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Sep 7, 2018

Legally Insane

Supreme Court Rejects - Episode 47

With the Supreme Court Justice nomination currently in our news feeds. Matt and Tony share some insight on previous Supreme Court contenders who were rejected. In this episode you’ll hear learn about the history of Supreme Court Nominations and how Political Loyalty reigns supreme.

Highlights:

  • [07:40] – Bork tells the truth.
  • [10:35] – Bork was part of the Saturday Night Massacre.
  • [15:23] – Alex Walcot was defeated 24-9.
  • [17:06] – Ebenezer Hoag insisted on rewarding merit instead of political  loyalty.
  • [20:24] – Senatorial Courtesy.
  • [26:45] – Abe Fortas takes a bribe.
  • [37:35] – About 1/3rd of US Presidents have nominated judges. Of those, six nominations got through as lame ducks.

The Takeaway – Don’t get Borked.

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