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I'm just happy it won't be Bill....
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I don't know much about any SC nominees on the table, but I DO know this...

It will be a free pass...
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I don't know much about any SC nominees on the table, but I DO know this...

It will be a free pass...
Uh Oh... We could end up with Jeremiah Wright.
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Uh Oh... We could end up with Jeremiah Wright.
If it's Jeremiah Wright, then I'll give you credit for being reasonable with every post you've ever written.
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If it's Jeremiah Wright, then I'll give you credit for being reasonable with every post you've ever written.
It's not worth Jeremiah Wright for you to see the light.
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NPR.org, April 30, 2009 · Supreme Court Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the current court term.

The vacancy will give President Obama his first chance to name a member of the high court and begin to shape its future direction.

At 69, Souter is nowhere near the oldest member of the court. In fact, he is in the younger half of the court's age range, with five justices older and just three younger. So far as anyone knows, he is in good health. But he has made clear to friends for some time that he wanted to leave Washington, a city he has never liked, and return to his native New Hampshire. Now, according to reliable sources, he has decided to take the plunge and has informed the White House of his decision.

Factors in his decision no doubt include the election of President Obama, who would be more likely to appoint a successor attuned to the principles Souter has followed as a moderate-to-liberal member of the court's more liberal bloc over the past two decades.

Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire : NPR
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We will see how far left Obama will go with his choice of a new Justice. I predict that he will try to appoint an ultra leftist to the bench who loves judicial activism instead of the rule of law.

This won't change the balance on the court, but it will put more pressure on Kennedy to side with the liberal justices more often.
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Uh Oh... We could end up with Jeremiah Wright.
... or Bill Ayers.

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... or Bill Ayers.

Geeeez this gets dumber and dumber. You know whats funny is that you guys support Roberts and Alito and those two just voted to give cops the right to search your car without a warrant. They were defeated. Again the right just wants to win regardless of the result. That explains Bush and these two justices.
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NPR.org, April 30, 2009 · Supreme Court Justice David Souter is planning to retire at the end of the current court term.

The vacancy will give President Obama his first chance to name a member of the high court and begin to shape its future direction.

At 69, Souter is nowhere near the oldest member of the court. In fact, he is in the younger half of the court's age range, with five justices older and just three younger. So far as anyone knows, he is in good health. But he has made clear to friends for some time that he wanted to leave Washington, a city he has never liked, and return to his native New Hampshire. Now, according to reliable sources, he has decided to take the plunge and has informed the White House of his decision.

Factors in his decision no doubt include the election of President Obama, who would be more likely to appoint a successor attuned to the principles Souter has followed as a moderate-to-liberal member of the court's more liberal bloc over the past two decades.

Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire : NPR
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We will see how far left Obama will go with his choice of a new Justice. I predict that he will try to appoint an ultra leftist to the bench who loves judicial activism instead of the rule of law.

This won't change the balance on the court, but it will put more pressure on Kennedy to side with the liberal justices more often.
And the right starts whining right out of the gate. Soon we will be doomed they will say. Oh the drama.
What is a ultra leftest? And what do you fear from one?
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True enough...unless he nominates a true liberal,with everything on his plate I doubt he is game for that kind of fight even with a majority.
He'll nominate Sotomayor for sure because she's a woman, a Hispanic, ultra liberal and believes she can impose her feelings in rulings and not stick to the law.

Just a little info about Sotomayer.........
From Michelle Malkin blog..................

“Judge Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court would be very concerning given her hard-left record on the Court of Appeals, where she is recognized by practitioners as one of the more liberal judges.

-Judge Sotomayor’s personal views may cloud her jurisprudence. As Judge Sotomayor explained in a 2002 speech at Berkeley, she believes it is appropriate for a judge to consider their “experiences as women and people of color” in their decisionmaking, which she believes should “affect our decisions.”

-Only just recently, in Ricci v. DeStefano, Judge Sotomayor was chastised by fellow Clinton-appointee Jose Cabranes for going to extraordinary lengths to dispense with claims of unfair treatment raised by firefighters. Judge Sotomayor’s panel heard a case raising important questions under Title VII and equal protection law, but attempted to dispose of the firefighter’s arguments in a summary order, until called out by Judge Cabranes. The Supreme Court has agreed to review the case.

-Substantial questions also persist regarding Judge Sotomayor’s temperament and disposition to be a Supreme Court justice. Lawyers who have appeared before her have described her as a “bully” who “does not have a very good temperament,” and who “abuses lawyers” with “inappropriate outbursts.”
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