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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Why? Is there any evidence he is unable to perform his job?
    no, there's not. i just don't like the idea of holding on just to beat a record. what's the point?

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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post


    If you truly believe that Alito/Roberts are "extreme right-wing picks" and you want to balance them out, does that mean that you want Obama to replace Stevens with an "extreme left-wing pick"? Or do you instead believe that there's really no such thing as an "extreme left-wing pick" and that such an appellation is only applicable to conservatives?
    There are definitely extreme left-wing picks. I have little hope that Obama has the spine to actually pick someone like that though.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    If he does retire...I hope and pray that Obama has the spine to nominate a true liberal to the court and not give us another moderate. We need to balance out the extreme right-wing picks of GWB to protect some balance on the Supreme Court.
    Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Scalia

    Kennedy

    Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Stevens, Breyer


    How is it not currently "balanced"?
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    no, there's not. i just don't like the idea of holding on just to beat a record. what's the point?
    He's appointed for life and gets to make that choice if he wants.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Roberts, Alito, Thomas, Scalia

    Kennedy

    Ginsburg, Sotomayor, Stevens, Breyer


    How is it not currently "balanced"?
    Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Breyer are no where near as "liberal" as "Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia are far right.

    Essentially what we currently have is 4 ultra right-wing.
    1- Centrist, 2 left-leaning moderates, 1 liberal and 1 unknown.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm quite uncomfortable with justices remaining on the bench to "beat a record".......
    whats wrong with that?

    They are appointed for life, or as long as they wish to serve, so whats wrong with beating a record? lol.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Breyer are no where near as "liberal" as "Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia are far right.
    Poppycock.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    It's Stevens who may be retiring, not Scalia.
    OK, that was just lame.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    There are definitely extreme left-wing picks. I have little hope that Obama has the spine to actually pick someone like that though.
    Such as?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Ginsburg, Sotomayor and Breyer are no where near as "liberal" as "Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia are far right.

    Essentially what we currently have is 4 ultra right-wing.
    1- Centrist, 2 left-leaning moderates, 1 liberal and 1 unknown.

    Rofl. You have absolutely no clue what you're talking about on this.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Such as?




    Rofl. You have absolutely no clue what you're talking about on this.
    Personally I would love to see Obama nominate Pamela Karlan (Stanford Law School). She would be the first openly gay person on the Supreme Court and is a true liberal.

    As for your second contention. Say whatever you want. I work in the field of law and study law every day. I stand by the assessment that I listed. The "true liberals" on the court are dying off. There hasn't been a true liberal new to the court for decades. Yes, there are some left of center. But since we haven't had a real liberal President, even the Democrat picks have gone more moderate.
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