination might come up during the first year of our Lion’s administration – but possibly a third (Ginsberg)?

    Please let me make a request of you if you have the time. I would love to see listed all (or as many as you can articulate) the amazing “coincidences” or “confluences” that have occurred leading up to or during President Trump’s candidacy / administration. Maybe you or Sundance have already written something like this. Trying to cover it all might require several iterations and it might require collaboration between you and Sundance and others.

    What I mean by “coincidences” are – for example – the Middle Eastern Gulf Cooperation Council that was already growing but actually “took off” with the blessing of our Lion. Now, for example, this second (third?) Supreme Court nomination. Maybe include the “newly discovered” willingness of China to cooperate related to North Korea and the growing unity between Eastern European nations on behalf of protecting their cultures. (My sense is that Eastern European Unity will wind up benefiting and BEING benefited by the Trump administration).

    Even the growth of “fracking” (which has already been impacting USA energy independence for years) is set to be benefited by President Trump and will benefit his Administration (and the USA – AND the whole world) even more during his time in office. To me these “coincidences” are a sign of Heaven’s favor and I love being reminded of them. To me, these “confluences” are a very significant attribute of the history of President Trump’s time on the world stage. Some would call it “luck”. As you might guess, I say “luck ain’t got nothin’ to do with it”.

    President Trump himself – being free and willing to do this. The availability of Rex Tillerson. The leadership of President Al-Sisi. Brexit. The availability of Sec. Mattis (I mean, WHO would have thought we could have that kind of leadership willing to step up so late in Mr. Mattis career / life?) There probably DOZENS of these “confluences” that I’ve never noticed or imagined – but thank HEAVEN for every one of them!

    THANKS, fle!

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