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

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    If you're going to oppose someone based on entirely irrational religious bigotry, at least try to get the religion right. She's Jewish, not Catholic.
    Ok, never mind.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I am against Kagan because she is catholic. If she is confirmed we will have 6 catholic supremes. This scares me.
    So we should prevent a nomination because of someone's faith? The Catholic justices weren't appointed because they were Catholic, they were appointed and happened to be Catholic. What scares me would be the government barring someone from a position because of their religion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    So we should prevent a nomination because of someone's faith? The Catholic justices weren't appointed because they were Catholic, they were appointed and happened to be Catholic. What scares me would be the government barring someone from a position because of their religion.
    I've never heard of a supreme who was an atheist. What about their beliefs?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I've never heard of a supreme who was an atheist. What about their beliefs?
    So your theory is that various presidents have considered appointing atheists to the court, but declined to do so because they were insufficiently religious?
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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    So your theory is that various presidents have considered appointing atheists to the court, but declined to do so because they were insufficiently religious?
    Yes, but it is impossible to prove. But you must admit that the score card is a compelling factor in my theory.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LiberalAvenger View Post
    I am against Kagan because she is catholic. If she is confirmed we will have 6 catholic supremes. This scares me.
    1. She's Jewish. (*gasp* Oh noes, we'll have 4 Jews on the Court. They might rule that the United States is now subject to Israeli law. )
    2. The Constitution explicitly says that no religious test shall be required to hold office.
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    Re: Should Supreme Court justices have had experience being a judge at some point?

    So we are looking at an anti-military, gay, jew, with no direct experience getting nominated to the Supreme Court.

    Is this the frigging Land of Opportunity, or what...???!!!





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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    So we are looking at an anti-military, gay, jew, with no direct experience getting nominated to the Supreme Court.

    Is this the frigging Land of Opportunity, or what...???!!!



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    So we are looking at an anti-military, gay, jew, with no direct experience getting nominated to the Supreme Court.

    Is this the frigging Land of Opportunity, or what...???!!!





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    well given she was nominated by a anti military muslim kenyan with no real experience in either the real world or politics WTF do you expect



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    So we are looking at an anti-military, gay, jew, with no direct experience getting nominated to the Supreme Court.

    Is this the frigging Land of Opportunity, or what...???!!!





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