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"We have to pick a great one"

Posted By: UtahFan from Germany
Date: Thursday, June 28, 2018 at 08:50 am

"We have to pick a great one. We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years. We need intellect. We need so many things," Trump said during a campaign rally in Fargo, North Dakota.

The longest tenure of any judge in the history of the Supreme Court was 36 years and 209 days, and apart from that one no other judge served more than 35 years. On average, the time in office is around 16 years.

Assuming good health and an age of retirement around 80 years (see Anthony Kennedy), 40-45 years of service would mean an age of 35-40 at time of appointment.

In other word, the flushing sound you just heard is experience going down the drain as prerequisite for the office.

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o NEW: "We have to pick a great one"
UtahFan from Germany - -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 08:50 am [ID# 1914515] [reply]
Newbomb Turk icon NEW: Trump is right about one thing- "we need so many things". Unfortunately, his appointments (across the board) aren't getting us any of those things. (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 09:17 am [ID# 1914517] [reply]
Red Don icon NEW: Out of the 87 judicial nominees, 92 % are white. (short)
Red Don - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 11:13 am [ID# 1914530] [reply]
Newbomb Turk icon NEW: It's not just the judicial nominees. I am including the cabinet and staff appointees. (nm)
Newbomb Turk - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 05:44 pm [ID# 1914584] [reply]
Rocker Ute icon NEW: You are assuming that Trump has thought through the math. Even if you are a supporter of Trump you have to admit he isn't the type of guy to get into that type of detail.
Rocker Ute - -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 09:26 am [ID# 1914519] [reply]
SubstiUTE icon NEW: He will appoint who ever Stephen Miller tells him to. Likely a closeted white supremacist. (nm)
SubstiUTE - Top 25 Poster -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 09:35 am [ID# 1914520] [reply]
o NEW: Brett Kavanaugh is rumored to be the front runner (nm)
FlyfishingUte - -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 09:39 am [ID# 1914521] [reply]
midnightversion icon NEW: What is a supremist? (nm)
midnightversion - -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 09:40 am [ID# 1914522] [reply]
480ute icon NEW: A Diana Ross fanboy. (short)
480ute - -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 11:08 am [ID# 1914528] [reply]
midnightversion icon NEW: That makes sense. (nm)
midnightversion - -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 11:33 am [ID# 1914539] [reply]
96GradAlum icon NEW: Stephen Miller ... or Sean Hannity ... good lord what a mess we're in. (nm)
96GradAlum - -- Thursday 28 June 2018, at 09:40 am [ID# 1914523] [reply]
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