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View Poll Results: Should a sitting Supreme Court justice comment on a presidential candidate or nominee?
Yes 25 23.81%
No 80 76.19%
Voters: 105. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-13-2016, 03:48 PM
 
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Of laws, not politicians or really any individual.
There is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits...
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:53 PM
 
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OK, so if you don't want to know their personal opinions about stuff, then why are you so adamant that "conservative" judges be sent to the SC? Any judge, nominated by any president, is sufficient. Their role is to interpret the constitution, not promote either a liberal or conservative agenda.
Excellent response.
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Old 07-13-2016, 03:57 PM
 
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There is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits...

were are not talking about the violation of any law.....we are talking about the integrity and neutrality away from politics of the S.C.


There is not a law that prohibits the Chief Law Enforcer of the nation, the President, taking sides in a criminal investigation based on his opinions but it taints the due process of the defendant or the prosecution.....if you don't see why they shouldn't comment in public then I can't help you.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:24 PM
 
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I'm proud of the anti-Trumpers and liberals on this thread.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:35 PM
 
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I think she should resign. Her conduct is against the code of conduct for US judges:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...517_story.html

But who pays attention to the rules/rules of law anymore? Rules/laws are for little people after all. Ask Hil. No consequences for the connected/those in power. It's a big yawn to many in our disengaged/uneducated populace. When things like this happen and go unpunished(which I'm sure it will) and polls shows a vast majority of people would still vote for someone even if they were indicted, we got a big problem in our nation/political system/the populace.
So was Thomas's, Scalia's and Alito's:

Justices Thomas and Scalia Violate Judicial Ethics By Headlining Right Wing Fundraisers

Two of THEM are still there!

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Old 07-13-2016, 04:43 PM
 
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I don't think they should. I don't think it should be illegal, but I do think it should be frowned upon.
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:43 PM
 
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Why don't you link to this code of ethics for US Supreme Court Justices you are so familiar with.


Actually, I shall direct you to this article, for the answer is there is not a judicial code of ethics for the US Supreme Court:


Did Justice Ginsburg's comments on Donald Trump violate ethics rules?


Do you want to know why? Look in the Constitution and get back to us.
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The Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges—which applies only to lower federal court judges—says judges should not “make speeches for a political candidate, or publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office” or “engage in any other political activity.”
Did Justice Ginsburg's comments on Donald Trump violate ethics rules?
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:46 PM
 
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It's for US Judges. You're saying supreme court judges are magically exempt from following such rules? If they are, in law, then I see a big loophole in the rules as this same code certainly should apply to them.

Don't you agree? Otherwise, it's like saying ENT Doctors should follow a code of ethics but podiatrists shouldn't. And that makes zero sense.

The Code of Conduct for U.S. Judges—which applies only to lower federal court judges—says judges should not “make speeches for a political candidate, or publicly endorse or oppose a candidate for public office” or “engage in any other political activity.”

Did Justice Ginsburg's comments on Donald Trump violate ethics rules?
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Old 07-13-2016, 04:52 PM
 
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were are not talking about the violation of any law.....we are talking about the integrity and neutrality away from politics of the S.C.


There is not a law that prohibits the Chief Law Enforcer of the nation, the President, taking sides in a criminal investigation based on his opinions but it taints the due process of the defendant or the prosecution.....if you don't see why they shouldn't comment in public then I can't help you.
I know what is being discussed here. Obviously YOU do NOT as the discussion is about Justice RBG, NOT PRESIDENT OBAMA!

Did Justice Ginsburg's comments on Donald Trump violate ethics rules?

I did NOT ask for, nor do I NEED you to 'help' me.
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Old 07-13-2016, 05:04 PM
 
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There is nothing in the Constitution that prohibits...
True. A Supreme Court Justice even ran for president once, suspended his term on the court and went back to the court after he lost.

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So was Thomas's, Scalia's and Alito's:

Justices Thomas and Scalia Violate Judicial Ethics By Headlining Right Wing Fundraisers

Two of THEM are still there!

Where was the Republican outrage over that? Oh wait, there wasn't any.
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