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18 minutes ago, Herbert Hoover said:

With something like this, it could absolutely be done on a week to week basis. After all, I'm sure that myself, Reagan, and you would love to add a lot of flavor to our posts with it. I wouldn't mind it being a case a week at all. 

I like @Zenobiyl's idea that those who aren't on the court can argue cases before the court. Maybe what we could do is that a non-court member proposes a certain case to the court and yourself as ChJ chooses whether or not we take it just for simplicity. We could also use the Rule of 4, but that would likely be a bit time consuming.Then, two posters can argue each side of the case throughout the week or whatever the time limit is and then justices cast votes and write opinions at the end. 

I'm not sure of how effective it might be, but it would be fun if it worked in practice. Of course, the first thing that would have to happen is that everyone on the court actually agree to be on the court lol.

I love that idea! The people arguing the issue could rotate, so anyone who is interested has a chance to actively take part in this.

I also think one case a week would work best. There is absolutely no rush, since I think we all have many things to do.

If you have an idea about the lower courts let me know. I think all districts might be difficult to do, since we would need to wait for all people to respond.

 

@Patine likely opts out 

@vcczar is on, until work becomes to overwhelming, right? 

@Actinguy can we count on you at the bench?

Admin is out

@Reagan04 you are in, right?

@Herbert Hoover you are in obviously

@ThePotatoWalrus I think you said you are interested

I am in

@jvikings1 is out, since he wasn't logged in since July

 

That means we need to know if

@TheMiddlePolitical

@Hestia11

@MBDemSoc are interested?

 

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Here is what I would say about the composition of the court...  1. Chief Justice @Conservative Elector 2: Solidly a member of the conservative bloc on the court, and a rigid textualist. Most econ

A Supreme Court vacancy has opened up! Justice Admin is retiring! 😉 President publishes short list, including Middle, Hestia and MBDemSoc!

It's far more interesting and dynamic than U.S. politics.

1 minute ago, The Blood said:

In case one of the three people you pinged to check interest in don't respond/aren't willing, I would be interested in one of the 8 non-vacant spots. @Conservative Elector 2

Ok, great! Thanks!

 

General notice: if anyone prefers arguing cases more than deciding them, you are free to create a vacancy on the court of course.

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18 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

you are in, right?

It wouldn't be the first model Supreme Court I've written decisions for and I doubt it will be the last!

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20 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I love that idea! The people arguing the issue could rotate, so anyone who is interested has a chance to actively take part in this.

I also think one case a week would work best. There is absolutely no rush, since I think we all have many things to do.

If you have an idea about the lower courts let me know. I think all districts might be difficult to do, since we would need to wait for all people to respond.

 

@Patine likely opts out 

@vcczar is on, until work becomes to overwhelming, right? 

@Actinguy can we count on you at the bench?

Admin is out

@Reagan04 you are in, right?

@Herbert Hoover you are in obviously

@ThePotatoWalrus I think you said you are interested

I am in

@jvikings1 is out, since he wasn't logged in since July

 

That means we need to know if

@TheMiddlePolitical

@Hestia11

@MBDemSoc are interested?

 

Yep, I’m in.

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37 minutes ago, Conservative Elector 2 said:

I love that idea! The people arguing the issue could rotate, so anyone who is interested has a chance to actively take part in this.

I also think one case a week would work best. There is absolutely no rush, since I think we all have many things to do.

If you have an idea about the lower courts let me know. I think all districts might be difficult to do, since we would need to wait for all people to respond.

 

@Patine likely opts out 

@vcczar is on, until work becomes to overwhelming, right? 

@Actinguy can we count on you at the bench?

Admin is out

@Reagan04 you are in, right?

@Herbert Hoover you are in obviously

@ThePotatoWalrus I think you said you are interested

I am in

@jvikings1 is out, since he wasn't logged in since July

 

That means we need to know if

@TheMiddlePolitical

@Hestia11

@MBDemSoc are interested?

 

I can vote on cases, but I'm not going to have time to make many oral arguments or anything. I'll basically have to be the liberal version of Clarence Thomas and never speak. 

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I'd recommend that for the sake of having a split ideology of the court, that we have @SilentLiberty or @Kingthero on the court as well. As of now, Conservative Elector, and Reagan are reliably conservative, Hestia, Vcczar, and Actinguy are reliably liberal, and myself and Potato are likely to be swing votes, though I believe Potato is a bit more conservative. 

