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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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.
    If we're going to nominate people based on their sexual practices, why not a young, attractive nymphomaniac in a see-through robe?
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    If we're going to nominate people based on their sexual practices, why not a young, attractive nymphomaniac in a see-through robe?
    Yes, of course you would try to distort my post into saying something that it didn't say....why am I surprised.

    Nowhere did I say that she should be nominated because she is gay. I said that she is a true liberal and that's why I would like to see her nominated. She would also be the first openly gay person to serve on the SCOTUS....that's just an observation.


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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".......
    You should have taken that up with Madison and his cohorts back when you had the chance.

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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Associated Press 2:45pm 9-02-09

    Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court - Yahoo! News



    If he does retire, and it is probably time for him to do so, it won't effect the makeup of the court, but will put a liberal in that spot for a long time to come most likely. Will be worth watching to see if he does retire.
    IA, it is probably time for him to retire.


    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.
    Exactly so.


    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i'm quite uncomfortable with justices remaining on the bench to "beat a record".......
    Me too, liblady.

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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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.
    So Roberts and Alito are "extreme right-wing picks," but Karlan would simply be a "true liberal"? Do you realize how biased your position comes across here?

    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
    I guess it all depends on your perspective.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Yes, of course you would try to distort my post into saying something that it didn't say....why am I surprised.

    Nowhere did I say that she should be nominated because she is gay. I said that she is a true liberal and that's why I would like to see her nominated. She would also be the first openly gay person to serve on the SCOTUS....that's just an observation.


    Sometimes I ask...why do I even bother with you people?
    Very well then, if we're going to nominate lunatics with deviant sexual practices, why not a young, attractive nymphomaniac in a see-through robe?

    All better now?

    You bother with us, I suspect, because of a need to disprove fact to maintain illusion. Don't take that personally, I have found it to be true of most modern Leftists I've encountered
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    So Roberts and Alito are "extreme right-wing picks," but Karlan would simply be a "true liberal"? Do you realize how biased your position comes across here?



    I guess it all depends on your perspective.
    Karlan would be an extreme left wing pick....however I'll hold my breath.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Karlan would be an extreme left wing pick....however I'll hold my breath.
    So you think it's a good idea for presidents to appoint "extreme XXXX-wing picks," so long as you agree with their policies?
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    So you think it's a good idea for presidents to appoint "extreme XXXX-wing picks," so long as you agree with their policies?
    Not as a general rule. However, sometimes I think it is necessary to maintain a proper balance of the court. Although I am about as left as the next guy...I generally would prefer more middle of the road picks for the Supreme Court. However, Bush made it difficult by actively picking Justices that were extreme right. Because of that, the balance of the court is skewed, which is why I think there should be more leftist picks despite what would otherwise be my personal preference.

    I think that the best justices have been the more centrist ones: e.g. Kennedy, O'Connor.
    The reason being....most of the country is not far-right or far-left. The SCOTUS should not be a political body. It should be a body that comprises the centrist position.
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    Re: Justice Stevens slows his hiring at high court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Not as a general rule. However, sometimes I think it is necessary to maintain a proper balance of the court. Although I am about as left as the next guy...I generally would prefer more middle of the road picks for the Supreme Court. However, Bush made it difficult by actively picking Justices that were extreme right. Because of that, the balance of the court is skewed, which is why I think there should be more leftist picks despite what would otherwise be my personal preference.
    How does an extreme left wing judge "balance" the court out more than a mainstream liberal judge? Do they somehow get an extra vote if they really disagree with the other side?

    I think that the best justices have been the more centrist ones: e.g. Kennedy, O'Connor.
    Interestingly enough, I'd say those are two of the most wishy-washy justices in recent history. Neither one met a 17-factor balancing test they didn't love.

    The reason being....most of the country is not far-right or far-left. The SCOTUS should not be a political body. It should be a body that comprises the centrist position.
    The SC shouldn't be designed to resemble any political position.
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