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    Re: Hillary Clinton On The Supreme Court?

    Interesting and I've heard her name bandied about as a possible SC justice before Obama named her for Secretary of state. But....

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    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    Well, actually this may be a good thing. She's old and will probably die when we have a Republican in office. We don't need liberal judges, we need lawful judges.
    Thing is your definition of lawful and my definition of lawful are not the same, especially when it comes to constitutional issues that SCOTUS deals with. Anyone intellectually honest has to admit there is more than one valid interpretation of the US constitution.

    edit: Perfect example is your describing liberal and lawful as if they are mutually exclusive.
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    Re: Hillary Clinton On The Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Thing is your definition of lawful and my definition of lawful are not the same, especially when it comes to constitutional issues that SCOTUS deals with. Anyone intellectually honest has to admit there is more than one valid interpretation of the US constitution.

    edit: Perfect example is your describing liberal and lawful as if they are mutually exclusive.
    How can there be more than one logical interpretation of the law? I think we need to understand the minds of the founders to know the context of the constitution.

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    Re: Hillary Clinton On The Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    How can there be more than one logical interpretation of the law? I think we need to understand the minds of the founders to know the context of the constitution.
    No, no, no..... it's a living, breathing document, and they will interpret it in the way that benefits themselves the most...... or ignore it completely and do what they damned well please.

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    Re: Hillary Clinton On The Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    How can there be more than one logical interpretation of the law? I think we need to understand the minds of the founders to know the context of the constitution.
    If there was not, we would not need a multi-layer court system.
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    Re: Hillary Clinton On The Supreme Court?

    Then again, a reduction of lawyers in America wouldn't be a bad thing...

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    Re: Hillary Clinton On The Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Then again, a reduction of lawyers in America wouldn't be a bad thing...
    I agree and I am an attorney

    There are way too many attorneys and much of our problems come from lawyers creating work for themselves. 95% of the lawsuits I have dealt with as a civil defense attorney are complete crap churned by attorneys trying to create business.


    We need to make law school harder to get into than Medical school. More doctors are good, more lawyers are bad. There are WAY TOO MANY lawschools with too many lawyers chasing too few dollars, ethics has slipped


    as to Woods, she's pretty far out there and I suspect would be fillibustered. After what happened to Estrada and Keisler-both of whom were much more qualified to be on the appellate court than woods was when she was selected, its time for a little payback

    Kagan and Garland are both Jewish and there is talk that another Jewish Justice is too much (2% of the population-33% of the court) but then again, with Stevens retiring, Protestands have ZERO Justices and Wood is Protestant

    she also has been divorced twice and didn't go to an Ivy league law school though Texas is one of the finest schools in the nation and certainly the equal of NW where Stevens went.

    Kagan is a bit more Mainstream and Garland doesn't have much of a record to attack given the court he sits on normally deals with regulatory issues rather than more controversial issues which could provide ammunition

    our appellate guru in my office (he predicted Roberts long before the Public had ever heard the name) said at one time brilliant Lesbian professor Pam Karlan was a leading contender but with contentious mid terms coming, she has faded due to being "too radical".

    I am hoping if Obama wants a "quota" he pick Akhil Reed Amar because the guy is as brilliant as they come, is a sterling professor of law at Yale (which is a strong argument that he is the leading constitutional law scholar in the nation today) and incredibly honest intellectually. Plus he is a genuinely warm and decent person.



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    Re: Hillary Clinton On The Supreme Court?

    Wholey unqualified by lightyears.
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    Re: Hillary Clinton On The Supreme Court?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Anyone intellectually honest has to admit there is more than one valid interpretation of the US constitution.
    Not really. There are interpretations that take into account the Founders' intent, and there are interpretations that don't. The former category aren't valid interpretations and make for bad precedent.

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