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Supreme Court Sweepstakes--Who's in the Running

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Waitone, Jun 27, 2005.

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  1. Waitone

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    First comprehensive listing of the candidates I've seen.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/2005-06-26-judges_x.htm?csp=N009

    If you could design your perfect SCOTUS judge and assume (yea, I know) he/she would operate as designed once seated, what would be your design parameters? I specifically refer to the second amendment since it is no doubt on the target list for future erasure.
     
  2. rock jock

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    Top candidate for an opening is AG Alberto Gonzales.

    Bush can't wait to make Hispanics happy by appointing one of their own to the SC. The Dems will love him - he's very "moderate". :barf:
     
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    How about El Tejon? He looks WASPy, but he has a Hispanic name. :D
     
  4. MudPuppy

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    "Bush can't wait to make Hispanics happy by appointing one of their own to the SC."

    You make it sound like that's a bad thing--if the guy is qualified, then why wouldn't an elected official try to serve the wishes of significant portion of his constituency?

    Biggest problem with that list is there's too many politicians and judges listed and no citizens.
     
  5. HankB

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    I have some diverse choices for SCOTUS appointments . . . preferably to replace the five who gave a green light to rich developers to bribe . . . errr, I mean, CONVINCE . . . local governments to steal private land on their behalf. None stands a snowball's chance in you-know-where of being nominated, but just off the top of my head, here are my suggestions:

    * Ann Coulter (Supports the 2nd, hated by liberals)

    * Condi Rice (Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment)

    * Walter Williams (Conservative/libertarian, believes in liberty)

    * Joe Olsen (Law professor out of MN. Saw him on a TV debate - articulate and VERY "Pro-2nd")

    * Ron Paul (Congressman from TX. Basically a Libertarian, but runs as a Republican. Believes in the Constitution.)

    * L. Neil Smith (Libertarian author of some very pro RKBA novels.)

    * Suzanna Hupp (TX legislator, survivor of the Luby's massacre. Actively pro-RKBA, and pretty good on other issues.)

    * Michelle Malkin (Actually believes our borders ought to be secure.)

    And one more . . . wait for it . . .

    * Michael Savage (Just to give liberals a heart attack) :evil:

    Of course, the Bushmen haven't asked for my opinion . . . :rolleyes:
     
  6. dolanp

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    Those 5th circuit candidates look alright. We can probably spare them. ;)
     
  7. lostone1413

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    You really think he will appoint anyone who cares about our freedoms? Look what he has done sofar to our freedoms. Friends like GWB think we need enemies? Sorry I even bothered to vote to be honest
     
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    If we could clone Clarence Thomas a few times, I'd be happy with that.

    Rick
     
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    I wisht it would be Janice Rogers Brown, the good woman just appointed to the DC Appeals Court. Here's a quote of hers from this speech:
    http://www.communityrights.org/PDFs/4-20-00FedSoc.pdf
    Emphasis mine

    So there are eligible people in the court system. Let's find them and demand that they be considered for Supreme Black Robe.
     
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    I don't think so, based on his pro immigration stance alone.

    My choice would be Bork, a strict constructionist.
     
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    Riley, darn it! I've been Borked by being "pro immigration." :D
     
  12. rock jock

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    He's not. That's the problem.
     
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    He'd have been a better Supreme Court justice than...

    Ah, never mind!
     
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    Even a rudimentary familiarity with the U.S. Constitution will no doubt be an automatic disqualifier. Wouldn't want to have anyone sitting on the Supreme Court who's actually read the thing.
     
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    The man who doesn't believe you have a right to privacy? Bah.
     
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    He's in good company then, with George Bush and the majority of congress who voted for the Patriot Act(s), not to mention the 5 SC justices who don't think you have a right to private property, either.
     
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    Bush isn't going to nominate anyone who may rule against, McCain-Feingold, PATRIOT, the War on (some) Drugs and numerous other items on his list of things to strip from the Constitution and BOR.
    IOW don't get your hopes set too high and you won't be disappointed.
     
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    Another vote for Janice Rogers Brown.

    She is like the 2nd coming of clarence thomas, only more eloquent and more outspoken.She is unapologetic in her restrictive views on takings and her hatred of collectivism and she would make an incredibly good justice.

    Read her Federalist Society speech "A Whiter Shade of Pale"

    Is she not awesome? Beleive!

    A taste for before you click:


    The very words from her mouth! Are you not in love?
     
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    Anyone like Bork, Thomas, Scalia, Rehnquist. The rest of them are worthless socialists, if not worse.
     
  20. rock jock

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    Bork would be one of the best justices this country has ever seen.
     
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    Bork would have been... Bork is a lot older now than he was in 1987. He is nearly 80 now and would not likely last very long in the big chair.

    It's a shame we got Kennedy instead of Bork in 87. What a waste of a seat.

    Thomas was a miracle when you look at everyone else who got nominated in the past 20 years.
     
  22. RangerHAAF

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    Luttig should be the 1st choice

    If I had to bet, my money would be on Luttig from the 4th circuit for the first vacancy. He's been put on the fast track for a long time and he's been personally affected by violent crime. He should be chosen to help return the court to it's roots of interpreting what the Constitution says, not legislating from the bench.

    After Luttig is in I'd go for Garza or Gonzales and finally Janice R. Brown 2-3 years from now or maybe Mark Pryor.
     
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