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Who do you trust to pick the right justices?

 
 
cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 06:24 am
@JTT,
I'm black on the inside. I would prefer to use separate facilities from a jackass like yourself.
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 06:47 am
@cjhsa,
It is disgusting how the partisen democrats will refuse to discuss the issue and attack the messenger. Hopefully, the majority of voters will see through these jackass's recognize that Obama is not to be trusted.
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 06:51 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

You, sir are a 100% asshole!
parados
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 07:37 am
@dyslexia,
dyslexia wrote:

Woiyo9 wrote:

You, sir are a 100% asshole!

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing


(As a side note, this statement made me realize how cjhsa knew he was black on the inside, he opened his eyes and peeked.)
cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 07:46 am
@parados,
Funny to watch the defeated throw insults at their captors. Guess what's coming next?
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Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 08:02 am
@parados,
See above to capture the sentiment of partisan fools like you.
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engineer
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 08:40 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

"Choosing the right justices is critical for America," the ad states. "We don't know who Barack Obama would choose, but we know this: He chose as one of his first financial backers a slum lord now convicted on 16 counts of corruption." Video Watch how the high court could come a campaign issue ยป

I would never trust this to Obama. Just the thought of him even considering someone for the USSC is frightening.

You wouldn't trust someone who is an expert in Constitutional Law? Who taught the course? Putting all politics aside, both liberal and conservative, and just looking at the qualifications on paper, Obama is probably the best person to evaluate and choose Supreme Court Justices we've had nominated for President. Please note that McCain "chose as one of his first financial backers" Charles Keating. I give both candidates the benefit of the doubt when they claim they were ignorant of their backers' other dealings, but if you don't excuse Obama for his connections, how can you excuse McCain for his?
Woiyo9
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 09:04 am
@engineer,
When Obama clearly states his intentions as follows, I have doubts about his ability to pick the Justices.

"Obama has an entirely different perspective. His spokesman, Tommy Vietor, stated that Obama "has always believed that our courts should stand up for social and economic justice." Indeed, Obama has said he wants justices who have "the empathy to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom," or to be gay, poor or black. Many liberal legal scholars agree, although they use other labels as synonyms for empathy and social consciousness.""

What does that have to do with interpreting the Constitution?
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 09:28 am
@Woiyo9,
Woiyo9 wrote:

When Obama clearly states his intentions as follows, I have doubts about his ability to pick the Justices.

"Obama has an entirely different perspective. His spokesman, Tommy Vietor, stated that Obama "has always believed that our courts should stand up for social and economic justice." Indeed, Obama has said he wants justices who have "the empathy to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom," or to be gay, poor or black. Many liberal legal scholars agree, although they use other labels as synonyms for empathy and social consciousness.""

What does that have to do with interpreting the Constitution?


It has nothing to do with interpreting the Constitution. So, since Obama's surrogates claim that he was a "Constitutional law professor", we have to assume that he does know something about the Constitution, and we also have to assume that the Constitution won't factor into his SCOTUS picks should he have that opportunity.

At the Saddleback interview, he said he wouldn't have nominated Roberts, Scalia, Thomas, or Alito. That means we can expect a lot more judges like Stevens, Ginsberg, and Breyer, none of which have any reluctance to legislate from the bench. With a whole court of that kind of justices, the Constitution will have no defenders or protection at all.
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engineer
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 09:30 am
@Woiyo9,
Why can't someone who has empathy with others make a great constitutional judge? Obama did not say the court should make their own laws or assume the Constitution says things that it doesn't.

The President, Republican or a Democrat, uses a lot of criteria in choosing a justice. That they would have the knowledge to interpret the Constitution should be the biggest, but it's not the only one. If Obama wants to ensure they are empathetic to the millions affected by their decisions, that's ok. That's probably a better litmus test than saying they must be for or against abortion or be a loyal party partisan.
Foxfyre
 
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Reply Tue 7 Oct, 2008 10:49 pm
@engineer,
engineer wrote:

Why can't someone who has empathy with others make a great constitutional judge? Obama did not say the court should make their own laws or assume the Constitution says things that it doesn't.

The President, Republican or a Democrat, uses a lot of criteria in choosing a justice. That they would have the knowledge to interpret the Constitution should be the biggest, but it's not the only one. If Obama wants to ensure they are empathetic to the millions affected by their decisions, that's ok. That's probably a better litmus test than saying they must be for or against abortion or be a loyal party partisan.


The last thing you want in a Supreme Court justice is empathy that is obvious on the bench. The job of a Supreme Court justice is to interpret the law and evaluate the Constitutionality of the law, nothing more, nothing less. The last thing you want in a Supreme Court justice is somebody who makes decisions on legal or constitutional matters based on his personal ideology or how he personally feels about something. As long as the justices are committed to that principle, their personal views on abortion, the death penalty, or anything else won't matter one whit.

Beware the President who suggests that a Supreme Court justice has to have the right ideological perspective and will exercise it before he or she will be acceptable to sit on the high court.
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JTT
 
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Reply Thu 9 Oct, 2008 09:27 pm
@cjhsa,
Quote:
CJ: I'm black on the inside.


That's apparent from the screwy views you present here.
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:07 pm
@JTT,
Ah Ha!

JTT has revealed his racist nature.

Being black on the inside explains screwy views.

Snood, hey Snood! Did you see this?

Now you did it JTT.
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