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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    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.
    Judges should only make decisions based on literal interpretations of the law and the constitution.Their decisions should not be base on their political leans. Until that can happen I want the politicians I vote for to block any judges Obama nominates regardless if it is a long time before any judges get appointed.I am sure you would want democrats blocking judges picked but conservative presidents.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    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.
    Though I neither liked Bork nor Thomas, their nomination approval needed to be based on ability, not on personal attacks. Partisanship has run rampant, and the "well, THEY did it, so WE should do it" attitude makes the side saying it look as bad as the side they are opposed to.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Yeah,Ē pick your poisonĒÖ If they donít review it they canít screw it up so itís almost better at this point if they donít review it.
    But the legislature screws it up, and I'm more afraid of legislators passing stupid laws to get re-elected than I am about judges who have to get re-appointed.

    It's not judges who screw things up - it's legislators.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Judges should only make decisions based on literal interpretations of the law and the constitution.Their decisions should not be base on their political leans. Until that can happen I want the politicians I vote for to block any judges Obama nominates regardless if it is a long time before any judges get appointed.I am sure you would want democrats blocking judges picked but conservative presidents.
    So you only want judges to interpret based on your partisan beliefs. You fail to see the problem with this?
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Though I neither liked Bork nor Thomas, their nomination approval needed to be based on ability, not on personal attacks. Partisanship has run rampant, and the "well, THEY did it, so WE should do it" attitude makes the side saying it look as bad as the side they are opposed to.
    My point is, the right has a ways to go before you can say we're doing what the left has done. Maybe payback isn't such a bad thing. It could serve as an object lesson.
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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.
    Marbury v. Madison anyone?
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    My point is, the right has a ways to go before you can say we're doing what the left has done. Maybe payback isn't such a bad thing. It could serve as an object lesson.
    This attitude ensures nothing ever gets fixed. We are all just going to stand around pointing at each other while the ship sinks.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So you only want judges to interpret based on your partisan beliefs. You fail to see the problem with this?
    Yeah, the partisan belief that judicial rulings should be based on the Constitution.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    My point is, the right has a ways to go before you can say we're doing what the left has done. Maybe payback isn't such a bad thing. It could serve as an object lesson.
    I don't agree. Universally, both sides have been just as bad. And payback, ultimately, hurts everyone. An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Yeah, the partisan belief that judicial rulings should be based on the Constitution.
    That's a problem since different folks view what the Constitution say differently. Terms need to be redefined based on modern times. If not, the entire Constitution should be scrapped and rewritten every 50 years or so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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