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    Obama's First Supreme Court Pick

    Souter's retiring... This won't change the court that much.

    Supreme Court Justice Souter To Retire : NPR
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    He should demonstrate his willingness to be bipartisan and nominate Mark Levin
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    Think: "Supreme Court Justice William Jefferson Clinton!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by keith720 View Post
    Think: "Supreme Court Justice William Jefferson Clinton!"

    I don't think Clinton can be appointed as a Supreme Court Justice IIRC he was disbarred by a Federal Judge in Little Rock Ar for lying under oath
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    Should we lay bets to see if his nominee will have some sort of tax problems???
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    Technically, you don't have to even be a lawyer, so Clinton is eligible.

    I'd say someone more along the lines of Holder, Kagan, Granholm, or maybe Leah Sears.
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    I will venture they will be:

    1) Liberal or "progressive"
    2) a woman
    3) a "minority"

    If I were a betting man, I'd bet BO will find a hispanic female to sit on the court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morris View Post
    I will venture they will be:

    1) Liberal or "progressive"
    2) a woman
    3) a "minority"

    If I were a betting man, I'd bet BO will find a hispanic female to sit on the court.
    Funny you mention that, actually...

    Leah Sears is black, and Elena Kagan looks vaguely hispanic, although I'm not sure.
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    In NOBAMAS strive to be someone for everyone, his next nomination will be a transgender person with a Hispanic Father, Black Mother with an Asian/White Grand Mother who can be thrown under the buss when needed. This persons Grandfather will be of a Muslim/Hindu background. The nominee will be a community agitator - oops - organizer from Chicago or Illinois and is a member of the ACLU. This person will have graduated from Berkley or Brown Univ and counts on Jessie Jackson as an advisor.

    The nominee will not have paid taxes for the last 3 years and have an immigrant illegal housing staff which will be forgiven my Rham Emanual. The person will be issued a Blackberry so that orders from Rham and Soros can issue directions on how to rule on issued. However, on the bright side, the Justice WILL NOT have to use a teleprompter to talk.

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    When Bush was picking his Supreme Court justices the left kicked, screamed, and gnashed their teeth about how he should be bi-partisan. Bull shit. It's the president's prerogative to pick who they want and someone who matches their own ideology is perfectly acceptable.

    I know Obama is going to pick a leftist and that's his right. Thankfully he's replacing a leftist so it's not going to shift the court's ideology. Replacing O'Conner was a coup for the right, because it shifted the court a little. I imagine Ginsburg isn't too far behind and will go during this administration. I'm shocked Souter beat her to the punch actually. We all need to hope and pray that Thomas, Kennedy, and Scalia (he's the one I'm most worried about, he's getting up there) can hold out until we get a conservative in office.
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    Something tells me Souter is retiring too early and something else is in the wind for him. Like a seat on the international court.

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    Senators Urge Obama to Look Outside the Box, Beyond the Bench for High Court Nominee - Presidential Politics | Political News - FOXNews.com

    With Supreme Court Justice David Souter retiring this summer, Democrats in particular say the vacancy is an opportunity for President Obama to diversify the high court -- not just by choosing a woman or minority justice, but a candidate with a resume that includes something other than years on the bench.

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    powered by BaynoteNot white. Not male. Not a career judge.

    Those were just some of the criteria senators outlined Sunday as they discussed their hopes for the next Supreme Court justice.

    With Justice David Souter retiring this summer, Democrats in particular said the vacancy is an opportunity for President Obama to diversify the high court -- not just by choosing a woman or minority justice, but a candidate with a resume that includes something other than years on the bench.

    They seemed to echo Obama's own stated preference for a nominee who demonstrates "empathy" for ordinary people and relies on more than "abstract legal theory" in making decisions.

    "I would like to see more people from outside the judicial monastery, somebody who has had some real-life experience, not just as a judge," Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said on ABC's "This Week."

    Sen. Arlen Specter, who this past week announced he was switching his party affiliation from Republican to Democrat, said the next Supreme Court justice need not be a judge, or even a lawyer.

    He told NBC's "Meet the Press" that he hopes Obama will bypass the federal appeals court, historically the breeding ground for Supreme Court nominees, in his search. He said the president could choose a "statesman or stateswoman" for the position instead.

    "I would hope that he would look beyond the Circuit Courts of Appeals which now populates the Supreme Court and pick someone with a greater world experience and diversity," Specter said, noting that the sitting justices have "lives and experiences which are all very similar."

    "It would be good to get people who know something besides wearing a black robe," Specter said.

    He said women, Hispanics and African-Americans need to be better represented on the high court.

    Leahy, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also said the court needs more women and minorities.

    Obama said Friday he wants Souter's successor seated by the start of the next court term in October. He apparently has already tossed around names of possible nominees with his advisers -- analysts say he'll probably look for a woman, since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the only woman on the high court.

    His pick would not shift the ideological balance of the court, since Souter mostly voted with the court's liberal wing. This raises the question of whether Obama would reserve his political capital for another day and hold off on sending to the Senate a controversial nominee.

    Conservatives on Sunday expressed resignation to the likelihood that Obama would pick a liberal nominee, but warned that the president should not overstep.

    Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said he worries the president is sending signals that he wants an activist on the court.

    "He's also said that a judge has to be a person of empathy. What does that mean? Usually that's a code word for an activist judge," Hatch said on "This Week." "But he also said that he's going to select judges on the basis of their personal politics, their personal feelings, their personal preferences. Now, you know, those are all code words for an activist judge, who is going to, you know, be partisan on the bench."

    Hatch said he hopes Obama chooses "somebody of great dimension."

    "We all know he's going to pick a more liberal justice. Their side will make sure that it's a pro-abortion justice. I don't think anybody has any illusions about that," Hatch said. "The question is, are they qualified?"

    Hatch said Obama will have a "slam dunk" if he picks somebody "center-left like Souter."

    "I have no illusions about President Obama appointing a conservative like Alito or Roberts and so forth," Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., said on CNN's "State of the Union." "But if he will appoint a pragmatist, someone who is not an ideologue, that someone is not just going to light all the lightbulbs in America on the left, I think that would be good for the country. ... I hope he is going to be careful in this appointment."

    Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., also warned against picking a so-called activist judge.

    "Our courts have been turning the legislative branch at the state level as well as at the federal level upside-down because too many of them actually want to become legislators instead of just justices," he told "FOX News Sunday."

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    I would like to see more people from outside the judicial monastery, somebody who has had some real-life experience, not just as a judge," Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., said on ABC's "This Week."

    Why not pick a Judge with no experiance we have a President with none........

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    The more I read from Souter, the more I firmly believe he is but the first rat to jump the sinking ship known as the USS America. Retire with his money to his ramshackle cabin? I dunno, just a funny feeling on this.

 

 

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