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2 minutes ago, Herbert Hoover said:

I'd recommend that for the sake of having a split ideology of the court, that we have @SilentLiberty or @Kingthero on the court as well. As of now, Conservative Elector, and Reagan are reliably conservative, Hestia, Vcczar, and Actinguy are reliably liberal, and myself and Potato are likely to be swing votes, though I believe Potato is a bit more conservative. 

I could be swing as well, depending on the cases.  As recently as 2016, I had multiple Republican candidates on my Presidential shortlist -- and of course I am our resident George W Bush fan boy.

I didn't become consistently liberal until Trump came along.

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39 minutes ago, Zenobiyl said:

I’m left leaning on economic issues, but right leaning on social issues. I don’t know if that makes me a centrist since the two balance each other.

It makes you an African or Melanesian Socialist. :P

The broad school of socio-political and economic thought pioneered by Julius Nyerere, the first President of an independent Tanzania. 

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46 minutes ago, Patine said:

It makes you an African or Melanesian Socialist. :P

The broad school of socio-political and economic thought pioneered by Julius Nyerere, the first President of an independent Tanzania. 

It also makes him a New Deal Southern Democrat if he also favors segregation. 

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59 minutes ago, Patine said:

It makes you an African or Melanesian Socialist. :P

The broad school of socio-political and economic thought pioneered by Julius Nyerere, the first President of an independent Tanzania. 

 

12 minutes ago, vcczar said:

It also makes him a New Deal Southern Democrat if he also favors segregation. 

Clearly neither of you are familiar with the ideology called “distributism”

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11 minutes ago, vcczar said:

It also makes him a New Deal Southern Democrat if he also favors segregation. 

Or a member of the Hungarian or Austrian Green Parties or the Ecological Democratic Party in Germany, if his left-leaning economics supports environmental issues.

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1 hour ago, Herbert Hoover said:

I'd recommend that for the sake of having a split ideology of the court, that we have @SilentLiberty or @Kingthero on the court as well. As of now, Conservative Elector, and Reagan are reliably conservative, Hestia, Vcczar, and Actinguy are reliably liberal, and myself and Potato are likely to be swing votes, though I believe Potato is a bit more conservative. 

I'm okay with whatever works best for the whole group either way.

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Justice VCCzar hints to his colleagues that he might resign the next time there is a Democratic president. But at age 120 years old, he thinks he can keep going for now.

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I am out, focusing on scenario creation.

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1 hour ago, MBDemSoc said:

I am out, focusing on scenario creation.

I'm much the same. Scenario creation is what I should have been focusing all along, instead of trying to bring perspective, proportion, and sane point-of-view to the coming trainwreck - either way - that will be the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, which itself is a major symptom of the lack of learning from it's own MANY errors and not allowing the desperately NEEEDED reforms to it's political system. I have nothing left to say on the matter.

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Ok the people who are interested are:

me @Conservative Elector 2 (SC)

@SilentLiberty

@Mark_W

 

@Hestia11

@Actinguy

@Reagan04

 

@The Blood

@vcczar

@Cenzonico

 

@Herbert Hoover

@WVProgressive

@buenoboss

@ALiteralNeoliberal

@ThePotatoWalrus

 

My questions are: We are 14 people. Who wants to argue cases instead of deciding them? Any volunteers? We need at least two attorneys. One for each side the remaining three people could be the Court of Appeals. If anyone would like to be on the lower court, let us know. The CoA Chief Justice at least should have a good understanding of the cases, because he presents us the small introduction of the case (see below).

My plan is as follows:

 

9 SC justices

2 attorneys

3 Court of Appeals justices

 

The Court of Appeals gets a case (preferably we start with the Jay Court and go through history). The CoA Chief Justices decides the docket (which cases are relevant enough). The lower court justices decide if they send the case to the Supreme Court and the CoA Chief Justice presents us a small introduction into the case, if the case is forwarded. The two attorneys can gather arguments for both sides (two or three are enough, if you haven't much time, we understand that). After that the SC decides the case. One line opinions are enough; if you want to write more you are free to do so of course.

Feedback welcome! Thanks!

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I'm happy to just follow.

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