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Thread: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    I am kind of torn, especially on the Clarence Thomas issue. What does it matter what his wife thinks. And quite frankly, believe it or not, they are all human so they all have their biases about these cases. Being a good judge is about putting those biases aside and coming to the right conclusion. So, in my opinion, both of them should be able to preside over this ruling.
    Ah - it's his WIFE that's in question . . .see - I didn't even get that because I guess I don't think what someone's SPOUSE does should matter too much. Being married doesn't mean you've thrown your own brain out.
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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Not necessarily. One of them might actually be able to remain impartial while the other is not capable of doing so. If that is the case. Because of that, and the fact the impartiality of both of them in this case can quite reasonably be questioned, they should recuse themselves.

    The key here is that for both of them, the questioning of their impartiality in this case is not unreasonable in any way, shape, or form.
    True, however, what I said is under the assumption that we know that Kagan would vote for and Thomas against, which is why I said they would cancel themselves out. This is such a big case, and given that we can reasonable question both, I agree with you that they both should. But I am also being realistic, and don't think either will, which is why I said if one does, the other should as well.
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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Ah - it's his WIFE that's in question . . .see - I didn't even get that because I guess I don't think what someone's SPOUSE does should matter too much. Being married doesn't mean you've thrown your own brain out.
    Due to their marriage, if she benefits economically, so does he. Someone's spouse certainly does matter.

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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    True, however, what I said is under the assumption that we know that Kagan would vote for and Thomas against, which is why I said they would cancel themselves out. This is such a big case, and given that we can reasonable question both, I agree with you that they both should. But I am also being realistic, and don't think either will, which is why I said if one does, the other should as well.
    What they actually will do has no bearing on the ethical question, though.

    And the fact that we already know how these judges will vote shows that their supposed impartiality is just a mythical thing that people like to pretend is real... like canada.

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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    What they actually will do has no bearing on the ethical question, though.

    And the fact that we already know how these judges will vote shows that their supposed impartiality is just a mythical thing that people like to pretend is real... like canada.
    I actually had a comeback about like "the Chicago Bears having an oline myth?", but they have actually been playing well, so I can't. Then I was going to take a self jab at the Pats D, but they showed up so I can't. So, round goes to you Mr. Case and your Canada joke.
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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Ah - it's his WIFE that's in question . . .see - I didn't even get that because I guess I don't think what someone's SPOUSE does should matter too much. Being married doesn't mean you've thrown your own brain out.
    That depends. I know a few guys that not only tossed out their brains, they also discarded any behavior that suggested they were once males.
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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Do you realize the moron heading up that bogus demand was the infamous Representative Anthony Weiner? Try to pick a better spokesperson when discussing things like morality and ethics.
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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Due to their marriage, if she benefits economically, so does he. Someone's spouse certainly does matter.
    Now it's a question of their marital finances?

    I'm stay at home mom - that doesn't mean that I have to support or DO (even) support all pro-military measures that send him off to war for the sake of a bigger paycheck.

    I can think and function independently of my spouse - if Clarence Thomas holds a view it might be just that he holds that view regardless of what SHE does in her life. You shouldn't chastise or punish people for who they're married to.
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    Re: Should Kagan recuse herself from the BOCare case?

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I actually had a comeback about like "the Chicago Bears having an oline myth?", but they have actually been playing well, so I can't. Then I was going to take a self jab at the Pats D, but they showed up so I can't. So, round goes to you Mr. Case and your Canada joke.
    Hey im a bears fans.

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