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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Actually, no matter who Obama nominates, they will likely be more conservative than Stevens. So the Court will not significantly change, no, but if it does it will actually move just slightly to the right.
    In the past sixteen years Justice Stevens played a crucial role on the court in putting together five vote majorities for moderate-to-liberal decisions. In this capacity his experience on the inner workings of the court and his extraordinary knowledge of the law will be greatly missed. The next, new justice can't replace that, no matter what.

    See useful video: Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog, Editor on C-SPAN's Washington Journal today.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    I am not sure how I feel about Stevens retiring...One thing I feel is you can't find a bigger liberal them him to replace him so that is good.......There is also a lot of pressure on Obama to pick a moderate...Don't forget mid terms elections are coming up and dems are in big trouble as it is.......
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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I am not sure how I feel about Stevens retiring...One thing I feel is you can't find a bigger liberal them him to replace him so that is good.......There is also a lot of pressure on Obama to pick a moderate...Don't forget mid terms elections are coming up and dems are in big trouble as it is.......
    He could pick a KKK leader and conservatives would still call him the socialist pick.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    He could pick a KKK leader and conservatives would still call him the socialist pick.

    Hyperpartisan much?

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Hyperpartisan much?
    Not me, no, it's a pattern of behavior we've seen from the GOP.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Not me, no, it's a pattern of behavior we've seen from the GOP.
    Like Schumer and Kennedy claiming "Estrada" was a right wing extremist even though he worked for the Clinton Solicitor General, clerked for swing vote Anthony Kennedy and was endorsed by all four living Dem Solicitor Generals.

    I guess people like Kennedy believe that a guy who came to the USA at 17 and hardly spoke English yet graduated Phi Beta Kappa at Columbia and Magna Cum laude at Harvard Law had to be a conservative



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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    I wonder what the Party of ‘No’ will say …
    I like the party of "no" better than the party of "yes to everything".

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    No bending out of shape here.

    I just have no confidence in the core element of the Republican Senate caucus being responsible and focusing on the nominee's qualifications.

    But, we'll see, and I for one would enjoy being pleasantly surprised by some honest statesmanship showing up in the upper chamber.
    Your stupid-ass party did the same thing when Bush's judicial nominees were being appointed. Do you live in an alternate universe or something!?

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Why aren't these people retired out before they reach the age of a hundred anyway? That's what I want...a group of people deciding my fate based on how things were done in the 1820s.

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    Re: Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens retiring

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    those two are among the most qualified men to ever make it to the supreme court

    Roberts was at the very top of his class at Harvard and Harvard law and was well regarded as one of the 3-4 best supreme court litigators in the United States. ALito was #1 at Princeton and at the very top of his class at Yale Law, a top rated Assistant US attorney, a highly regarded US Attorney, and then again a very highly regarded Circuit Court Judge with years of experience.

    The left would love seeing radical lesbian and brilliant professor Pamela Karlan (Who I knew fairly well at Yale) but she probably is too radical given the way things are going in the senate. Kagan is considered more moderate but she also is Jewish and there is some thought that Obama best pick a protestant.

    Me, I'd love to see my old friend Akhil Reed Amar on the court. Not only is he Indian-American (thus a first) he is truly brilliant and one of the most intellectually honest men I have had the pleasure to be associated with
    I'm not saying that Roberts and Alito were not qualified. My point is that they are very conservative and Bush was able to get them on the Supreme Court because he was president at the time and he's entitled to pick whom he chooses. I say the same goes for Obama. He should be able to pick someone exactly like Stevens--a liberal.

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