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    21 Sep '18 13:33
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland

    Just a little trivia question. Who was the last SCOTUS nominee appointed by a democrat President to be rejected?

    It was Grover Cleveland in the 1800's.

    Very telling.
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    21 Sep '18 13:48
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland

    Just a little trivia question. Who was the last SCOTUS nominee appointed by a democrat President to be rejected?

    It was Grover Cleveland in the 1800's.

    Very telling.
    Why is it telling ?
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    21 Sep '18 14:12
    who was the last president under investigation for several crimes who nominated a judge that said the president shouldn't be investigated for crimes and was accused of sexual assault?
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    21 Sep '18 15:11
    Originally posted by @mghrn55
    Why is it telling ?
    Since the days of FDR and his court packing scheme, the DNC has been trying to take over government through the court system.
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    21 Sep '18 15:19
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland

    Just a little trivia question. Who was the last SCOTUS nominee appointed by a democrat President to be rejected?

    It was Grover Cleveland in the 1800's.

    Very telling.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrick_Garland_Supreme_Court_nomination
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    21 Sep '18 15:29
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrick_Garland_Supreme_Court_nomination
    FTW.
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    21 Sep '18 15:36
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrick_Garland_Supreme_Court_nomination
    I guess this comes to closest, but there was never a vote.

    I reckon that is why Wiki did not list it.
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    21 Sep '18 15:52
    Originally posted by @zahlanzi
    who was the last president under investigation for several crimes who nominated a judge that said the president shouldn't be investigated for crimes and was accused of sexual assault?
    To help keep me from thinking you are lying, exactly what crime(s) is Trump being investigated for?
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    21 Sep '18 16:09
    Originally posted by @athousandyoung
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merrick_Garland_Supreme_Court_nomination
    what has garland to do with being rejected? are you desperate?
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    21 Sep '18 18:38
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    what has garland to do with being rejected? are you desperate?
    Running a bit behind are we?

    “But even before Obama had named Garland, and in fact only hours after Scalia's death was announced, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared any appointment by the sitting president to be null and void. He said the next Supreme Court justice should be chosen by the next president — to be elected later that year.”

    https://www.npr.org/2018/06/29/624467256/what-happened-with-merrick-garland-in-2016-and-why-it-matters-now
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    21 Sep '18 18:53
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    To help keep me from thinking you are lying, exactly what crime(s) is Trump being investigated for?
    It is reasonable to conclude that the following is being investigated:

    “The question can no longer be whether the President and those closest to him broke the law. That is settled. Three of the people closest to Trump as he ran for and won the Presidency have now pleaded guilty or have been convicted of significant federal crimes: Michael Cohen, Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn. The question now becomes far narrower and, for Trump, more troubling: What is the political impact of a President’s criminal liability being established in a federal court? How will Congress respond? And if Congress does not act, how will voters respond in the midterm elections?”

    https://www.newyorker.com/news-desk/swamp-chronicles/the-president-has-been-implicated-in-a-criminal-conspiracy

    “Being investigated” does not imply being charged or found guilty.
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    21 Sep '18 19:13
    Originally posted by @js357
    Running a bit behind are we?

    “But even before Obama had named Garland, and in fact only hours after Scalia's death was announced, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared any appointment by the sitting president to be null and void. He said the next Supreme Court justice should be chosen by the next president — to be elected later that year.”

    htt ...[text shortened]... w.npr.org/2018/06/29/624467256/what-happened-with-merrick-garland-in-2016-and-why-it-matters-now
    as in all previous cases, the outgoing pres does not appoint a scotus member when close to the end of their term. previous precedent dictates that.
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    21 Sep '18 19:14
    Originally posted by @js357
    It is reasonable to conclude that the following is being investigated:

    “The question can no longer be whether the President and those closest to him broke the law. That is settled. Three of the people closest to Trump as he ran for and won the Presidency have now pleaded guilty or have been convicted of significant federal crimes: Michael Cohen, Paul Manaf ...[text shortened]... d-in-a-criminal-conspiracy

    “Being investigated” does not imply being charged or found guilty.
    it is telling that you cant answer my question.
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    21 Sep '18 19:20
    Originally posted by @whodey
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grover_Cleveland

    Just a little trivia question. Who was the last SCOTUS nominee appointed by a democrat President to be rejected?

    It was Grover Cleveland in the 1800's.

    Very telling.
    Yes, real presidents nominate real, competent, respectable judges who aren't toadies for the guy who just gave them a job for life.

    tl;dr: They weren't rejected because they didn't have to be.
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    21 Sep '18 19:21
    Originally posted by @whodey
    I guess this comes to closest, but there was never a vote.

    I reckon that is why Wiki did not list it.
    Yes, thanks for nothing, Mitch.
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