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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    I haven't decided how I feel about this pick. Here are some facts about her.

    The skinny on Elena Kagan - First Read - msnbc.com

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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    She is a HUGE lefty that banned the military from recruiting at Harvard University.
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    No judicial experience.

    Ties to both Harvard Law and Chicago Law School (sound familiar?)

    This has the potential to get VERY ugly...
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I haven't decided how I feel about this pick. Here are some facts about her.

    The skinny on Elena Kagan - First Read - msnbc.com
    Interesting fact from this piece. If confirmed, there would be six Catholics and three Jews on the Court. No Protestant Supremes in a Protestant-dominated country. Very interesting...
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    I think it's also an attempt to get in good with the joos after he's crapped on them for so long.
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think it's also an attempt to get in good with the joos after he's crapped on them for so long.
    Frankly, I don't care what religion the person is, I only care about will this person make a good justice or not. I don't know, but I am inclined to be skeptical due in part to her lack of judicial experience as well as the long-time connections she has with this president...
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    Frankly, I don't care what religion the person is, I only care about will this person make a good justice or not. I don't know, but I am inclined to be skeptical due in part to her lack of judicial experience as well as the long-time connections she has with this president...
    I don't disagree with you, but with Obama everything is political.
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    So I'd love to understand how she's qualfied for the position. She's never been a judge, so there's no paper trail... she's only argued cases for the government for 1 year, so there's no demonsterable past there. How is it that she's qualified to hold the highest judge ship position in the country? She's a total wild card with no past history ... and there's probably a reason non-judges weren't approved for the past 40 years. Rehnquist had a fairly long history as a lawyer and associate judge - more than 1 year in an administration before going to the SCOTUS.

    I'm just not understanding her qualifications for the job - and a very important job. Unless of course the qualifications are to be an activist on the court... which she may or may not be.
    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

    Maybe she knows the difference between Email and Pagers.
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    Re: AP source: Obama chooses Kagan for Supreme Court

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    Perhaps to make people dislike this nominee so much they will all rally around another one? Maybe building support for a real nominee by strategy?
    Which furthers the "Harriet Miers 2" idea

    I'm going to be intrigued by this for no other reason to watch both the left and the right. Many on this board complained about Mier's first and foremost due to her having no experience judging and it basically being a pick seemingly because Bush liked the woman. Others defended it that you don't need to be a judge to be experienced. Though I will say, in the case of Miers, more of the conservatives/republicans on this forum were unhappy with the pick at the time than you would expect with most picks.

    First glance, I'm thinking this is a very poor pick. I'm also thinking it may very well be a "Miers-esque" type of rope-a-dope

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