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Stevens Retiring: Now is the summer of our discontent
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Sam



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Him wrote:
ShadowCell wrote:
yes, although Congress can impeach them or they could voluntarily resign.

Having that system is to further entrench conservatism no doubt. Or create "stability" as it is popularly called.


The system of having justices appointed for life was to further entrench conservatism?

No, I .. think you really need to look into the history of the court.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judge Judy has been passed over twice now, pass her over a third time and that bitch is going to fuck shit up.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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that being said, i sorta hope obama goes all out and chooses someone really really liberal. it's not like he's not going to have a fight - he could pick the most conservative, reactionary judge in the country, and the hard-core right would dig in their heels, just because it was obama's choice. so why not go all out?

Because he doesn't want someone really liberal. He wants an unchecked executive branch, and no meaningful civil rights wherever "terrorism" is concerned.

Hell, just last week the man came right out and said publicly that he intends to execute an American citizen sans trial, wherever and whenever they find him. No one remotely like Stevens would approve a program like that.


wait, what? need a cite on this.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yep

goes to show you what your citizenship is worth.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are they retarded?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey, why let the scruffy bearded dudes destroy America? we're way better at it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no, why would they just come out and say it like that? just say 'oh, we're doing everything in our power to find him' and then when you do kapow in the face. i mean, you guys shoot civilians and get away with it, this shouldn't be a problem

just send a detroit cop with the soldiers to plant a knife on the body or something
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's actually a really good question. My guess would be, they think the political traction they'll get from being "tough on terror" outweighs the potential negative blowback from civil rights groups.

Most terrifying political calculation ever? Yup.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, it's Kagan.

Thoughts?
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mizike wrote:
So, it's Kagan.

Thoughts?

I knew it! He's packing the courts with Jews!

Now to give Stormfront a visit and see if that's what they're saying.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read (quite happily) this morning that this will be the first Supreme Court in US history without a single WASP. Surely, that's a sign of progress.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I knew it! Your Progressive Agenda is to discriminate against whites and Christians!
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only if they're proddies. Damned proddies.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't heard enough yet to form a proper opinion, and from the sounds of it may not until she gets some rulings under her belt. That said, Greenwald isn't exactly bullish on her civil rights/executive authority positions... so let's hope that turns out to be a communist herring.
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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in the fact that she's never been a judge. The NYTimes did a sneak peek at her when they named her as a contender a little over a week ago, and they pointed out the court had moved away from good lawyers to exclusively judges, and that will probably be a major point in her confirmation hearings.

She seems to have a good sense of humor... that may lead to some interesting quotes (a la the Sotomayor confirmation hearings). We'll see!
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