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    Chief justice urges progress naming judges

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    AP today 4 am-Republicans and Democrats must find a long-term solution to selecting federal judges, Chief Justice John Roberts says, while blaming both sides for the political gridlock of judicial nominations in the Senate.

    "Each political party has found it easy to turn on a dime from decrying to defending the blocking of judicial nominations, depending on their changing political fortunes," Roberts said Friday in his year-end report. "This has created acute difficulties for some judicial districts. Sitting judges in those districts have been burdened with extraordinary caseloads."
    I don't agree with Roberts often, but when he is right, he is right. This is not a republican or democrat issue. Both do it. It is also a fairly important issue. We need to get enough judges out there as people do have a right to timely justice. We have to stop playing petty politics with every god damned thing and start working to do what is right. This is true for republicans and democrats alike.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I don't agree with Roberts often, but when he is right, he is right. This is not a republican or democrat issue. Both do it. It is also a fairly important issue. We need to get enough judges out there as people do have a right to timely justice. We have to stop playing petty politics with every god damned thing and start working to do what is right. This is true for republicans and democrats alike.
    I don't have anything to add, I'm just quoting this because it bears repeating.
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    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.

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    How about we pass a referendum that states that no legislator will receive a paycheck from their government salary as long as a judicial post goes unseated? That way, they'll have to decide what's more important - appointing judges or getting paid.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

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    I don't agree with Roberts often, but when he is right, he is right. This is not a republican or democrat issue. Both do it. It is also a fairly important issue. We need to get enough judges out there as people do have a right to timely justice. We have to stop playing petty politics with every god damned thing and start working to do what is right. This is true for republicans and democrats alike.
    Those Republicans who vote to confirm any Obama judicial nominations must figuratively die a political death. Cooperation means death.

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    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.
    Actually, I rather prefer the courts to maintain the power of judicial review.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    Those Republicans who vote to confirm any Obama judicial nominations must figuratively die a political death. Cooperation means death.
    Are you planning to kill Congressmen?

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    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.
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    Re: Chief justice urges progress naming judges

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    /us_supreme_court_year_end]Chief justice urges progress naming judges - Yahoo! News

    I don't agree with Roberts often, but when he is right, he is right. This is not a republican or democrat issue. Both do it. It is also a fairly important issue. We need to get enough judges out there as people do have a right to timely justice. We have to stop playing petty politics with every god damned thing and start working to do what is right. This is true for republicans and democrats alike.
    Kind of busy right now. I'll get back to you, Congress.

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    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.
    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.
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