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    Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    The Supreme Court's ruling Thursday striking down limits on corporate and union spending in elections is "un-American," Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said Thursday.

    Schumer, a top Senate Democrat who formerly ran their campaign committee, said he would hold hearings on the decision in the coming weeks.

    "I think it's an un-American decision," Schumer said at a press conference Thursday. "I think when the American people understand what this radical decision has meant they will be even more furious and concerned about special interest influence in politics than they are today."
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    Umm, what?

    He doesn't like the decision so he's threatening THE SURPREME COURT, an Equal part of government to not him but his entire BRANCH, with "hearings" simply because he disagrees with a decision they rendered concerning the constitution...which is, you know, they're job?

    This is ridiculous.
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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Schumer is such a ****ing shmuck, he is going down in November.
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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    So who will oversee these hearings?

    God?

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    job?

    This is ridiculous.
    No. This is tyranny.
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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Link here

    Umm, what?

    He doesn't like the decision so he's threatening THE SURPREME COURT, an Equal part of government to not him but his entire BRANCH, with "hearings" simply because he disagrees with a decision they rendered concerning the constitution...which is, you know, they're job?

    This is ridiculous.
    Umm, he is holding hearing on the impact of the decision. I don't see how that is threatening SCOTUS, and in fact he has zero real ways to threaten them.

    "As chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, which is the committee with jurisdiction over these issues, I'm announcing that we will hold hearings on the impact of this decision within the next of couple of weeks," Schumer said.
    Personally, I would like to see the hearing look into ways that can reform campaign finance laws that fits within the framework of what SCOTUS will allow. Whether that will be the thrust of the hearing, I have no idea, but will wait and see.
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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Link here

    Umm, what?

    He doesn't like the decision so he's threatening THE SURPREME COURT, an Equal part of government to not him but his entire BRANCH, with "hearings" simply because he disagrees with a decision they rendered concerning the constitution...which is, you know, they're job?

    This is ridiculous.
    He lives in DC, which while physically a part of the planet doesn't reside in the same plane of reality. Threatening the Supreme Court is beyond arrogant.
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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Link here

    Umm, what?

    He doesn't like the decision so he's threatening THE SURPREME COURT, an Equal part of government to not him but his entire BRANCH, with "hearings" simply because he disagrees with a decision they rendered concerning the constitution...which is, you know, they're job?

    This is ridiculous.
    Democrats have been very transparent with their desire to change the government in any way possible to secure absolute power over every aspect of our lives. First Obama's tampering with the census, then the MA Secretary of State promising to delay seating Brown (after they had changed the rules for Senate succession several times to suit their own needs), forcing healthcare through by any secretive means necessary, and now hearings on the supreme court are just the next in what promises to be a long line of abuses of power by the party of big government.
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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.), the sponsor of that 2002 law, has called for new legislation to address the court's ruling. Schumer said Thursday he'd hold hearings as chairman of the Senate Rules Committee.

    "As chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, which is the committee with jurisdiction over these issues, I'm announcing that we will hold hearings on the impact of this decision within the next of couple of weeks," Schumer said.
    From the link.

    How can people conclude that this is Schumer threatening the Supreme Court?

    If the Supreme Court strikes down a law passed by Congress, it's certainly Congress's right to come back and pass a new law that is within the guidelines expressed by the Supreme Court.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    This just goes to show what a real threat Liberals are to our country.
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    So there is absolutely no evidence this woman, whom you called a slut, did this but you are ready to take someone's word as evidence. Guess you don't think witch hunts have to end when it's going after the certain people.

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    Re: Schumer calls for hearings on 'un-American' court decision

    Quote Originally Posted by gopman View Post
    Democrats have been very transparent with their desire to change the government in any way possible to secure absolute power over every aspect of our lives. First Obama's tampering with the census, then the MA Secretary of State promising to delay seating Brown (after they had changed the rules for Senate succession several times to suit their own needs), forcing healthcare through by any secretive means necessary, and now hearings on the supreme court are just the next in what promises to be a long line of abuses of power by the party of big government.
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