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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Justice Scalia disagrees with you.
    Yeah... and?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Yeah... and?
    And, I guess I think he's more qualified to say what is required for a Supreme Court Justice than you are. Do you have a stronger argument for requiring Bench experience than you have already offered?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Uncola View Post
    Do you have anything beyond STUPID, childish, personal insults to add or is that your entire act?
    You dismiss everyone that thinks USASC candidates should have some experience as doing it for purely partisian reasons.

    Apparently you have nothing to offer beyond STUPID, childish, personal insults to those that think a candidate should have some experience. Not surprising though.


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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    And, I guess I think he's more qualified to say what is required for a Supreme Court Justice than you are.
    That might make sense if my opinion could effect the outcome of the judges but since it does not, and you know that, you're little point about him being more qualified is irrelevant. His opinion is equal to mine as Scalia's opinion cannot effect the make up of the court any more than my opinion can.

    Do you have any point to make that would be at all relevant?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    Do you have a stronger argument for requiring Bench experience than you have already offered?
    Why would I need one? Why not ask the question... why hasn't a non-judge been appointed for almost 40 years?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    As you know, Obama has nominated Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Justice. Here's a portion of the article from politico...

    As solicitor general, Kagan serves as the nation’s top lawyer arguing cases before the high court. Yet Kagan is highly unusual in one way – she has never been a judge. It’s the first time in nearly four decades that someone would join the court, if confirmed, without any prior judicial experience. The last to do so was William Rehnquist, who went on to become chief justice.


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    Do you think Supreme Court Justices should have experience being a judge before being appointed as a Supreme Judge for life?
    One needn't be a judge to know the Constitution. Simple as that. There have been many Justices who weren't judges. 41 in fact. This is nothing new.

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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I think as long as the candidate is qualified for the position (and I believe she is) then it doesn't matter if they've been a judge before.

    This is a serious question....Why do you "believe she" is qualified?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    One needn't be a judge to know the Constitution. Simple as that. There have been many Justices who weren't judges. 41 in fact. This is nothing new.
    Is that the only qualification required to be a Justice? "Know the constitution"?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    You dismiss everyone that thinks USASC candidates should have some experience as doing it for purely partisian reasons.

    Apparently you have nothing to offer beyond STUPID, childish, personal insults to those that think a candidate should have some experience. Not surprising though.


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    I see. So your answer is no, you don't have anything of value to add. Understood.

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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    As you know, Obama has nominated Elena Kagan for Supreme Court Justice. Here's a portion of the article from politico...

    As solicitor general, Kagan serves as the nation’s top lawyer arguing cases before the high court. Yet Kagan is highly unusual in one way – she has never been a judge. It’s the first time in nearly four decades that someone would join the court, if confirmed, without any prior judicial experience. The last to do so was William Rehnquist, who went on to become chief justice.


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    Do you think Supreme Court Justices should have experience being a judge before being appointed as a Supreme Judge for life?
    I don't think it matters.

    The Supreme Court doesn't function in the same way a Criminal or Civil court functions - they follow a very different standard. I think it might be helpful for some, but confuse others.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Is that the only qualification required to be a Justice? "Know the constitution"?
    Yes. Simple as that.

    Now, you need to demonstrate that knowledge. And considering that Kagan is one of the most respected Constitutional scholars in the country, I think she's done a pretty damn fine job of demonstrating it.

    Maybe you don't like some of her views, but she's probably the smartest Constitutional mind in America.

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