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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

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    Are you at all familiar with any of the people listed as possibles in the article I linked?
    No, I have to admit that I'm not familiar with them. I'm sure more information will be coming out on them.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This thread makes me sad already. I started it wanting to talk about something of key importance to the country, a new Supreme Court justice. Instead, all we can do is bicker about party politics.
    A liberal will be replaced by a liberal, so the political calculus of the Supreme Court won't change. The mechanics of getting there are open for debate, of course. Honestly, I don't think the Republicans will put up much opposition to it because it really won't change anything.
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Just curious.... did you consider the Democrats the "party of no" when they blocked and filibustered Bush's judicial nominations ???
    And yet Roberts and Alito--both incredibly right-wing--made it through the Senate. Go figure.

    Back to the topic.. it doesn't matter too much who Obama chooses. He'll be simple replacing one left leaning judge with another. He's certainly not going to nominate a conservative and I agree that he won't nominate a far left jurist. He's in enough hot water now with out turning up the heat more.
    He's entitled to nominate someone exactly like Stevens, and I hope he does.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So anyway, now that the ultra-partisanship has been dispensed with(hopefully), talking about the actual topic without hysterics, any one heard of any of these?
    Diane Wood:
    http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-bios/wood-diane.pdf

    Seems entirely qualified.

    But I love the resume of Merrick Garland.

    U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit - Merrick B. Garland (202) 216-7460

    Both seem totally qualified. The current Solicitor General--I dunno. She doesn't do much for me.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    Diane Wood:
    http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/at-bios/wood-diane.pdf

    Seems entirely qualified.

    But I love the resume of Merrick Garland.

    U.S. Court of Appeals - D.C. Circuit - Merrick B. Garland (202) 216-7460

    Both seem totally qualified. The current Solicitor General--I dunno. She doesn't do much for me.
    In relation to Garland: Conservative warns Obama: Pick Garland or else - War Room - Salon.com

    Salon just spoke with Curt Levey, the director of the Committee for Justice, a GOP group originally founded to push George W. Bush's court nominees, about how Republicans might react to the selection of a new justice. His message? There will be "an interesting conformation fight this summer...unless [President Obama] nominates someone very moderate."

    For Levey, "very moderate" means someone like Judge Merrick Garland, a Clinton-appointee to the United State Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Garland, along with Solicitor General Elana Kagan and Judge Dianne Wood of the Seventh Circuit Court, is widely thought to be the one of the mostly like candidates to replace Stevens.
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I will look into his decisions. I dunno. I dont' want the Supreme Court to be so much on the right, so I worry about Garland being moderate. It scares me.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I will look into his decisions. I dunno. I dont' want the Supreme Court to be so much on the right, so I worry about Garland being moderate. It scares me.
    Me too, but about all I know about judges is what I see on TV, so I am hardly one to judge. It's why I ask questions of you who know the profession. Where is RightInNYC, he would be another one I would like to hear from on this. Who else around here works in the legal profession?
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Me too, but about all I know about judges is what I see on TV, so I am hardly one to judge. It's why I ask questions of you who know the profession. Where is RightInNYC, he would be another one I would like to hear from on this. Who else around here works in the legal profession?
    TurtleDude is an incredibly successful Constitutional attorney, according to him.

    I won't be able to get back to you tonight. But I will look into it at some point this weekend. Garland went to Harvard Law School, so my dad may know something about him (he went there as well and worked in the admissions office for almost 20 years). So I'll get his thoughts too. Oh, and the hubster is an attorney, but he had never heard of Garland when I read him the name just now. LOL

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    TurtleDude is an incredibly successful Constitutional attorney, according to him.

    I won't be able to get back to you tonight. But I will look into it at some point this weekend. Garland went to Harvard Law School, so my dad may know something about him (he went there as well and worked in the admissions office for almost 20 years). So I'll get his thoughts too. Oh, and the hubster is an attorney, but he had never heard of Garland when I read him the name just now. LOL
    Thanks alot aps, have a good evening.
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Thanks alot aps, have a good evening.
    Okay, check this out:
    Merrick Garland - Candidates for the court | The Washington Post

    Diane Wood - Candidates for the court | The Washington Post

    You can click on all the names mentioned. From reading these pros and cons, Diane Wood is my choice so far. Any judge who clearly supports abortion rights is someone I want on the Supreme Court.

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