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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony60 View Post
    That would be the equivalent of Bush nominating Harriet Miers. They should let him know from the start that it ain't happening.
    Harriet Miers was an interesting matter. Miers was top of her class at a decent regional law school (SMU IIRC) and the first woman partner at some big big Texas firm. for years, liberals and some populist conservatives have been complaining that ever since Stevens (NWU), every supreme court justice has come from a very small group of elite law schools-Harvard (Breyer, Souter, Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy and Ginsberg {who transferred to Columbia due to her husband's hospitalization in NYC) and Kagan) Yale (Thomas, Sotomayor, Alito) and Stanford (SDO and Rehnquist). Many have suggested that the Court needs the perspective of a justice who didn't go to one of those three schools which are generally ranked as three of the top five nationally (U of Chicago is almost always in that group-while Michigan, Columbia, Penn, Duke, Cornell, NYU, UVa, and G'town rotate into that group depending on the year and the raters)

    So HM was seen as a loyal GOP pick who went to some school other than H, Y, or Stanford but who had top grades and had done well professionally

    UNDER the current standards (law review at Harvard, Yale or Stanford) she was not "qualified" but her credentials were better than many who had been on the court in years past. the CJ Warren Burger was a political hack for example who went to a much weaker law school. it has only been the last 30 years or so that nominees for justices have come only from these top schools



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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Harriet Miers was an interesting matter. Miers was top of her class at a decent regional law school (SMU IIRC) and the first woman partner at some big big Texas firm. for years, liberals and some populist conservatives have been complaining that ever since Stevens (NWU), every supreme court justice has come from a very small group of elite law schools-Harvard (Breyer, Souter, Scalia, Roberts, Kennedy and Ginsberg {who transferred to Columbia due to her husband's hospitalization in NYC) and Kagan) Yale (Thomas, Sotomayor, Alito) and Stanford (SDO and Rehnquist). Many have suggested that the Court needs the perspective of a justice who didn't go to one of those three schools which are generally ranked as three of the top five nationally (U of Chicago is almost always in that group-while Michigan, Columbia, Penn, Duke, Cornell, NYU, UVa, and G'town rotate into that group depending on the year and the raters)

    So HM was seen as a loyal GOP pick who went to some school other than H, Y, or Stanford but who had top grades and had done well professionally

    UNDER the current standards (law review at Harvard, Yale or Stanford) she was not "qualified" but her credentials were better than many who had been on the court in years past. the CJ Warren Burger was a political hack for example who went to a much weaker law school. it has only been the last 30 years or so that nominees for justices have come only from these top schools
    Nice post, but who cares what law school someone went to?

    The only denominator I care about is that the AG actually was a lawyer...

    Presently our administration has people in positions that have absolutely no experience in those fields..

    Holder is just a partisan clown - he makes Obama look like Malcolm X.

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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    I'm not that concerned about the schools they went to, I'm more concerned about whether or not they feel a need to abide by the Constitution or not. Same goes for the new AG. Do you think that, at the confirmation hearings, anyone will ask which laws that Congress has passed and the President has signed they they will decide not to enforce?
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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    Interesting, and accurate, article on Holder in the WSJ.

    Ed Meese and J. Kenneth Blackwell: Holder's Legacy of Racial Politics - WSJ - WSJ

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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Interesting, and accurate, article on Holder in the WSJ.

    Ed Meese and J. Kenneth Blackwell: Holder's Legacy of Racial Politics - WSJ - WSJ
    Shouldn't the title of that article read, "racist politics"?

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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    I can't believe race is being brought up with regard to Eric Holder.......this is about politics not race........this thread should be locked

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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    Quote Originally Posted by northwinds View Post
    I can't believe race is being brought up with regard to Eric Holder.......this is about politics not race........this thread should be locked
    Seriously? The AG has made a career out of racial politics. How is that not relevant?

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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    Seriously? The AG has made a career out of racial politics. How is that not relevant?
    Eric Holder said on February 18, 2009 that we were a "Nation of Cowards" when it came to race. The man had been AG for how long? And people demand that threads be locked when his obvious, out of the gate racial undertones are brought up. Amazing.

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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The most politically driven and corrupt Attorney General in the past 100 years or more.
    AG's are often corrupt and politically driven.

    As attorney general and, earlier, as White House counsel, Gonzales pushed for expanded presidential powers, including the authority to conduct warrantless eavesdropping on U.S. citizens. He also drafted controversial rules for military war tribunals and sought to limit the legal rights of detainees at Guantanamo Bay — prompting lawsuits by civil libertarians who said the government was violating the Constitution in its pursuit of terrorists.

    Gonzales came under intense criticism and pressure to resign over what critics said were politically motivated firings of federal prosecutors. He is among about a dozen senior administration officials who have resigned amid the protracted congressional investigation into the matter.

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=13967342
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    Re: Eric Holder To Step Down As Attorney General

    Quote Originally Posted by northwinds View Post
    I can't believe race is being brought up with regard to Eric Holder.......this is about politics not race........this thread should be locked
    Holder only cares about white on black violence, not black on black, not black on white. He fans the flames of racial division and hatred.

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