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Joe Biden Would Nominate Barack Obama to the Supreme Court

Obama hasn’t even endorsed his former Vice President.

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Joe Biden pledged to nominate former President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court during a campaign event in Iowa over the weekend.

Biden was asked if he would nominate Obama, to which he responded, “if he’d take it, yes.

The leading Democratic Presidential candidate went on to endorse a wholly revisionist interpretation of the constitution, stating that he would nominate judges who viewed it as a “living document.” He also said that he wanted the half of the judges serving on the Supreme Court to be women.

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Only one former President has ever served on the Supreme Court. William Howard Taft served one term as President from 1909 to 1913, and was later nominated to the Supreme Court in 1921, serving until his death in 1930.

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Nominating Obama would violate a general norm of American government, seeing as Taft is the only exception to an unwritten rule separating the executive and judicial branches.

As a Supreme Court Justice, Obama would almost certainly be a radical progressive, voting to further mandate abortion rights and to uphold strict gun restrictions. Obama would most likely also seek to impose judicial amnesties akin to his own 2014 attempt to shield millions of illegal immigrants from immigration law.

Biden’s generous offer to the former President may come as a bit surprising to some, considering that Obama has thus far declined to endorse his former Vice President’s campaign. Some have wondered if the non-endorsement represents a slight to Biden, with Obama preferring a more “diverse” candidate to old, white Biden.

It’s unclear if Biden will stick by his pledge to nominate Obama if the former President remains coolly detached from his presidential campaign.

 

 

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DECISIVE VICTORY: Arizona Judge Rules State Senate Can Review 2.1 Million Ballots & Voting Software in Maricopa County

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Friday morning, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge gave the Trump Campaign and overall MAGA movement another small yet decisive victory in their ongoing legal battle in the 2020 Presidential Election. According to an article by the Associated Press, Judge Timothy Thomason ruled that the Arizona Senate can get access to 2.1 million voter ballots and voting machines from Maricopa County, Arizona’s most popular county which flipped Arizona from Trump to Biden. Big League Politics has previously reported on Maricopa County’s Board of Supervisors and their state of perpetual non-compliance with legally issued subpoenas by the Arizona Senate. It appears that today, Judge Thomason has officially ordered that non-compliance to end, and Maricopa County must allow the Senate to proceed with their investigation.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has previously argued that ballots should remain secret and not open to investigation. They see the subpoenas issued by the Senate as illegitimate and that they have no right to access the county’s voting hardware. In turn, the Senate and their legal team have argued that the constitution clearly gives the Legislature the responsibility to enforce the law and to maintain election integrity. It is the Senate’s role to ensure that Arizona elections are free, fair, and pure.

Judge Thomason seemingly agrees with the Senate on all fronts and has called the subpoenas “legal and enforceable”. In his ruling, the Judge also stated:

“There is no question that the Senators have the power to issue legislative subpoenas. The Subpoenas comply with the statutory requirements for legislative subpoenas. The Senate also has broad constitutional power to oversee elections. The Arizona legislature clearly has the power to investigate and examine election reform matters. Accordingly, the Senators have the power to subpoena material as part of an inquiry into election reform measures. As such, the Subpoenas have a proper legislative purpose. The Subpoenas also do not violate separation of powers principles. Production of the subpoenaed materials would not violate confidentiality laws.”

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The rest of Judge’s Thomason’s ruling can be found here.

“We are thrilled and grateful that the judge was able to see the big picture in this whole issue,” said Arizona State Senate President Karen Fann. “That this has never been about overturning an election. This has always been 100% about voter integrity and finding the answers to all of our voters’ questions about the safety and security and validity of the Arizona electoral system.”

Maricopa County has been accused of committing mass voter fraud, discriminating against Trump voters and using hardware to manipulate votes for Joe Biden. Big League Politics has previously reported that former Maricopa County Treasurer Royce Flora had resigned from his office in disgust with the complacency Maricopa County played in the election fraud. Flora said that he plans to continue to push recall efforts against the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors for what he sees as crimes against the people of Maricopa County.


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