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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The president has earned the right to pick who he chooses. The only reason to my mind to stop such a pick is that they are somehow actually unqualified, not because they might rule in a way they don't like. This is true even if it's a republican president.
    Do you remember Miguel Estrada? What happened to his judicial nomination? What goes around comes around.

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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Actually, I rather prefer the courts to maintain the power of judicial review.
    And I think it’s often better to have no judicial review than to have one that subverts the constitution. If they didn’t rely so much on precedent I’d be more likely to agree with you.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    The only way to fix the problem is to stop the source of it. The reason there is partisan fighting is because there is partisan appointing. Democrats and Republicans both appoint judges they believe will be in favor of their agendas and will be hold similar legal philosophies when it comes to rulings. They don't appoint judges based on merit or non-biased review and rulings of the law, they appoint them based on party allegiance and partisan gain. This needs to stop first.
    I agree that we have to stop the source of it but I don’t think we can ever reasonably expect politicians to stop partisan appointing so long as there are so many partisan judges out there. The real solution is to start impeaching some judges and maybe write some laws that force the judicial system to interpret the law as it is written.

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    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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    Albert keep putting on his scary Halloween costume and telling us that this nation is going to hell on a roller coaster.

    Why are some here trying to grease the tracks? Including Albert.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    The problem was created by the courts. Politically motivated interpretations of the law and the constitution have led to the politicization of the judicial branch. Until judges start strictly interpreting the law as it was written, this will and should continue.
    Well said. This is why there should be republican judges trying to block democrat judges and democrat judges trying to block republican judges.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Albert keep putting on his scary Halloween costume and telling us that this nation is going to hell on a roller coaster.

    Why are some here trying to grease the tracks? Including Albert.
    Happy New Year my friend.

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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    And I think it’s often better to have no judicial review than to have one that subverts the constitution. If they didn’t rely so much on precedent I’d be more likely to agree with you.
    So you'd rather have legislators be able to write laws that subvert the Constitution than give judges the power to maintain the Constitution. Okay then.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    What goes around comes around.
    Oh, yes, that's right -- because the justice system is where we want to see grown adults playing tit-for-tat.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Well said. This is why there should be republican judges trying to block democrat judges and democrat judges trying to block republican judges.
    1) It's republican politicians blocking democratic judges and democratic politicians blocking republican judges.

    2) If we block republican and democrat judges, then there pretty much is no one left.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Do you remember Miguel Estrada? What happened to his judicial nomination? What goes around comes around.
    If that was the case, it would be your court case that is held up due to lack of judges.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    The problem was created by the courts. Politically motivated interpretations of the law and the constitution have led to the politicization of the judicial branch. Until judges start strictly interpreting the law as it was written, this will and should continue.
    I complete agree with you. If a judge does not like the way a law is written, then let him resign from the bench and run for Congress. The courts are there to interpret the law, not create it through interpretations containing "artistic license".
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