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    Question CHIEF JUSTICE Roberts has a seizure


    Chief Justice bruised in fall; 'no cause for concern'

    I was wondering with all due respect to the mans health, why is a man who has a history of brain seizures sitting on our highest court?

    Ultimately a 4-4 split nullifies the supreme courts power- YIKES!

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    Considering the average age of those people I would not expect them to be the bastion of health.
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    Yeah, Remember the guy who he replaced?

    REHNQUIST'S HABIT

    I hope Roberts is not another doper in robes!
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    Its better than Senator Byrd. How anyone could still vote for him is beyond me.
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    I wish Roberts the best. I dont always like his views, but the man is undoubtedly brilliant and capable as a Chief Justice.

    And I've said it before, doesnt anyone see the Sith-Lord Palpatine resemblance in Sen Byrd? Scary stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by anabolicrhino View Post
    Chief Justice bruised in fall; 'no cause for concern'

    I was wondering with all due respect to the mans health, why is a man who has a history of brain seizures sitting on our highest court?

    Ultimately a 4-4 split nullifies the supreme courts power- YIKES!
    There's no law limiting the seats to 9. There's just institutional inertia. A president with enough balls and a compliant congress could get more people on the court or not fill vacated positions and let it shrink. My guess though is we're stuck with the 9 seats for quite some time. Seeing as how they only meet for such a limited time, any health problems are a minor nuisance I think.
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    It is ironic how the youngest guy there...and the one who seems to be well tolerated by both sides of the isle..has a seizure.
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    God likes to play games.. although I don't believe in god. Sounded good anyways....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDB View Post
    There's no law limiting the seats to 9.
    Ummmmm yes there is. The Judicial Circuits Act of 1869 set 9 seats as the law.

    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage...6.db&recNum=79

    This law can be changed by Congress but it's been that way for 138 years.

    And BTW, my first thought when I heard about Roberts was "good, I hope he lingers in a comma until February 2009."
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright View Post
    Ummmmm yes there is. The Judicial Circuits Act of 1869 set 9 seats as the law.

    http://memory.loc.gov/cgi-bin/ampage...6.db&recNum=79

    This law can be changed by Congress but it's been that way for 138 years.

    And BTW, my first thought when I heard about Roberts was "good, I hope he lingers in a comma until February 2009."
    Great. Now I get to bean my old law prof for misinforming me.

    Or maybe he simply meant congress can change the number of associates. Either way I stand corrected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDB View Post
    Great. Now I get to bean my old law prof for misinforming me.

    Or maybe he simply meant congress can change the number of associates. Either way I stand corrected.
    He probably meant that there wasn't a constitutional mandate. That makes sense in the context of your statement. It's just a federal statute...they could change it anytime they want (as opposed to the tortuous process of amending the Constitution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yeahright View Post
    He probably meant that there wasn't a constitutional mandate.
    Thinking back this is what I think he was saying.
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    byrd for cheif justice !!!!
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