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Colbert and Ruth Bader Ginsburg
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    Posted on 03:50:17 - 23/03/18 (6 years ago)
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    CatHead [1581564]

    I still dont understand who the old lady is but she seems friendly enough.

    Colberts funny as ever.

    JustJanet [911066]

    She is is a Justice of the Supreme Court of the US.

    CatHead [1581564]

    Yeah, no idea what that means. Not fussed.

    JustJanet [911066]

    So I know you said you weren't fussed.. but I'm a teacher...

    The US has three branches of Government; The Executive Branch (President ~ his staff/ Pres. has veto privileges and is able to propose policy/executive orders can also define policy), The Legislative Branch (Senate/ representatives/ law makers, where the laws are formed and approved. Also vetoes can be overridden if enough votes are there), and the Judicial Branch (the justices of the various courts. they interpret the laws) The Supreme Court is the final or the highest court one can appeal to. There are 9 justices that make up the Supreme Court. Ginsburg is one of those 9.

    It's a life time appointment and right now it is fairly even between the two main political parties. Prior to Scalia's death there were 4 conservative/ 4 liberal and 1 middle of the road guy who probably leaned a bit more to the conservative side.) However, some of them are getting old, and if they die while Trump is in office there is a chance that the balance will be lost. Scalia was a conservative so his replacement means that the balance will probably stay the same for now.

    Here in Torn we do not have a Supreme Court. We have aStaff and a Supreme Ched. I hear it is possible to make appeals to The Supreme Ched and sometimes the Supreme Ched will reverse lower staff decisions or at least lessen a punishment or give a pardon. I still think it is better to just not do the crime if you can't do the time.
    Oh, thanks. You explained that pretty painlessly. It is interesting how the highest echelons of politics in democratic countries are so contrary to democracy. We have the House of Lords back home. Pretty similar in notion.

    I think your model of Torn is too simple though. Committee, staff, admin, Ched himself almighty.
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    Posted on 12:33:59 - 24/03/18 (6 years ago)
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    Moving this to TV and Movies

     

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