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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I've talked to conservative lawyers who say Thomas is an imbecile who shouldn't be deciding any cases.
    sure you have. My former roommate from college has argued several cases before the USSC and he says otherwise. He also was the acting US AG. I suspect you are lying.



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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Clarence Thomas is an extremely intelligent man. You can disagree with his decisions, but calling him stupid, or an imbecile is merely partisan hackery.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Clarence Thomas is an extremely intelligent man. You can disagree with his decisions, but calling him stupid, or an imbecile is merely partisan hackery.
    CT graduated in the top half of his class at yale law school. while one can make a good argument that CT-who also was an honors graduate of the College of the Holy Cross-would not have been accepted into Yale Law unless there was affirmative action, the same is true of Barack and Michelle Obama at Harvard, and Hillary Clinton at Yale. but to claim the man is an imbecile is the sign of a true moron



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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Clarence Thomas is an extremely intelligent man. You can disagree with his decisions, but calling him stupid, or an imbecile is merely partisan hackery.
    I hate to agree with MrV, but in this case he is correct. Thomas is anything but stupid.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I think you misunderstood(or I expressed poorly) what I was saying. I agreed with your comments.
    Yes, I'm so sorry. When someone commented that I'd misunderstood, I scrolled up, re-read and went "Ooops!" Unfortunately, I made the comment last night and just logged in a few minutes ago.

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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yes, I'm so sorry. When someone commented that I'd misunderstood, I scrolled up, re-read and went "Ooops!" Unfortunately, I made the comment last night and just logged in a few minutes ago.

    My sarcasm detector is in the shop for repairs. I'm seriously helpless without it.
    When I do things like that, I blame it on a lack of caffeine(I do it often enough to have a stock excuse). No worries.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    By any means necessary...... other than by the rule of law I guess.
    Why should the politicial ideology of a judges wife concern the court? A judges duty and only authority is to arbitrate "written" law, not inject personal opinion but compare the actual words of the written law with the actual words of the Standard of calibration, in this instance the United States Constitution. Personal opinion has no place at the Supreme Court Level, as these people are supposedly appointed because of their personal knowledge of the land and unbaised professionalism. If he does resuce himself this instance.....that would then force the hand of the court to recuse another Judge, Sotomayor....whose has already ruled in favor of the Law at a lower level and would have a predetermined mindset. Thus, you would still have 4/3 court and not the tie that you are looking for.






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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Why should the politicial ideology of a judges wife concern the court? A judges duty and only authority is to arbitrate "written" law, not inject personal opinion but compare the actual words of the written law with the actual words of the Standard of calibration, in this instance the United States Constitution. Personal opinion has no place at the Supreme Court Level, as these people are supposedly appointed because of their personal knowledge of the land and unbaised professionalism. If he does resuce himself this instance.....that would then force the hand of the court to recuse another Judge, Sotomayor....whose has already ruled in favor of the Law at a lower level and would have a predetermined mindset. Thus, you would still have 4/3 court and not the tie that you are looking for.


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    Agreed. Which is why at the the end of the case the we will have the benefit of reading the SCOTUS reasoning for whatever conclusion is reached. The majority/concurring opinion will be presented and contrasted by the dissenting opinion. At that point we can actually have something of substance to debate/bitch about.

    The HCB/law is huge and impacts everyone in the country at some level. Personal feeling is that all justices should weigh in on a decision of this magnitude.


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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I've talked to conservative lawyers who say Thomas is an imbecile who shouldn't be deciding any cases.
    My guess is that imbeciles dont graduate with honors in English programs, or get accepted into Yale Law School, nor do they graduate from Yale Law School, nor do they carry the positions Judge Thomas has held throughout his career. Imbeciles much more likely fail in law school, if they ever get accepted in the first place.

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    Re: Should Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas, Elena Kagan Sit Out Health Care Ca

    Quote Originally Posted by Walter View Post
    Why should the politicial ideology of a judges wife concern the court? A judges duty and only authority is to arbitrate "written" law, not inject personal opinion but compare the actual words of the written law with the actual words of the Standard of calibration, in this instance the United States Constitution. Personal opinion has no place at the Supreme Court Level, as these people are supposedly appointed because of their personal knowledge of the land and unbaised professionalism. If he does resuce himself this instance.....that would then force the hand of the court to recuse another Judge, Sotomayor....whose has already ruled in favor of the Law at a lower level and would have a predetermined mindset. Thus, you would still have 4/3 court and not the tie that you are looking for.






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    The question is not her ideology, it is that she has specifically worked for on the issue and derives pay from those opposed to it. I again repeat that I believe Thomas will act appropriately. I also repeat that this is much ado about nothing, and people in congress on either side requesting some one to recuse themselves for perceived bias is not inappropriate.
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