UPDATED: Today, In Justice #GangBang News

The Judicial Temperament of would-be Justice Gangbang

I suppose that it’s totally not usual for a SCOTUS nominee to write an op-ed in Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal saying “I might have been too emotional at times. I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said.” — and we note that his too emotional statement was written, ahead of time, by himself—and it’s totally not unusual for a SCOTUS Justice like John Paul Stevens  to come out of retirement and  say publicly that a man he once lauded does not belong on the nation’s highest court

But nothing in the confirmation process for Keg City treasurer Brett Kavanaugh has been usual.

“I hope everyone can understand that I was there as a son, husband and dad.”

No. Actually you were there as a Supreme Court nominee.

Also totally not unusual: The WaPo

We have not opposed a Supreme Court nominee, liberal or conservative, since Robert H. Bork in 1987. We believe presidents are entitled to significant deference if they nominate well-qualified people within the broad mainstream of judicial thought. When President Trump named Mr. Kavanaugh, he seemed to be such a person: an accomplished judge whom any conservative president might have picked. But given Republicans’ refusal to properly vet Mr. Kavanaugh, and given what we have learned about him during the process, we now believe it would be a serious blow to the court and the nation if he were confirmed.

This morning, amply be-chinned Mitch will hold a preliminary vote in the Senate, probably right about the time this is posted.

Axios gossips:

Sources involved with Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation were nervous going into today’s 10:30 a.m. test vote, Jonathan Swan reports:

Four senators are undecideds: Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.).

A senior source involved in the process told Swan fairly late last night:

“We’re going into this vote and we don’t have 50 right now.”

“There’s been a lot of work that was done today, by members wading through this material. I don’t want to put my thumb on the scale. Things keep moving — so much, it feels like we’re walking on quicksand. So I don’t even want to say confidence or not confidence.”

“Sometimes you just have to vote,” the source added. “But what if … something f—g happens in the morning? This whole process has just been … so much drama, so many balls coming out at the last minute.”

UPDATE 1: AXIOS

Brett Kavanaugh has advanced to a final vote on his confirmation to the Supreme Court, with a tally of 51-49 on the Senate’s vote today to end debate on his nomination.

What’s next: The Senate will take a final vote, likely tomorrow, on his confirmation. Sens. Collins, Flake, Manchin and Murkowski have yet to announce their final decisions. The first three voted yes on today’s vote, while Murkowski voted no.

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5 Responses to UPDATED: Today, In Justice #GangBang News

  1. Dennis Cole says:

    I’ll say it again, and again, and again………we are TOTALLY effed, in broad daylight. And by gaslight, and in the dark, and in every instance they can. These Swamp Rats are well-versed in rat-fuckery.

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  2. donnah says:

    Hoping for a miracle in the final vote tomorrow, but realistically thinking it’s a done deal. It’s one more big loss for the good guys. We have to regroup and kick ass in November.

    I’ll be happy to eat my words should the vote change, tho.

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  3. roket says:

    The SCOTUS will now be tainted.

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    • tengrain says:

      The SCOTUS has always been tainted (Bush v. Gore, for instance), we’re just noticing it more as we march towards the abattoire.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  4. w3ski4me says:

    Can I say I ‘knew’ this would happen? Those old dried up half dead senators want a Rapist on the court. They want a person of like mind and policies. There really was no chance that he would not be approved. For confirmation of that just look at all the withheld documents from his sculptured hearing, or they way they stacked Ms Ford’s hearing and even the FBI investigation, in his favor.
    I can still hope for him to be impeached but we all know well that he has been “greased for the slide home”. We are So effed.
    w3ski

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