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Would ya if ya could?

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by Handicapped Racer, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Handicapped Racer

    Handicapped Racer Well-Known Member

    If given the opportunity would you sit on an oral argument to the Supreme Court Of The United States?. There are a few coming up and I think i'd like to look back one day and be able to say I was there when this case was heard.
  2. ryoung57

    ryoung57 Off his meds

    I would think it would be incredibly frustrating. The more I watch court, congressional proceedings, etc, the more I realize how little thought goes into some of these decisions. In court they usually have their minds made up long before oral arguments are made, mostly based on precedent and/or lower court proceedings. In congress, it's all party politics and "what's in it for me". It's maddening.
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  3. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    Might be interesting. Not sure I would want to go more than about 4 hours though.
  4. Handicapped Racer

    Handicapped Racer Well-Known Member

    I get your point, I have watched a lot of congressional hearings in the past few years and they seem to be looking for point to make them more visible instead of just getting to the facts, no matter what they are. I listened to the News and they were sure Scotus would rule for The government with the Census question but they didn't.

    I for once would like to try and hear the arguments for myself, make my own decision V being told what the important points of the case were.
    Does that make sense?
  5. Handicapped Racer

    Handicapped Racer Well-Known Member

    Yeah from what I read they're only two options. The entire thing or 3 mins
  6. Handicapped Racer

    Handicapped Racer Well-Known Member

    I want to hear 1 one of these 3
    Non-unanimous juries
    Ny Gun Case (Mainly this one)
    Lgbt Aimee Stephens
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    SPL170db Trackday winner

  8. aaronson

    aaronson Well-Known Member

    Just to see Clarence Thomas in person would be enough for me ,huge respect for the man .
  9. Potts N Pans

    Potts N Pans Well-Known Member

    What if RBG expired during your visit? :eek:
  10. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    How many times must I tell you that you cannot kill the undead.
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  11. R Acree

    R Acree Banned

  12. Handicapped Racer

    Handicapped Racer Well-Known Member

    Welp it is what it is
  13. Handicapped Racer

    Handicapped Racer Well-Known Member

    Thanks for that image, been binging on the walking dead series
  14. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    No interest, especially since it doesn't seem to do anything. The clerks all write up the opinions based on case law and the judges opinion of the law not on the actual case itself.
  15. Fonda Dix

    Fonda Dix Well-Known Member

    Yeah, witnessing fat cats wallowing the in the largess created by others doesn't sound that fun to me.
  16. TXFZ1

    TXFZ1 Well-Known Member

    I would do it just for the experience. You can listen to the audio, get the transcripts online, and read the opinions. It would be more of just seeing the pomp. I did the tour setup by the state rep and enjoyed it very much. There are two lines, on is a moving line as you only get to see about a minute of the argument, the other is more difficult to get to watch the entire show. When I did my tour it was arguments for the gerrymandering case and the moving line was around the building when the argument was completed.

    It would be priceless to attend and hear C. Thomas ask the first question after a ten year period of reticence.
  17. Woofentino Pugr

    Woofentino Pugr Well-Known Member

    What if you went to the bathroom and seen RBG and Bernie going at it hot and heavy?:confused:
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  18. BHP41

    BHP41 Calling out B.A.N. everyday

    I get that. Being able to hear how the arguments are presented on what you know are land mark cases would be interesting.
    I can also see it being frustrating and “get to GD point” might cross my mind a few times.
  19. Handicapped Racer

    Handicapped Racer Well-Known Member

    I remember a push to get camera's in there, but I also remember them saying this year one could listen in real time.
  20. stk0308

    stk0308 Well-Known Member

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