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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Isn't it obvious? He picked her because she knew her confirmation would be so contentious that it would tie up the Senate for weeks or months and nothing would get done. It's all part of his master plan to destroy America and replace it with a communist dictatorship wherein illegal day laborers come and take your firstborn child away and teach them Mexican.

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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    She is a HUGE lefty that banned the military from recruiting at Harvard University.
    FWIW, most major law schools did the same thing, because most schools have a non-discrimination policy that forbids any interviewers from coming on campus if they discriminate against gays.

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Oh I read in Politico that Rehnquist didnt have any prior experience to being Chief Justice. Politico was wrong then.
    Rehnquist had judicial experience as a Justice before being named Chief Justice, but he had no judicial experience before being nominated for the SC in the first place.

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Alito and Roberts had a history that preceded their appointment to the court.
    They routinely rule in favor of the state when the decision involves the state vs. the individual. They routinely rule in favor of the corporation when the decision involves an individual vs. corporation.

    One perfect example is their positions on the fairly recent decision that Corporations are "persons" under the Constitution. Talk about stretching that "strict constructionism"...
    Go read First National Bank v. Boston and then come back and talk about how it's the right-wingers who are claiming that corporations are persons.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I love all these far righties who think they're now experts on SCOTUS history and qualifications because they can repeat the talking points of the hour from Fox or talk radio.

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    Law clerk for Judge Abner Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Thurgood Marshall of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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    Anybody who really thinks she is not qualified to be nominated and given strong consideration is an idiot--or lives in some backwoods pocket of this country that doesn't understand what things like Harvard Law School mean in the real world.

    Lack of intellectual rigor and sub-par credentials are what made Harriet Miers a total joke of a nomination.
    Magna at HLS is not in and of itself sufficient to qualify someone for the SC. I know a few kids on the HLR who are certainly not the nations best or brightest, and plenty of others whom you wouldn't be too happy to see nominated.
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Oh please! Where in the Constitution does it define corporations as "persons" entitled to the same rights as individuals.

    Alito and Roberts have a clear right-wing agenda. I guess thats what you guys call "activist" judges.

    I guess the same place we find that abortion on demand is a right....


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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    "As the Harvard Law School dean, Kagan openly railed against the military's 'don't ask, don't tell' policy regarding gay service members. She called it discriminatory and barred military recruiters over the matter until the move threatened to cost the university federal money."

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/...n6470468.shtml

    The fact that Kagan was so against DADT is not troubling in itself. The Supreme Court has typically deferred military issues that are not expressly stated in the Constitution to the legislative branch. The problem is that we have no way of knowing if she would let her personal views interfere with her duties as a Justice because she has never been a justice at any level.

    I understand that we cannot know everything about a nominee, but we know absolutely nothing substantial about Kagan's judicial philosophy. At least we knew something about other nominees in recent times.

    The more I think about this nominee, the more I dislike her nomination. There are plenty of other people to chose from who have solid judicial experience at the federal level. That is important when considering the impact a ruling on the Supreme Court has on an entire population of people.
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I guess the same place we find that abortion on demand is a right....


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    But see J-mac....that's the difference. We don't pretend to be something that we aren't.

    Most liberals believe that Constitution is a living document that has to adapt to changing technology and culture.

    When you claim to be a "strict constructionist" and then manipulate and mold the opinion without keeping with that "strict constructionism"....you are a hypocrite.

    I have no problem with them and their decisions as long as they are honest about their rationale.
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    But see J-mac....that's the difference. We don't pretend to be something that we aren't.

    Most liberals believe that Constitution is a living document that has to adapt to changing technology and culture.

    When you claim to be a "strict constructionist" and then manipulate and mold the opinion without keeping with that "strict constructionism"....you are a hypocrite.

    I have no problem with them and their decisions as long as they are honest about their rationale.
    So rationale is a means to it's own ends? Jesus... maybe Beck is right after all.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    But see J-mac....that's the difference. We don't pretend to be something that we aren't.

    Most liberals believe that Constitution is a living document that has to adapt to changing technology and culture.

    When you claim to be a "strict constructionist" and then manipulate and mold the opinion without keeping with that "strict constructionism"....you are a hypocrite.

    I have no problem with them and their decisions as long as they are honest about their rationale.
    But see by saying the Constitution is "living" what you really mean, is that the orginal Constitution just needs to go away and a new one created. If it can be considered "living" then that also means it can be "killed".

    Which is the intent of progressive liberalism.

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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    But see J-mac....that's the difference. We don't pretend to be something that we aren't.

    Most liberals believe that Constitution is a living document that has to adapt to changing technology and culture.

    When you claim to be a "strict constructionist" and then manipulate and mold the opinion without keeping with that "strict constructionism"....you are a hypocrite.

    I have no problem with them and their decisions as long as they are honest about their rationale.





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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Is she gay? Just thought I would ask.

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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by TheHat View Post
    But see by saying the Constitution is "living" what you really mean, is that the orginal Constitution just needs to go away and a new one created. If it can be considered "living" then that also means it can be "killed".

    Which is the intent of progressive liberalism.
    wasn't 'kill the Constitution' the lead-off item on the 2008 national demo platform
    clearly, somebody doesn't understand the term 'living document' ... look it up hat. hope you are not still home schooling
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