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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    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.

    My two BIGGEST criticisms of BOTH Bush’s is their naïve notions that one can work WITH Liberals and reach across the aisle to them. In BOTH cases this idiotic belief cost them dearly politically.
    Spoken like a true open minded right-winger.

    Gotta love right-winger attitudes about those they disagree with.
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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    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.

    My two BIGGEST criticisms of BOTH Bush’s is their naïve notions that one can work WITH Liberals and reach across the aisle to them. In BOTH cases this idiotic belief cost them dearly politically.
    Republicans were well aware of Souter's judicial philosophy when they confirmed him to the Court. Here are some quotes from Souter during his confirmation hearing.

    "I believe that the due process clause of the 14th amendment does recognize and does protect an unenumerated right of privacy." p. 54

    "So, it seems to me that the starting point for anyone who reads the Constitution seriously is that there is a concept of limited governmental power which is not simply to be identified with the enumeration of those specific rights or specifically defined rights that were later embodied in the bill." p. 55

    "I do not believe that the appropriate criterion of constitutional meaning is this sense of specific intent, that you may never apply a provision to any subject except the subject specifically intended by the people who adopted it." p. 129

    http://www.gpoaccess.gov/congress/se...63/browse.html

    These are just some of the quotes that Souter made to express his judical philosophy, there are plenty more. He was clearly not a justice in line with "original intent." The Republicans in the Senate at the time knew it and they confirmed him anyway on a vote of 90-9.
    "Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the Democrats believe every day is April 15." -Ronald Reagan

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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Spoken like a true open minded right-winger.

    Gotta love right-winger attitudes about those they disagree with.
    Boy, if this isn't the definition of irony and the old pot calling the kettle black, nothing is.


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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Republicans were well aware of Souter's judicial philosophy when they confirmed him to the Court. Here are some quotes from Souter during his confirmation hearing.

    "I believe that the due process clause of the 14th amendment does recognize and does protect an unenumerated right of privacy." p. 54

    "So, it seems to me that the starting point for anyone who reads the Constitution seriously is that there is a concept of limited governmental power which is not simply to be identified with the enumeration of those specific rights or specifically defined rights that were later embodied in the bill." p. 55

    "I do not believe that the appropriate criterion of constitutional meaning is this sense of specific intent, that you may never apply a provision to any subject except the subject specifically intended by the people who adopted it." p. 129

    United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary, S. Hrg. 101-1263, Nomination of Stephen G. Breyer to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

    These are just some of the quotes that Souter made to express his judical philosophy, there are plenty more. He was clearly not a justice in line with "original intent." The Republicans in the Senate at the time knew it and they confirmed him anyway on a vote of 90-9.
    I never suggested that they didn't know of Souter's judicial philosophy.

    It raises the question; then why would Republicans nominate or approve someone like Souter? Perhaps they wanted to appear unbiased and fair minded?

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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Boy, if this isn't the definition of irony and the old pot calling the kettle black, nothing is.

    Man you have a short memory.....
    I cut and pasted your words.....see post #17

    Talk about the definition of irony
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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    why cant scalia die
    Because there is no god. Deal with it.
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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    For Obama to appoint another so-called liberal is a mistake.
    A worse mistake is naming a pro-homosexual "rights", pro abortion rights judge..
    What our nation needs is a pro American judge, one who respects the working man..
    Forget about these odd-ball fringe maniacs(homosexuals, abortion lovers, gun lovers,environmentialists)...instead we need a man who will do what is right for the majority of citizens...

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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    For Obama to appoint another so-called liberal is a mistake.
    A worse mistake is naming a pro-homosexual "rights", pro abortion rights judge..
    What our nation needs is a pro American judge, one who respects the working man..
    Forget about these odd-ball fringe maniacs(homosexuals, abortion lovers, gun lovers,environmentialists)...instead we need a man who will do what is right for the majority of citizens...
    There is no such thing as Pro-American. Only whatever definition a person makes up that fits in with their personal political/religions or ideological beliefs. It's one of those phrases/words made up by bleeding heart liberals and knot in the throat conservatives. It's kind of like how Reagan use to say 'It's morning in America!'. Only there is a large percentage of people who hate mornings.
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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    why cant scalia die
    Ok, let's not devolve to that level. It's bad enough when certain hate-mongers on the right suggest we should poison Stevens. We should be better than the Coulter Crowd.
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    Re: Justice Souter to retire

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    For Obama to appoint another so-called liberal is a mistake.
    A worse mistake is naming a pro-homosexual "rights", pro abortion rights judge..
    What our nation needs is a pro American judge, one who respects the working man..
    Forget about these odd-ball fringe maniacs(homosexuals, abortion lovers, gun lovers,environmentialists)...instead we need a man who will do what is right for the majority of citizens...
    Homosexuals cannot be working men?

    People who have abortions cannot be working women?

    Neither can be American?

    How about some one who supports both...can I be a blue collar worker, or an American?

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