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Rubio exaggerates in saying it's been 80 years since a 'lame duck' made a Supreme Court nomination

PolitiFact - ‎13 hours ago‎
Kennedy replaced Justice Lewis Powell, who retired, and was Reagan's third nomination for the opening, after Robert Bork and Douglas Ginsburg. Powell announced his retirement in June 1987. Reagan, who was in his second term, nominated Kennedy in ...
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'I want to get the facts straight': Debate moderator booed after quibbling with Ted Cruz on Supreme Court history

Business Insider - ‎16 hours ago‎
Dickerson noted that Justice Anthony Kennedy was confirmed in 1988, an election year, after the Senate had rejected then-President Ronald Reagan's first nominee, Robert Bork. "But Kennedy was confirmed in '88," Dickerson said. "No, Kennedy was ...
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Justice Kennedy's Nomination is a Precedent for "Borking" Obama's Radical Nominees

FrontPage Magazine - ‎14 hours ago‎
For Democrats to hold up Kennedy as an example not only ignores the real timetable, but encourages Republicans to do what the Democrats did to Reagan's original nominee, Judge Robert Bork. That's right. The Kennedy argument is really a call for ...

FactChecking the Ninth GOP Debate

FactCheck.org - ‎10 hours ago‎
Robert Bork, who Reagan nominated on July 1, 1987, was rejected by a vote of 42-58 on Oct. 23, 1987. And Douglas Ginsburg withdrew his name from consideration in early November 1987, after acknowledging that he had smoked marijuana several times.

Justice Antonin Scalia's death stirs debate: Should Obama nominate his successor?

AL.com - ‎17 hours ago‎
Kennedy had been nominated in November 1987 after the Senate rejected Robert Bork and Judge Douglas Ginsburg bowed out. Democrats also argued that waiting for the next president in January 2017 would leave the court without a ninth justice for more ...

The Last Gasp of Drawing-Room Politics

The Atlantic - ‎Feb 13, 2016‎
Although Anna is very much entrenched in Washington politics at this point, working for the Justice Department and campaigning for the appointment of Robert Bork to the Supreme Court, she still identifies as a “real” American, fighting for the ...

The workings of the US Supreme Court

gulfnews.com - ‎9 hours ago‎
Few Americans have any real idea how the Supreme Court operates, since cameras are barred, and the case arguments and opinions are often dry and confusing for non-lawyers.

Obama to nominate Scalia successor 'in due time' despite GOP's vow to fight

The Delaware County Daily Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
President Barack Obama speaks to reporters about the death of Supreme Court Justice Justice Antonin Scalia at Omni Rancho Las Palmas in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Mitch McConnell Voted To Confirm A Supreme Court Justice In Reagan's Final Year

Huffington Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Senate rejected Robert Bork, and Reagan's second nominee, Douglas Ginsburg, withdrew amid a scandal involving weed.

Here's What Happened Last Time An Outgoing President Made A Supreme Court Nomination

Huffington Post - ‎16 hours ago‎
He was Reagan's third choice -- after Robert Bork, who was rejected by the Senate, and Douglas Ginsburg, who withdrew from consideration.

The Political Battle Over Justice Scalia's Supreme Court Seat Has Begun

Outside the Beltway - ‎2 hours ago‎
On November 30, 1987, President Ronald Reagan (a Republican) nominated Justice Anthony Kennedy to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Louis Powell.

COMMENTARY: Dust to dust, ashes to ashes … Reflections on law, mortality and the meaning of words

City-sentinel - ‎12 hours ago‎
Guys like Scalia and me, and our kindred spirit the late Robert Bork, honor the Constitution as a rule book - not as “lodestar of our aspirations,” as Brennan memorably said.

Why Constitutional Conservatives Should Embrace Judicial Engagement

Huffington Post - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
For the past several decades, much of the conservative legal movement has embraced the myth of majoritarianism--the idea that, as conservative icon Robert Bork once asserted, "in vast areas of life, majorities are entitled to rule, if they wish, simply ...

Chief Justice: Court Not the Place for Politics

Church Militant - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The first heated confirmation battle took place in 1987, when Judge Robert Bork was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to a seat on the Supreme Court.

Ranking 20th Century US Presidents

Accuracy in Academia - ‎Feb 12, 2016‎
His Supreme Court picks were more of a mixed bag, for a variety of reasons, partially because he could not get the best of these—Robert Bork—through a highly partisan, some would say viciously so, Senate. Ronald Reagan's favorite president, Calvin ...

Ronald Reagan's big impact on the Supreme Court

Constitution Daily (blog) - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Reagan's next nomination came when he had to replace Rehnquist as an associate justice and he had two candidates to consider: Robert Bork and Antonin Scalia. He had put both judges on the District Of Columbia Circuit Appeals Court. After the political ...
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Ted Cruz Is Promising to Prevent the Next John Roberts. Not Bloody Likely.

Slate Magazine - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Ted Cruz is very angry at John Roberts. He is so angry at Roberts that on the presidential campaign stump he has begun calling the appointment of Roberts a “mistake.

Will Alabama Send in a Marine?

The Weekly Standard (blog) - ‎Feb 11, 2016‎
For eight years Shelby remained a Democrat (back when there were such things as conservative Democrats), at times voting along party lines rather than ideological ones, as with his vote against Robert Bork for the Supreme Court. But the day after ...
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Sweet: Clinton coming to Chicago for get-out-the-vote drives

Chicago Sun-Times - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Kennedy had been nominated in November 1987 after the Senate rejected Robert Bork and Judge Douglas Ginsburg bowed out. Democrats also argued that waiting for the next president in January 2017 would leave the court without a ninth justice for more ...
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