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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The state of Georgia was supposed to hold an election Tuesday to fill a seat on the state Supreme Court. Justice Keith Blackwell, a Republican whose six-year term expires on the last day of this year, did not plan to run for reelection.



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Republicans don't believe in democracy. Is this a test to see what Americans will do if Trump tries to extend his term without an election?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-19 10:53 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Republicans sued in Wisconsin to force an election for a justice while in Georgia they just circumvent the democratic process.

#2 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2020-05-19 10:59 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicans are ----.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2020-05-19 11:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Is this a test to see what Americans will do if Trump tries to extend his term without an election?

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-05-19 10:53 AM |

The forces of evil are always sending up trial balloons, DANNI.

We've had a slew of them on this subject from Trump himself and Jared.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-19 11:16 AM | Reply

This case turned on a conflict between two provisions in the state Constitution, one of which says that SC justices need to be elected, and another that gives the Governor a general power to temporarily fill vacancies.

I will admit to not being interested in this case enough to have read the ruling, but i will point out that there's a legal doctrine stemming from the latin "lex specialis derogat legi generali," which means that a law governing a specific subject matter overrides a law that only governs general matters. For whatever reason, deapite the Constitution's specific rules for electing SC justices, the judges allowed the more general temporary appointment clause to prevail. Perhaps some other DR lawyers can weigh in on whether the court had a good reason for doing that.

All of that said, it's pretty obvious that this "retirement" was an artifice to circumvent an election. Whether legal or not, the people are being denied their right to vote on this successor, which seems to be a common theme the last few years with Republicans.

#5 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-19 11:27 AM | Reply

When is SCOTUS, voting from home, going to weigh in that GA has to have its election at the open polls?

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2020-05-19 11:37 AM | Reply

#6 It depends on whether federal constitutional claims were asserted in this case. My guess is they weren't.

#7 | Posted by JOE at 2020-05-19 11:46 AM | Reply

Re #3.. That's an insult to ---- - it doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as 'republican'.

#8 | Posted by HeeHaw at 2020-05-19 11:50 AM | Reply

GOP staying true to its game...
Corruption that is...

They want an Authoritarian State,
that is it. Where the rich rule over
everything, and everyone else works
until they die.

It's why I will never be GOP.
Evil, Evil Party...

Zero admirable goals...

#9 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-05-19 12:39 PM | Reply

Get prepared for Trump to try something similar.

Jared has already presented the idea.

#10 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-05-19 12:59 PM | Reply

I've heard that if you cheat openly, it doesn't feel as cheaty. The GOP has mastered this under the tutelage of their cheater in chief.

Most likely, Republicans are starting to grow concerned about the future for Trump and their party in general. So they're cashing their paychecks with a check-cashing service, so they get the benefit today, and they'll worry about the interest later.

#11 | Posted by cbob at 2020-05-19 01:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The GOP doesn't trust the voters to know what's best for them...or rather what's best for GOP donors, corporations, rich polluters, white evangelicals and any of the other 1% not already mentioned. This is absolute robbery, and hopefully will get the some moderate GOP voters to take a second look at what used to be their party and realize that they no longer represent them, and haven't represented them for decades!

#12 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-05-19 01:10 PM | Reply

So wait, GA is among the leaders in leading the charge to re-opening.

But won't allow voting?

Why not simply delay the vote.....

#13 | Posted by brass30 at 2020-05-19 01:20 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

So wait, GA is among the leaders in leading the charge to re-opening.
But won't allow voting?
Why not simply delay the vote.....


Because their candidate might lose.

This is how Republicans cheat and steal elections.

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-19 02:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Just to touch on how ------ up this is:

Supreme Court. Justice Keith Blackwell is resigning on November 18, 2020
Supreme Court. Justice Keith Blackwell's last day would have been December 1, 2020
The last day of the August Court term is November 18, 2020
There is no Court term between November 18, 2020 and December 1, 2020

Justification for leaving 12 days early? Returning to Private Practice

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2020-05-19 02:59 PM | Reply

Good Old Boys Club.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-05-19 03:01 PM | Reply

Kind of like McConnell "canceling" the election of Obama to avoid vetting Merrick Garland. Same principle.

#17 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-05-19 03:02 PM | Reply

The day McConnell dies, I have a certain bottle of Scotch I'm
gonna crack open. Bourbon for when Cheney goes...

Hate these Feckers... A waste of oxygen. World will be better
off without them. And so will the country.

#18 | Posted by earthmuse at 2020-05-19 03:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

How is the weather in Georgia?

#19 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-05-20 04:02 PM | Reply

How is the weather in Georgia?

#19 | Posted by sentinel

COVID with a chance of 19.

#20 | Posted by Zed at 2020-05-20 04:05 PM | Reply


Don't forget Kissinger is still "alive" too. I still want to make a pop-up coffee table book filled with their premature gravestones being pissed upon. Scotch sounds fine too.

#21 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2020-05-20 09:46 PM | Reply

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