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Thursday, April 22, 2021

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett's reported $2 million book deal is drawing criticism from legal experts who say its size and timing create bad optics for a court that is already in the political crosshairs.

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#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-04-22 09:58 AM | Reply

It's already #1 on the FOX bestseller list.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-22 04:46 PM | Reply

Are people under the pretense that the Supreme Court is an independent judiciary when McConnell just seated 3 judges, each strikingly more conservative than the last.

Coney only having been an active judge for a few years prior to being appointed the the SCOTUS.

#3 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-04-22 04:56 PM | Reply

The Constitution does not specify qualifications for Justices such as age, education, profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice does not have to be a lawyer or a law school graduate, but all Justices have been trained in the law.

Interesting tidbit.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-22 05:53 PM | Reply

#4 Redial.
May I suggest Chelsea Clinton as a Biden SC nominee.

#5 | Posted by Docman at 2021-04-23 07:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Constitution does not specify qualifications for Justices such as age, education, profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice does not have to be a lawyer or a law school graduate, but all Justices have been trained in the law.

Interesting tidbit.

#4 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-04-22 05:53 PM | Reply | Flag

So Alex Jones is eligible.

#6 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-23 09:30 AM | Reply

Are people under the pretense that the Supreme Court is an independent judiciary

My more rabid wing ding friends have made it clear that Amy Covid Barret is nothing more than a right wing activist judge sent there to further the wing ding objective of cementing christian sharia law into place.

She may disappoint them with her rulings, but their expectations is overturning female reproductive rights, equality rights and anti-discrimination laws. To them her sole purpose is to rubber stamp "christian" right wing legislated hate.

#7 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-23 09:37 AM | Reply

Between this and Justice Boof's mysterious debt paydown it gives the impression that these justices are for sale.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-23 09:38 AM | Reply

May I suggest Chelsea Clinton as a Biden SC nominee.

#5 | Posted by Docman at 2021-04-23 07:29 AM | Reply | Flag:

Along with the Sasha and Malia Obama to really explode right wing heads.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-04-23 09:39 AM | Reply

Just like a MAGAt to cash in like her cult leader.

#10 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2021-04-23 02:08 PM | Reply

"May I suggest Chelsea Clinton as a Biden SC nominee."
~Docman

"Along with the Sasha and Malia Obama to really explode right wing heads."
~Nixon

The concussive sounds alone would be deafening.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-24 01:29 AM | Reply

"The concussive sounds alone would be deafening."

But would your irony meter explode?

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-04-24 01:42 AM | Reply

"But would your irony meter explode?"

Hmm...good question. I'm all out. Boaz blew up my last one when he told me not to be stupid.

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2021-04-24 01:59 AM | Reply

1.2 million for justice Sotomayor: All good!

2 million for her: tsk tsk. That will interfere with her duties at a justice.

What? This makes no sense.

#14 | Posted by ABH at 2021-04-24 10:14 AM | Reply

What? This makes no sense.

It makes all the sense in the world -

This book would emerge unusually soon for a justice who joined the court only six months ago and has just two majority opinions to her name.
- what exactly does she have to write about regarding her Court experience after only ascending to the SCOTUS six months ago?

I know that the book is supposed to be about more than just that, but the entire enterprise right now reeks of poor optics. Later in the future it wouldn't look quite so unseemly.

#15 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-04-24 10:36 AM | Reply

So the difference of 3.5 years and 6 months really means THAT much? I just don't get it. Distractions.... the argument being made... is just as present after 6 months as it is after 3 years. It's nonsense.

#16 | Posted by ABH at 2021-04-24 11:21 AM | Reply

So the difference of 3.5 years and 6 months really means THAT much? I just don't get it.

What an idiotic thing to say. ACB doesn't yet have any experience as a SC judge, so what exactly is she going to write about? The only reason that she's being offered this generous deal is because she's a SC judge, full stop. No one offered her such a deal before, did they?

SC judges have to set up and delineate duties and responsibilities within their own staffs and offices as well as coordinating and fitting in with the other justices. Would you say 6 months makes ACB an expert on such matters, or that's she's gleaned life defining wisdom and knowledge already? Is 6 months adequate in adjusting to the demands of being a SC judge without taking additional time in order to produce a book?

Unless there is a law to stop ACB from writing her book (there isn't) then she's free to do as she wishes. The point being debated is as to whether she should do so this early in her SC career, not that she shouldn't do so at all.

#17 | Posted by tonyroma at 2021-04-24 11:42 AM | Reply

If she can't multi task.... assembling her staff even though she's been doing it for 6 months already, and write her book in the office hours and on the weekends, she is an idiot. Since she isn't an idiot, I am sure there won't be any issues. Just like there wasn't when the lady justices wrote books.

#18 | Posted by ABH at 2021-04-24 03:33 PM | Reply

Last justices. Dammit.

#19 | Posted by ABH at 2021-04-24 03:34 PM | Reply

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