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  •  But what if (0+ / 0-)

    we don't get Dems in the White House at the time judges are retiring.

    There has to be something to protect against stacking the court.

    •  It's called an election (0+ / 0-)

      And if the Republicans are in power when the seats come open, there is nothing that can be done.  Just think abut Marshall's seat being filled by Clarence Thomas.  Marshall had been encouraged to resign when Carter was still President, but he insisted on staying until almost his dying day.  Bad timing.  

      But Republicans also appointed Warren, Brennen, Blackmun, Stevens, and Souter.

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