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    Certainly, and Bomb#20 has already made excellent...

    No, it is not. The role of the judge , when judging matters of law rather than the specific facts of the case, is precisely to ascertain what the law says, as applied to those facts. Let me give you...
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    No, it is not. The role of the judge , when...

    No, it is not. The role of the judge , when judging matters of law rather than the specific facts of the case, is precisely to ascertain what the law says, as applied to those facts. Let me give you...
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    No, of course not. Some do it the wrong way,...

    No, of course not. Some do it the wrong way, particularly with respect to old laws, including the Constitution.



    Yes.



    I already answered that.
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    It's like any other law. It would not make sense...

    It's like any other law. It would not make sense not to apply the meaning at the time it was written, e.g., if a law bans machine guns, but later the expression 'machine gun' comes to denote only a...
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    I am not doing anything of the sort. Rather, I am...

    I am not doing anything of the sort. Rather, I am defending my original interpretation from your false claim that it would make the second sentence meaningful. If you take a look at the replies I got...
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    Not that she won't listen to a complaint, but...

    Not that she won't listen to a complaint, but rather, to the plan - as in, because she considers the plan really bad unless it involves withdrawing the nomination. That seems to be the sort of...
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    1. It's done already. 2. You can easily look it...

    As I've been saying, some Democrats (on the left; one could add some other left-wingers) have recently began using the expression 'packing the court' (and 'court packing', etc.) to mean something...
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    As I understood it, it was of saying she wouldn't...

    Her second sentence? You mean about a violin? What do you think it means? (and no way I would ask her on Twitter, as that would require my actual name).[/QUOTE]

    I already explained what I think it...
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    What does "legitimate" meaning mean? I do not...

    What does "legitimate" meaning mean? I do not know. What I do know is that there is a common meaning, which is used in English. I know that Cruz and other Republicans were using the expression in its...
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    As I've been saying, some Democrats (on the left;...

    As I've been saying, some Democrats (on the left; one could add some other left-wingers) have recently began using the expression 'packing the court' (and 'court packing', etc.) to mean something...
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    Her second sentence? You mean about a violin?...

    Oh, so you think she means that unless they withdraw the nomination, Democrats would engage in court-packing? But they will not do it if the nomination is withdrawn? That's possible; I just didn't...
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    Yes, they do. No, I do not believe that that...

    None of your links define what court packing is.
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    Yes, they do.


    No, I do not believe that that is court packing at all. Why would you think I do? I explained that very carefully. Or...
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    Oh, so you think she means that unless they...

    Oh, so you think she means that unless they withdraw the nomination, Democrats would engage in court-packing? But they will not do it if the nomination is withdrawn? That's possible; I just didn't...
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    Misreading?

    It make sense at the most fundamental level - insuring the Court has a clear ideological or partisan majority[/QUOTE]

    Let's not get into a 30 page semantic argument here, especially on a...
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    Words have meaning, and surely Cruz and the...

    It make sense at the most fundamental level - insuring the Court has a clear ideological or partisan majority. I happen to disagree with the idea of expanding the number of justices in order to...
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    Certainly. ...

    It's the culmination of many years of right-wing court packing.

    Perhaps you can provide a definition that shows this is not court packing?[/QUOTE]
    Certainly.
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    Appointing Barrett is not "court-packing". If...

    Then
    Senator Ted Cruz on Twitter: "NEW from @washingtonpost’s @seungminkim: A half-dozen senators led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to release plan barring ‘court-packing’" / Twitter

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    Alexandria...
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    Appointing Barrett is not "court-packing". If...

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    Senator Ted Cruz on Twitter: "NEW from @washingtonpost’s @seungminkim: A half-dozen senators led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) to release plan barring ‘court-packing’" / Twitter

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    Alexandria...
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    The post was Bomb#20's, not mine. But apart from...

    No, no, no, you miss the point. :D Read it again. ;)[/QUOTE]

    I understood. You're right about e=mc^2, you actually do weigh more with a duck pressed against you. I can see the energy being...
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    They understood the meaning of the words. Of...

    Clearly they did not understand what the words meant.:rolleyes:

    The Constitution was a compromise document. Its lack of absolute clarity on some issues is the result of compromise. Which is why...
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    I already explained it. I used the words in their...

    You have yet to provide the words that shows that the laws themselves were up for review by the court. You yourself had to provide an interpretation to make your argument correct.



    The ones...
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    See this post...

    The Constitution provided SCOTUS the power of being the supreme arbiter of the law, not to arbitrate the legitimacy of the law.[/QUOTE]





    See this post and this post.
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    Actually, when it rules on cases, it has to...

    Actually, when it rules on cases, it has to ascertain what the law is. And what the law is - as already explained - is


    Now, if Congress passes a bill that is in conflict with the Constitution,...
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    I already explained this in detail, and you can...

    The court does rule in individual cases. And it applies the constitution, laws, etc. The constitution cannot be constitutionally modified by a law of Congress. They would have to follow the procedure...
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    No, no, no, you miss the point. :D Read it again....

    Yes. Pressing the duck against you compresses your flesh, doing work against your body's elasticity, thereby adding to your potential energy, which increases your mass in accordance with E=mc2. ...
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