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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    No, I don't think she will interpret "The Constitution" as written, so that pretty much disqualifies her from my pool of applicants.
    I am guessing that Roberts would claim that Stevens doesn't interpret the Constitution as written and that Stevens would claim that Roberts doesn't interpret the Constitution as written. It's all in how you view the Constitution.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I am guessing that Roberts would claim that Stevens doesn't interpret the Constitution as written and that Stevens would claim that Roberts doesn't interpret the Constitution as written. It's all in how you view the Constitution.
    Well, it's not hard to understand.
    The Constitution is supposed to be the highest law of the land, not a generalized set of guidelines that we can blur, whenever we feel like it.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Well, it's not hard to understand.
    The Constitution is supposed to be the highest law of the land, not a generalized set of guidelines that we can blur, whenever we feel like it.
    If it is not hard to understand, why is it so many judges don't understand it?
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If it is not hard to understand, why is it so many judges don't understand it?
    Politicization, personal morality, social stereotypes etc.

    Each judge represents a political/moral agenda to some degree.
    Many hold social stereotypes about things, that override their duty to uphold The Constitution.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Politicization, personal morality, social stereotypes etc.

    Each judge represents a political/moral agenda to some degree.
    Many hold social stereotypes about things, that override their duty to uphold The Constitution.
    But you (and anyone who agrees with you) are able to be bias-free and objective about how to interpret the Constitution?
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    If it is not hard to understand, why is it so many judges don't understand it?
    On the other hand, if Judges don't understand it, perhaps they shouldn't be Judges.

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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Politicization, personal morality, social stereotypes etc.

    Each judge represents a political/moral agenda to some degree.
    Many hold social stereotypes about things, that override their duty to uphold The Constitution.
    Seems more likely that your "not hard to understand" is not agreed to by a lot of people with a lot more knowledge on the subject than you.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbeard View Post
    On the other hand, if Judges don't understand it, perhaps they shouldn't be Judges.
    Yeah, but Bush still put 2 of them on the Supreme Court...
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    But you (and anyone who agrees with you) are able to be bias-free and objective about how to interpret the Constitution?
    There is no such thing as "bias free."
    The Constitution was written with bias, towards a freedom based society.
    So in that regard, I am absolutely biased.
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    Re: Should The Senate Confirm Elena Kagan

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Seems more likely that your "not hard to understand" is not agreed to by a lot of people with a lot more knowledge on the subject than you.
    I willing to wager that 99.999% of all judges understand exactly what it means but many of them would rather impart their personal beliefs over written law because there are no consequences when they do so.
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