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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Newsflash: 41 of the 109 US Supreme Court Justices had no prior judicial experience.

    Experience needed? The long history of nonjudge justices.
    Nearly half of justices had no prior experience on the bench.

    John Marshall is widely revered as "the great Chief Justice," but before joining the Supreme Court in 1801 he had never served a day in judicial robes and lost the only case he argued at the high court.

    Earl Warren had worked for 18 years as a prosecutor and was three times elected governor of California. But he had no prior judicial experience. Nor did William Rehnquist, Felix Frankfurter, and Louis Brandeis.

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    Lewis Powell, Abe Fortas, and Brandeis were all lawyers with no judicial experience at the time of their nominations.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    I say no. Lack of experience, including absolutely no experience on a bench unless you count a park bench at a family reunion. Way too ideological. Too apt for judicial activism.

    Having said that, she'll be confirmed. I'd just prefer it if we didn't have a minority president so gung-ho on getting minority positions filled. God forbid we give an old white qualified man a job when we can squeeze some more blood out of the Affirmative Action turnip.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Newsflash: 41 of the 109 US Supreme Court Justices had no prior judicial experience.



    Full list here.
    You're absolutely right. Elena Kagan doesn't deserve to be appointed to the Supreme Court for entirely different reasons.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    No practical experience, willing to interpret The U.S. constitution as applied to international law(which is a joke in a sovereign nation), seems to feel that overreach is acceptable against the ninth and tenth amendments(That should be a disqualification on it's face), unwilling to state affirmatively on many positions yea or nay.

    This means she couldn't be trusted to rule correctly and so no, she should not be confirmed.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Alot of you seem worried about her lack of experiance.

    That's not the main issue as I see it.

    It's what her apparent positions are on the various issues that may come before the SCOTUS that put me off of supporting her nomination.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Alot of you seem worried about her lack of experiance.

    That's not the main issue as I see it.

    It's what her apparent positions are on the various issues that may come before the SCOTUS that put me off of supporting her nomination.
    It's all part of the same package if we're being honest. She will have to learn protocol and probably won't care as long as she can get a few brownie points for whatever agenda she happens to carry, which is yet another concern, we don't know where her core is on most of the issues and it sounds horrid when we look at the general area.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Is there any way to remove a SCOTUS member?

    Short of their resignation?

    I have never heard of it happening, but then I have little knowledge of the SCTOUS history.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Is there any way to remove a SCOTUS member?

    Short of their resignation?

    I have never heard of it happening, but then I have little knowledge of the SCTOUS history.
    Yes, but they would have to commit a high crime. They are subject to Impeachment and conviction. One justice was removed in 1805- Samuel Chase by the house. Article is here: Supreme Court of the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    To the best of my knowledge any decision or opinion they render is protected as judicial scrutiny as long as they didn't have to recuse themselves due to personal conflict and they cannot be removed for incompetence.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I say no. She basically has no experience as a judge. The fact that she required the Study of International and Foreign Law but not U.S. Constitutional Law as a Harvard dean proves that she does not give a rats ass about the constitution.
    I guess I don't see the correlation with NOT requiring Constitutional Law and not giving a rat's ass about the Constitution.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I voted no due to lack of judicial experience.
    So I assume your answer would be no when Rehnquist was nominated since he didn't have any judicial experience either.

    Changed spelling of Rehnquist.
    Last edited by aps; 07-02-10 at 06:26 PM.

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