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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    I got a memo via panther...

    I'm your next Justice. Recognize before I have to Regulate.
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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    The question that will never be asked...

    "Mr President... as a member of the Senate, you took part in the filibuster of the confirmation of Justice Alito, even though you knew it would fail. How can you now criticize Republicans in their effort to filibuster your nominee?"

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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    This is excellent!

    The American people can get a good view of Obama's standing by his choice here. He ran on the "change" platform, and that he'd bring the country together. When he nominates someone to the left of Ruth Bader...

    Now maybe she can retire too.

    That would be necessary to counter the ultra-right appointees of GWB.

    However, I suspect that since Obama is really only a "liberal" in the sense of the attempts of the far-right to paint him as such, he will most likely nominate a left-leaning middle of the road person.
    Although, I can hope that he would nominate a true liberal, which we haven't had on the court for quite sometime now.
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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This is sad and sick wanting anyone dead.
    It's the lunatic left again.

    Souter retiring doesn't mean much. We will be trading one leftist for another. No news here.

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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The question that will never be asked...

    "Mr President... as a member of the Senate, you took part in the filibuster of the confirmation of Justice Alito, even though you knew it would fail. How can you now criticize Republicans in their effort to filibuster your nominee?"
    RESPONSE: "I won, I'm in charge."
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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Wafflestomp View Post
    Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire : NPR

    Check it out! Looks like he's retiring.

    Doesn't seem like that big a deal to me though, because souter is a liberal and OBama will just appoint another liberal, court makeup aint changing!
    The only BIG deal to me is his timing and age. He still has a good 15 to 20 years left.

    Here's a Justice who was nominated by Bush Sr. as a conservative, turns out to be a flaming Liberal, thanks George, then to slap the face that nominated him further, waits until after a Liberal Democrat takes office to retire rather than let the son of Bush nominate a REAL conservative interested in the proper role of the Judicial branch of interpreting law instead of activist creation of law from the bench.

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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    why cant scalia die
    Spoken like a true open minded Liberal.

    Gotta love Liberal attitudes about those they disagree with.

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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This announcement and Specter's party change just couldn't be coincidence, could they?
    No coincidence whatsoever.

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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    That would be necessary to counter the ultra-right appointees of GWB.

    However, I suspect that since Obama is really only a "liberal" in the sense of the attempts of the far-right to paint him as such, he will most likely nominate a left-leaning middle of the road person.
    Although, I can hope that he would nominate a true liberal, which we haven't had on the court for quite sometime now.
    For those who may be confused by the Liberal definition of "ultra right" here is what they really mean when they make such inane statements; someone who is willing to correctly interpret the Constitution rather than CREATE legal precedent from the Bench.


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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    It is official, Souter turned in his letter of resignation.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090501/...outer_retiring

    I have to say that I respect Obama for the way he handled this. He held his comments until getting the official word from Souter. This prevented the White House from overshadowing Souter's announcment. Not that Souter would have cared, he has always seemed like a person who kept to himself anyway.

    I actually thought we would hear retirement news from Ginsburg or Stevens first, even Kennedy and Scalia before Souter. I guess we still have plenty of time for more retirement anouncements before this term is done.
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