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Old 09-26-2020, 10:45 AM
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Amy Coney Barrett

Looks like Amy Coney Barrett will be tapped to serve on SCOTUS today. She got her undergrad degree from Rhodes College in Memphis. She is a member of Kappa Delta.

https://news.rhodes.edu/stories/rhod...-supreme-court

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Old 09-26-2020, 11:08 AM
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Congrats to KD. If she is confirmed, she'd be the second NPC woman on the supreme court. (I think?)
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Old 09-26-2020, 01:39 PM
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The Handmaid's Tale - here we come. Just sickening, the way Trump and his ilk behave. SHUDDER.

With any sort of luck at all this will not happen. It ain't over til the fat lady sings.

Could he find anyone worse than Kavanaugh? Yes, he did.
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Old 09-26-2020, 07:33 PM
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⬆️ What AZTheta said.....
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Old 09-27-2020, 01:29 AM
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Yeah, abortion rights are pretty much over in conservative states. To make matters more interesting, Oklahoma's Court of Criminal Appeals just overturned a district judge who had dismissed charges against a woman who gave birth to a child who died and was meth positive. Lots of folks are going to prison.
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Old 09-27-2020, 01:57 AM
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Yeah, abortion rights are pretty much over in conservative states. To make matters more interesting, Oklahoma's Court of Criminal Appeals just overturned a district judge who had dismissed charges against a woman who gave birth to a child who died and was meth positive. Lots of folks are going to prison.
I'll just leave this here.

https://www.cfr.org/article/abortion...al-comparisons
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Old 09-27-2020, 09:10 AM
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Yeah, abortion rights are pretty much over in conservative states. To make matters more interesting, Oklahoma's Court of Criminal Appeals just overturned a district judge who had dismissed charges against a woman who gave birth to a child who died and was meth positive. Lots of folks are going to prison.
Not to mention health care for over 20 million people due to pre-existing conditions.
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Old 09-27-2020, 12:43 PM
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Looks like Any Barrett Coney will be tapped to serve on SCOTUS today. She got her undergrad degree from Rhodes College in Memphis. She is a member of Kappa Delta.

https://news.rhodes.edu/stories/rhod...-supreme-court
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Old 09-27-2020, 01:25 PM
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Not to mention health care for over 20 million people due to pre-existing conditions.
Or because they are under 26 and no longer a full time student. My son finished his master's degree in April and has some contract jobs and started his own LLC, which was fine when he was on my health insurance. If he gets kicked off in the middle of a pandemic, things will not be good.

AND, pregnancy is a pre-existing condition!
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Old 09-27-2020, 03:46 PM
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She wasn't my first choice; I preferred Justice Barbara Lagoa, but I'm taking a wait and see approach.
I'm a Catholic school kid but I would not be a part of the group of Christians of all denominations that she is a member of. Then again, I'm in no way a "staunch" Catholic.
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Old 09-27-2020, 05:21 PM
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Something a lot of folks don't understand about Catholicism is that beliefs within the whole of Catholicism are as diverse as they are within Protestantism. Maybe we'll all be lucky and find that since clerking for Scalia, Coney aspired to the Supreme Court and created a persona, almost cartoonish in its right wing extremism to the point that one would reasonably expect that she would be viewed by political types as safely dogmatic and appointable.

It isn't unheard of for those with more extremist bents to moderate their views once on the bench. David Souter was a good example of that as, I think Roberts is turning out to be. So there's hope?
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Old 09-27-2020, 05:50 PM
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She's already angered some conservative hard liners over a vote about an Illinois voting issue.
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Old 09-27-2020, 06:31 PM
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Something a lot of folks don't understand about Catholicism is that beliefs within the whole of Catholicism are as diverse as they are within Protestantism. Maybe we'll all be lucky and find that since clerking for Scalia, Coney aspired to the Supreme Court and created a persona, almost cartoonish in its right wing extremism to the point that one would reasonably expect that she would be viewed by political types as safely dogmatic and appointable.

It isn't unheard of for those with more extremist bents to moderate their views once on the bench. David Souter was a good example of that as, I think Roberts is turning out to be. So there's hope?
Agree with you about Chief Justice Roberts. Amy Coney Barrett may not immediatly meet the hope we have, but she's so young she will grow in her nationally-important job a lot better than Donald Trump grew into his.
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Old 09-27-2020, 09:40 PM
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Should the committee interview her or her husband?
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Old 09-27-2020, 11:26 PM
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And many Rhodes alumni - including her roommate and many sorority sisters who know her well - are speaking out against her nomination.


“There are people who are literally friends, sorority sisters, close friends and even a roommate,” Marus said.

The letter says the undersigned don’t think Barrett’s past comments about subjects like the Affordable Care Act, abortion and immigration meet the school’s principles of “truth, loyalty and service.”




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