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Supreme Court Justice David Souter stepping down

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by ou.3200, Apr 30, 2009.

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  1. ou.3200

    ou.3200 Well-Known Member

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    U. S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter has announced he is retiring. Obama will get to nominate his first Justice. This will be interesting.
     
  2. shooter99

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    Extreme Liberal YA THINK?
     
  3. bigdogtx

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    One lib for another....
     
  4. ccridr

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    He is going to prt the X Il. govener on the bench. They had the same crooked running buddys for the last 4 yrs.
     
  5. ccridr

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    Ok, who is the most accomplished tax cheat you know of, that will be all the qualification needed.
     
  6. grnberetcj

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    Eric Holder?

    It's gonna get ugly!!

    Curt
     
  7. RAScott

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    Devil Patrick? he is young and very liberal. and his Buddy. they shared the slogan for his candiacy, and he is as big an eleatist also. This is'nt good and Souter was put in by bush 1 but he turned out to be very liberal anyway. And i know i spelled his name wrong. Bob S
     
  8. Trappy12

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    Dumb question, but I'm hoping that Souter is a liberal?
    -Trappy
     
  9. jimrich60

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    Since Justice Souter is one of the most liberal members of the Supreme Court, it really will not matter much who Obama nominates no matter how liberal. Will not change the makeup of the court much, if at all. Then there is always the hope that whoever is nominated, could turn out not to be what Obama thinks he is getting. After all, Souter was thought to be a moderate when nominated, and look how liberal he turned out. Maybe, just maybe Obama will nominate a flaming liberal who might turn out moderate? Just a wild hope of course.

    Jim R
     
  10. grnberetcj

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    Another scary thought (and a real possibilty) is that the Obama administration will get to appoint a total of four (4) SCJ's before his term(s) ends.

    Just another happy thought for the end of the week!!

    Curt
     
  11. Don S

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    Considering all the wild accusations and hatred spewed by the Senate democrats at Bush's nominations, I'm sure the Republican Senators will quietly let Obama's nomination go through without comment.
     
  12. GunDr

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    Michelle Malkin has a short "run-down" on some of the Obama choices.

    Click the above link.

    http://michellemalkin.com/
     
  13. esoxhunter

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    I copied my reply from another thread that seems to fit into this thread also. Ed

    It is rumored Obama will appoint a judge named Sotomayer. She fills all the qualifications as she is female, Hispanic and extremely liberal. They had this one "expert" on Fox News this morning. He said she is more liberal than Ginsberg and Stephens. AND Ginsberg was on the administrative board for the ACLU!! We are in for a ride. Hang on. They say Obama could possibly appoint 2 or even 3 more justices during his 1st term. Good Luck. You will need it. Ed
     
  14. highflyer

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    Before Obama is done there will be nothing left of the free America you were born in. The only hope would be for part of the country to break away. If not the liberals in the Northeast, Midwest and West Coast will destroy all of us. I would rather live in part of the country that is free than in the whole country that is completely socialist.
     
  15. grnberetcj

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    Makes one thinks about a "Pelican Brief"

    Curt
     
  16. jimrich60

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    While the unexpected retirement of Justice Souter, with the expected nomination of another liberal to replace him, will not really affect the makeup of the Supreme Court in the short run, it does not bode well for the future. Both left wing Justices Ginsberg (ill with pancreatic cancer) and Stevens (now 89 years old) are likely to need replacements within the next 4 years. Then if the expected retirement of Justice Bryer (the other extreme liberal) occurs within this 4 years, Obama will have replaced short term justices with more liberals who can be expected to serve 20-30 years or so. This means that the current left leaning of the Supreme Court can be expected to continue for that 20-30 year period at least and that there is little or no chance to change the court to something more conservative, even if Obama ends up a one term President. As many have said before, elections have consequences. No matter how poor a choice McCain might have been, at least he would have looked for more moderate Supreme Court choices. Now we are very likely stuck for another generation with a liberal leaning court.

    Jim R
     
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    ajc.com > Metro
    Sears named as possible Souter replacement
    By BILL RANKIN

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    Friday, May 01, 2009

    Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Leah Ward Sears’ name has popped up as a potential nominee to succeed retiring U.S. Supreme Court Justice David Souter.

    Sears, 53, describes herself as a judicial moderate. But court watchers say she has long been one of the state Supreme Court’s most liberal members.

    On Friday, Sears declined comment on speculation she could eventually be a high court nominee.

    “Justice Sears believes it would be inappropriate to talk about any process that’s going on,” court spokeswoman Jane Hansen said. “She has no comment.”

    Last year, Sears announced she was stepping down from the state Supreme Court to pursue other interests. She will retire when her term as chief justice expires at the end of June.

    Throughout much of her life, Sears has broken numerous gender and racial barriers. In 2005, she became the nation’s first African-American woman to preside over a state Supreme Court.

    Sears was born in Heidelberg, Germany, where her father was stationed.

    After attending a number of schools as a young girl, Sears graduated from Savannah High School. There, she caused a stir when she became the school’s first black cheerleader. She received her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and her law degree from Emory University in 1980.

    In 1982, only 27 at the time, Sears was named Atlanta traffic court judge. She served as a Fulton County Superior Court judge — and was the first black woman to sit on that court — before Gov. Zell Miller appointed her to the Georgia Supreme Court in February 1992. At that time, Sears was the first African-American woman and youngest justice ever to serve on the state’s high court.










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  18. Trappy12

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    Glad to hear that Souter is liberal, I strongly believe that the Supreme Court should always have at least a majority of conservative judges.

    highflyer, better pack your bags and move out before it's too late!
    -Trappy
     
  19. spitter

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    Poor Souter.... where is he going to live?!

    Isn't he the schmuck who voted for liberal interpretation of Eminent Domain and either is losing or lost his house to community development?!

    so long... adios... au revoir....

    Jay
     
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