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His appointment of an Illinois Catholic woman might draw blue collar Catholic women. While not necessarily anti-abortion, these women don't like seeing an all or mostly Protestant Male court.
If she is fanatically Catholic, i.e. a female Catholic Pence, then yes, they will be repelled unless they too are fanatics in which case Trump had them anyway.

American Catholics, even Irish Catholics, are not the same as Ireland's Catholics. And more often than not have intermarried with Italian and Polish Catholics who do not have the same anti-sex indoctrination. I remember my Polish-Italian buddy and I in High School would filch our condoms from his father's ample supply. And they were staunch Catholics, just didn't want a dozen kids. IIRC a poll said 80% of American Catholics practiced non-rhythm birth control.

by StillInTheWilderness on Fri Sep 25th, 2020 at 10:32:49 PM EST
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'An easy selection': Trump settled quickly on Barrett
Following Trump's announcement, the confirmation process will move to the Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a confirmation hearing the week of Oct. 12. A Supreme Court confirmation hearing typically lasts three to four days. Then, Senate Republicans are aiming to confirm the nominee before the election, although Democrats are doing everything they can to delay the process with procedural moves.
no more LBJ logs to roll over their "colleagues", eh
An ABC/Washington Post poll released Friday showed the majority of Americans believe the Senate should not confirm a new justice until after the election, when the winner of the presidential race is clear. Only 38 percent of Americans surveyed said the confirmation should happen before Nov. 3.
#FIFTHWAVE #WomensMarch #MeToo #TimesUp suicide note developing ...
by Cat on Sat Sep 26th, 2020 at 05:50:39 PM EST
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Meh! It's not even tradition, much less law.

62% of Americans probably believe space aliens caused COVID. Ninety percent are sheep parroting what they heard on the soi-disant "news".

by StillInTheWilderness on Sun Sep 27th, 2020 at 05:16:31 PM EST
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Amy Coney Barrett, a proven conservative with a compelling personal story
Barrett, the mother of seven children and a former law clerk to the late right-wing beacon Justice Antonin Scalia, Barrett, now 48, was a finalist for the Supreme Court spot that went to Brett Kavanaugh in 2018 [...]

Advocates on the far right have backed her possible nomination because of her writings on faith and the law. Religious conservatives were especially energized for Barrett when, during the 2017 confirmation hearing for her current judgeship, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California suggested to her that the "dogma lives loudly within you."

May become the judicial Margy Thatcher.

Trump is not triangulating, but going for the jugular as Republicans tend to do. That might be faintly attractive for presumably outraged female voters.

by das monde on Sun Sep 27th, 2020 at 10:11:48 AM EST
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According to the Marquette Law School poll couple of weeks ago, about half of Republican and Democrats though next Supreme Court appointment as important and only third of independents.

And this is with the high-pitched screaming on the issues in MSM. If the media was more reflecting on the interests of the population and not creating issues, I'd guess even bigger majority of USians would reply "who cares"...

It's almost like the general population instinctively knows that the kind of retroactive constitutionality checks used in common law countries are slow, cumbersome and leave much leeway for legislators and courts to misbehave. Or that the SCOTUS hasn't been that good in upholding the constitution in the last decades, anyway.

by pelgus on Sun Sep 27th, 2020 at 10:50:48 AM EST
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I agree that far too many citizens in nominally 'democratic' countries take their form of government for granted. In the USA we are having a bit of a wake-up call. A significant portion of the electorate is becoming increasingly alarmed that what they thought "couldn't happen here" is well on the way to actually happening. If even a few percent of eligible voters who would likely not have voted in this election are indeed alarmed and turn out to vote to preserve at least the form of our government that will change the outcome.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 29th, 2020 at 12:24:14 AM EST
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It will be fascinating to see what happens when those "presumably outraged female voters" find out that not only is abortion illegal in their red states, but so is contraception.
by asdf on Sun Sep 27th, 2020 at 05:13:45 PM EST
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by Cat on Mon Sep 28th, 2020 at 02:56:34 PM EST
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And they can no longer own real property in their own name

And they can no longer have their own bank accounts.

And they can no longer have a credit card in their own name.

And they have no legal right to assume contractual obligations, e.g., get a bank loan.

etc. etc. etc.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Oct 2nd, 2020 at 03:26:27 PM EST
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That can be taken as anti-Catholic and might draw even more Catholics to support her. Like Hillary's "deplorables" clinging to "guns and religion".
by StillInTheWilderness on Sun Sep 27th, 2020 at 05:19:28 PM EST
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Outraged women run for office

"[M]any GOP women felt that those women in those movements do not speak for them," said Deckman, citing both the Women's March and the #MeToo movement as events that may have sparked more GOP women to run, telling me that some Republicans may be running to "put out a counternarrative of what women's interests actually entail."

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Mon Sep 28th, 2020 at 10:41:56 AM EST
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The Republican women I see running in here in Illinois are anti-abortion, anti-tax, and anti-mask.
by StillInTheWilderness on Tue Sep 29th, 2020 at 03:25:15 AM EST
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