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  •  Why wouldn't it happen? (0+ / 0-)

    You've said anything a Supreme Court can possibly rule would be totally legitimate.

    Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

    by Troubadour on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:18:06 AM PDT

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    •  you really don't understand how SCOTUS (1+ / 0-)
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      works. It is NOT a criminal court. It is the LAST stop. NOT the first.

      1. If Scalia murdered someone in the Supreme Court building he'd be arrested. By the police. How do I know this? The police arrest unruly protesters there all the time.

      2. He'd then be taken to an actual police station in the District of Columbia.

      3. He'd then be formally charged by the District's prosecutor (who, yes, is an arm of the Federal government at present.). Still, DC's courts are seperate and distinct from the federal judiciary.

      4. then he'd be arraigned in court. A grand jury may then be involved.

      5. If he pleads guilty that's the end of it. if he does not plead guilty, there will be a trial. Then it would go to a jury. If guilty he's entitled to a certain number of appeals. if not, well he can't be tried again. That's the case FOR EVERYONE.

      6. Said appeals won't even get to SCOTUS. You really think the prosecutors would make one single mistake?

      (Oh, and while this is happening? Someone in the House would most certainly bring Articles of impeachment. They'd most certainly vote to do so. It'd most certainly go to the Senate. And the Senate would most certainly impeach. So guess what? You'd get what you want! Scalia impeached!)

      Your scenario reads like a really bad political novel written by Tom Clancy, except even he would laugh at it. Seriously, find me a scenario that actually happened where someone actually skipped all the steps to go to the Court of Last Resort at either the state or Federal level. And furthermore? One of the rulings in June upheld the right to a jury trial.  Are you seriously dense enough to propose this laughably hilarious scenario? No, you've got NO idea how the judicial branch works. Findlaw.com is free; almost all rulings are there. I suggest you proceed from there.

      here's some trivia for you: SCOTUS has overturned over 160 acts of Congress (or parts of them).

      If you want to overturn Marbury like Meteor Blades suggests (and you've more or less insinuated) then just say so already and go find yourself a test case and an organization (or better yet, start your own! You can thank Citizens United for that!) to do so.

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