Obama Could Use Power to Rig Supreme Court

President Barack Obama may not have been able to get Merrick Garland on the Supreme Court through the normal process of Senate approval, but new reports say that a long-shot process could put Garland on the court for at least a few weeks.

According to The Washington Times, there will be a five-minute window on Tuesday afternoon between when the 114th Congress is gaveled out of session and the men and women of the 115th Congress take their oaths of office. That creates an “intersession recess” in which the president could appoint Garland for a year or until the Senate replaces him by confirming an appointee of President-elect Donald Trump.

Another theory, much more difficult to pull off but much more damaging, could put Garland on the court for life as a replacement for Antonin Scalia, with President-elect Donald Trump never being able to nominate his replacement.

Now, it’s worth pointing out that the gamble is a long-shot, even if some liberal activist groups are practically begging the president to do it. A 9-0 Supreme Court ruling in 2014 invalidated 2012 recess appointments made by the president while Congress was on break. However, that ruling acknowledged the difference between “intrasession” appointments, like the ones Obama made while Congress was still in session but on recess, and “intersession” appointments, made while Congress had officially been gaveled out of session.

There’s also the fact that, as law professor William G. Ross of Samford University points out, such an appointment would be “politically unwise and damaging to the prestige of the court.”

“It would exacerbate acute political tensions that have roiled the transition process and promise turbulence from the very start of the Trump administration, and it would contribute to the growing public perception that the court is unduly political,” Ross said.

 

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source: http://conservativetribune.com/obama-power-supreme-court/

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  • Brady Harness

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    • The Redman

      U ah peckwood

      • Moe

        Hey asshole you still on this site?

        • The Redman

          U still a whole-ass. moe-jo-mae. hahahhahahaah

  • Rex Whitmer

    I wouldn’t put it past him to try, he’s tried every maneuver he could to date, but it’s a possibility that he would be tried for treason if he attempts it.

    • The Redman

      U should B tried 4 being a hater. rex-anna-mer. hahahahhahahah

    • Moe

      Thank God he us gone to bad he isn’t going to jail where he belongs, only a moron like Redman could defend him.

    • used_to_be_a_liberal

      Sure, but then I read a comment by some-one else on another topic. Obama does whatever he wants, legal or otherwise, then resigns, then Biden pardons him.

  • squirefld

    Garland would have to give up his lifetime appointment on the appeals court, for a few weeks on the Supreme Court. Even though nominated by Obama, he can’t be that dumb.

  • JOANIE

    Obama is evil, liar and crook and should be put up for treason along with Kerry!

    • The Redman

      And yo no good pappy. jo-boy. hahahahahaahah

  • The Redman

    white-folks ruined america

  • Tony N.

    I wouldn’t bet against Hussein pulling a fast one.
    He is despicable!!!

  • epauls

    The Political Lawyers are more ‘crooked’ than the Mafia Lawyers. They firmly believe that Illegal and Legal can be theirs simply by political choice.

  • Tim

    Would Obama play this ego game with the Supreme Court? Hasn’t he done enough damage? We would hope the judge would have enough respect for the Court not to play these games. How many ways can the Democrats spell “poor losers”?!