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  •  Even with the three justices getting bounced (4+ / 0-)
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    luckylizard, irishwitch, Ahianne, Avilyn

    last year?  That's the only thing that makes me nervous about this case.

    The NRA's response to calls for responsible gun law reform: noun, verb, Second Amendment

    by Christian Dem in NC on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 03:32:21 PM PST

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    •  If I'm not mistaken, (4+ / 0-)
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      bythesea, irishwitch, Ahianne, Avilyn

      the ones who got bounced were the replacements for the ones who got bounced after the court found in favor of marriage equality.  IOW, the balance shouldn't have shifted that much - I hope....

      -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

      by luckylizard on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 03:46:45 PM PST

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    •  All the appointments are picked from a list (3+ / 0-)
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      whose members are selected by a non-partisan judicial commission, thus limiting the governor's ability to skew the court.   The people on that list are never bigoted morons.   From what I hear all the people on the court right now are very highly regarded.

      In the 2012 election all four justices up for retention were kept.   Only one was involved in Varnum v Brien, the other three were the appointments to replace the three who lost the retention vote in 2010 after Varnum v Brien.    Those three replacements seem to be pretty gay friendly given how they've voted so far.

      Iowa has a pretty good system in that regard, much better than what we have in Wisconsin.

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