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Old 04-02-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
So President Trump nominates ACB and then her and the current court select five additional justices? You said "consensus". Does that mean the 10 justices have to unanimously approve of the new member? What happens in the quite-likely scenario that they don't reach a consensus? Do those seats sit vacant and the existing 10 members rule on cases? Or is it a majority of the 10-member "political appointees" that choose the remaining 5, in which case I would hope and expect that the 5 would be rather conservative in their judicial philosophy.
Do you think that McConnell would let this pass so Trump would sign it and this can all happen before the next election? Otherwise its pretty wishful thinking that Trump would be the one to nominate the 10th justice. Something something counting chickens...
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