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  •  This is not new, they have been stacking the court (4+ / 0-)

    systems (at every level) for decades now.

    Then they came for me - and by that time there was nobody left to speak up.

    by DefendOurConstitution on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 10:46:02 AM PST

    •  Repubs block & hold judicial appointments (3+ / 0-)

      for Democratic presidents. Then howl about straight up or down votes when Republican presidents are in office. It's been going on as long as I've been paying attention to politics (since Reagan). I'd like to see the numbers between Reagan/Bush I/Bush II vs Clinton & Obama.

      "Watch what you say or they'll be calling you a radical, a liberal, fanatical, criminal..."-7.75, -5.54

      by solesse413 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 12:43:43 PM PST

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      •  I think part of it is... (0+ / 0-)

        when Democrats get into power, they want to make progress; Republicans want to prevent change.  Therefore Democrats are more focused on passing legislation, changing public policy, etc... and Republicans are more focused on controlling and manipulating the levers of power that make that possible.

        I wish we had a better ground game and strategy with respect to judicial appointments, state races for AG and state supreme court judges, etc.  

        “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

        by ivorybill on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 01:17:00 AM PST

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