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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I normally would agree with you

    but using Obama's standards concerning the far more qualified Roberts and Alito the answer is no
    I don't find myself agreeing with you very often on here TurtleDude, but I do in this case. It annoys me to no end when either party does this crap. One of the perks of being president is getting to choose judges that are in-line with your political beliefs. I didn't agree with Roberts's and Alito's views on a lot of things, but they were certainly well qualified for the job, and as far as I'm concerned that's the only thing the senate should be basing their judgment upon (I realize of course that this will never happen though).
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Simple question, but please explain why.
    A member of the supreme court should have a reputation for impartial judgement. Though as dean of Harvard Law (I think it was) she obviously has a profound knowledge of the law, but with no track record as a judge it's impossible to gauge her impartiality.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I am still trying to figure out how to edit that....
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    I think someone with a background other than a judge would be refreshing. Justices from all sorts of backgrounds have gone on to be effective at their job.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I guess you can do it the same way you fixed that poll for me last month.
    When you say "fix", did you mean that in a Bush kind of way?
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    When you say "fix", did you mean that in a Bush kind of way?
    No, I had a typo in one of the items and Redress was nice enough to fix it for me.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I think someone with a background other than a judge would be refreshing. Justices from all sorts of backgrounds have gone on to be effective at their job.
    Personally, I think someone with a background other than a judge would be refreshing too. However, I am still against Kagan.

    It amazes me that critics of Kagan are so up in arms about her lack of experience as judicial offical and yet completely ignore the political powers she wishes to give to the office of the President and thus give more limits to Congress. That, to me, is by far scarier than any lack of experience.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I normally would agree with you

    but using Obama's standards concerning the far more qualified Roberts and Alito the answer is no
    Why do Obama's personal standards when he was a senator have anything to do with Elena Kagan?
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Why do Obama's personal standards when he was a senator have anything to do with Elena Kagan?
    Yeah, I'm not getting that one either. If you are using Obama's standards, than the answer would be yes, or else he wouldn't have nominated her.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    No way would I agree with her appointment even if Hell froze over, pigs started flying and she was Mrs. Clause up at the North Pole. She has minimal experience as a judge, she would wipe her ass with constitution before actually reading it and falsified a document by changing what it said. Is this loony-bin-escapee really someone we want in our Supreme Court? My answer is a resounding, "NO!"

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