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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.
    At what point in our nation's history has the judicial branch NOT been politicized? It's easy to romanticize the good old days, but the problem is that they never existed in the first place.
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    We won't stop getting partisan politicians and partisan judges until we, the electorate, stop emphasizing partisan politics so much. They won't compromise until we compromise. They bicker and stop one another on our behalf. Until we act in a more responsible manner, they won't either.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

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    Chief justice urges progress naming judgesAlbert di Salvo and Tactical Evil Dan are now thread banned. I suggest getting on topic and staying on topic and no more crap.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

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    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
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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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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Obama voted against the Bush nominees. Now you don't want the same rules applied to Obama. That's all this is about.
    What you don't get is that the right should approve or not approve nominees based on their qualifications, not on whether or not Obama didn't vote for Bush's nominees.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    At what point in our nation's history has the judicial branch NOT been politicized? It's easy to romanticize the good old days, but the problem is that they never existed in the first place.
    Great point.

    The system was perfect until we handed it over to imperfect men to implement. That doesn’t mean we throw out the constitution and stop expecting our judges to be MORE perfect than they have been. Same goes for the members of congress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    What you don't get is that the right should approve or not approve nominees based on their qualifications, not on whether or not Obama didn't vote for Bush's nominees.
    Yeah, qualifications like not legislating from the bench, right?

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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    What you don't get is that the right should approve or not approve nominees based on their qualifications, not on whether or not Obama didn't vote for Bush's nominees.
    Actually the right would still have a ways to go before we could match the politics of personal destruction the left has engaged it. Compare the way Sotomayor and Kagan were treated to Robert Bork and Clarence Thomas. It does seem a little convenient to call for an end to stalling judicial nominations now, while it's Obama's admin doing the nominating.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Yeah, qualifications like not legislating from the bench, right?
    "Legislating from the bench" is simply a code phrase for "ruling I don't like". It has pretty much zero meaning.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    If judges had to answer the question when a senator asks where they stand on a certain issue, we would have fewer activist judges and we wouldn’t be losing our liberties and freedoms at the breakneck pace of today.

    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

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