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Obama Signs Executive Order: Appoints Rashad Hussain As New Supreme Court Justice

Obama signs executive order for Supreme Court Justice
Written by Darius Rubics
Obama signs executive order for Supreme Court Justice

President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order today for a new Supreme Court Justice to replace Antonin Scalia. (AP Photo/Dennis System, File) / AP

WASHINGTON — Just two days after the funeral for the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died last Sunday of a heart attack at the age of 79, President Obama signed Executive Order 14651, which appoints Rashad Hussain as the new Supreme Court Justice to replace Scalia.

“We cannot wait for a new President or the Senate Republicans to fill this vacancy left by Scalia, so I have taken it upon myself to do what needed to be done,” Obama told reporters at a press conference today. “Republican Senators believe that it is appropriate not to act on such an important matter, and as I have shown today, I do not agree with that.”

Hussain, of Muslim heritage, is an attorney who has served as US Special Envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the second largest intergovernmental body after the UN, and as US Special Envoy for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications. Hussain has also served in the White House Counsel’s Office and on the National Security Council as a political appointee of the Obama Administration.



Even though under the Constitution, it is the President’s job to nominate Supreme Court justices, Obama’s selection is already drawing sharp criticism from Republicans. Presidential hopeful Donald Trump told ABC News that he does not agree with the President’s decision.”

“Hussain is a Muslim and a sympathizer, just like Obama, and now he takes over the legacy the great Antonin Scalia left behind. The President should be ashamed of himself.”

“The American people should have had a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said. “Appointing a Muslim to replace Scalia is absolutely appalling.”

Sarah Bradley, a spokeswoman for Sock It Forward, a group that provides the homeless and those less fortunate with brand new socks told ABC News that she fully supports Obama’s decision.

“We needed someone in there to fill that spot as quickly as possible,” Bradley said. “Regardless if you agree with Obama’s appointed choice of Hussain, Scalia was a disgrace to the Supreme Court. He was a religious radical, a bigot, a racist, against women’s rights, gay rights and human rights in general; there’s absolutely no reason a person like that should have ever had power like that in the first place. He will always be remembered as being on the wrong side of history.”

David Mikkelson, founder of Snopes, a website that takes the fun out of stories on the internet in order to generate advertising revenue, who is also currently being sued by Fox News for calling them a “fake news site”, told ABC News that he approves of what a story like this is accomplishing.

“This type of story, when it goes viral, and we debunk it, we make money,” Mikkelson said. “We use our cookie-cutter outlines, we copy and paste the original article into ours, type in one or two sentences of original content and then we make hella cash. If it wasn’t for people like Internet news satirist Paul Horner, my children wouldn’t have been able to go to college.”

Legal experts believe Republicans will attempt to block Obama’s appointee until he’s out of office, leaving the court with a gaping vacant seat for nearly a year.

“Obama has a right to do what he did, but we’ll fight him to the end on this,” Tom Downey of the Republican National Lawyers Association told reporters. “This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.”




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Darius Rubics

Dr. Darius Rubics has won many awards including a Peabody and Pulitzer Prize. When he is not being a wonderful husband to his beautiful wife of 12 years, he is teaching their adopted 8-year-old daughter from Pakistan how to read and write.

32 Comments

    • Why impeach? What has he done? He has done nothing besides helping this country better itself. YOU HAVE TO BE a right winged conservative RACIST to make a statement like he needs to be impeached. GET IT INTO YOUR HEAD> HE WILL NEVER BE IMPEACHED!!!!!!!~~!

      • Help this country? Bullshit. He has run this country into the ground….that is where he belongs. He is the worst president in history

      • you are a fucking idiot. obama has done nothing to improve this country ,everything that communist Muslim bastard has done has only further destroyed this country . And it fucking dumbass liberals that has completely ignored the facts about that ass licking communist moslem bastard to get away with breaking all kinds of laws

    • I second that not because Rashad Hussain is a Muslim, but because the president is acting like a spoiled brat, disregards long standing rules and even edict. He continues to inaccurately think he knows what the people want, and do what he wants, well just because he can. He promised us change…LOL..never said positive or negative, and any intelligent person can see it has not been good nor worked,. Time to step down of your high horse so and lets start the damage control.

  • Racist blacks voted for this clown just because he was blacks. Every racist black should be escorted back to tribe life in Africa.

    • Every human on the planet has the potential to be a racist. One idea stuck in your head based on someone’s race makes you a racist.

  • I cant believe what I’m reading. All of this “we’ve got to do this or that’ BS! What we need to do is follow the Constitution. Obviously Obama is not willing to do that. How long are we going to allow him–and others–to be ABOVE THE LAW?

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  • The Muslims religion is their Government. We cannot be ruled or under two governments…this was totally illegal …two days after the ‘untimely’ death of a great man??

    They need to overturn this immediately

  • It is my understanding that a president can cancel or undue any previous executive order with the stroke of the pen. If this is the case could the next president overturn the executive order and unseat the new Justice?

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