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Obama could use 5 minute window to FORCE SCOTUS PICK Garland!

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 CGK    2,586

It would not surprise me if King Putt pulled this shit on his way out. From what I've read, if he puts Garland in he will only serve until the end of the 2017 legislative session and will not be a Supreme Court judge for life. The problem with that is..Garland will sit on the Supreme Court long enough to create havoc for the first year of the Trump administration.

Another Obama Surprise?

Obama has one last chance to force his pick for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, on to the highest court in the land.

Obama will have a 5 minute window known as “intersession recess” when he can force the move.

President Obama will have one last chance to force Judge Merrick Garland onto the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday — but it’s a legal gamble and one that has so many pitfalls that even those who say he could get away with it believe it isn’t worth the fight.

Mr. Obama’s moment will come just before noon, in the five minutes that the Senate gavels the 114th Congress out of session and the time the 115th Congress begins.

In those few moments the Senate will go into what’s known as an “intersession recess,” creating one golden moment when the president could test his recess-appointment powers by sending Judge Garland to the high court.

More: http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/01/obama-use-5-minute-window-force-scotus-pick-garland/

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 CGK    2,586

How would this work? 

Tomorrow (January 3rd), when the Senate gavels out of the 114th Congress, there is a five minute or so window before the 115th Congress begins. It is during those few minutes when President Obama could make the highly unprecedented (and unlikely) move and make an “intersession recess” appointment to put Merrick Garland on the highest Court.

Has a Justice ever been appointed to the Supreme Court during a recess?

Yes, according to Scotusblog.com, there have been 12 recess appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court. But, there have been none in recent times with the last one occurring more than 50 years ago.   And, interestingly, all but one have later been confirmed by the U.S. Senate. In 1795, by a vote of 10 to 14, the Senate rejected President George Washington’s nomination of John Rutledge to be Chief Justice of the United States after rumors swirled about his mental state. However, before he was booted, he decided two SCOTUS cases during his recess appointment.



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Five minutes?

Five minutes in BPT * is like 4 1/2 hours.

It won't happen.


*black people time:yup:

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 Malevolent    2,513

Well, this is another slant - I'm not a Lisa fan but this is interesting.


John Kerry is due to lay out a US framework for a Palestinian-Israeli agreement as the Obama administration and its international allies scramble to protect what is left of the peace process before Donald Trump takes office.

The US secretary of state will outline the proposals on Wednesday, at a time when US-Israeli relations have reached their lowest point in decades. The government of the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has accused Washington of conspiring against it when a UN security council vote on Friday demanded an end to settlement building in the West Bank. 

The Kerry speech at the state department at 11am (4pm GMT) is expected to restate the Obama administration’s continued faith in a two-state solution to the chronic impasse. It is a parting shot after eight years in office, during which there has been a dearth of diplomatic progress. It is not expected to lead to any new initiative but rather lay down a marker on a longstanding US and international approach to the region before the US president-elect, whose commitment to such a solution is in doubt, assumes office.

Netanyahu 'told New Zealand backing UN vote would be declaration of war'


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“What secretary Kerry will be doing is he will give a speech in which he lays out a comprehensive vision for how we see the conflict being resolved – where we see things in 2016 as we unfortunately conclude our term in office without there being significant progress toward peace,” the deputy national security adviser, Ben Rhodes, told Israel’s Channel 2 television.

The parameters outlined by Kerry are expected to draw international .......................................





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