John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
John Heaton

Ten random things: May 5

Ten failed Supreme Court nominees:

  1. George Washington Woodward (James K. Polk, 1845)
  2. Caleb Cushing (Ulysses S. Grant, 1874)
  3. Edward King (John Tyler, 1844)
  4. Reuben H. Walworth (John Tyler, 1844)
  5. Robert Bork (Ronald Reagan, 1987)
  6. G. Harrold Carswell (Richard M. Nixon, 1970)
  7. John J. Parker (Herbert Hoover, 1930)
  8. William B. Hornblower (Grover Cleveland, 1893)
  9. Harriett Miers (George W. Bush, 2005)
  10. Alexander Wolcott (James Madison, 1811)

Will the person nominated to replace retiring Supreme Court justice David Souter follow in the footsteps of these failed nominees? No way! After all, it was a few short years ago that virtually every Republican Senator declared in the strongest possible terms that filibustering a Supreme Court nominee was not only reprehensible but in all likelihood unconstitutional. So it should be smooth sailing!

Ha ha! But of course I am making with the joke. The Repubs in the Senate are going to flip-flop on this faster than a fast thing that's fast.


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