Well justice Souter is retiring....

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ah what the heck. I'm just going to set back and watch it all happen. Sniffles you are going to get your wish after all.

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Submitted by mudcat on Fri, 05/01/2009 - 7:13am.

With Obama's skill in making appointments there can be no doubt that we are going to get a left-wing loon (with tax problems) to replace him. Then another to replace Stevens and possibly Ginsburg. Then Roberts will resign in disgust and we will be totally out of control.

Of course the Senate has to confirm all appointments, so I wouldn't worry about that, the process is very fair and so are the hearings.

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Fri, 05/01/2009 - 8:18am.

We're quite a way aways from a "tipping point" with regard to the Supreme Court. 7 of the nine justices were nominated by Republicans, 2 by Democrats. Even with Souter stepping down, that still leaves the ratio 6:3 which is a two to one advantage by most non-homeskool, non-Alabama public school mathematical models.

Interestingly, we have the most Catholic supreme court in our nation's history. Only 12 Catholics total have ever served on the Supreme Court, but 5 current justices now do, and a sixth, Clarence "Slappy" Thomas, was raised as a Catholic and attended Catholic schools. 56% Catholic court, despite making up only 24% of America's population.

Other interesting fact: 2 Jewish Justices, 22% of the court despite only 1% of America being Jewish. Oy Vey!

Only 2 Protestant Supremes, and Souter was one of them.

I am crossing my fingers and praying that Obama nominates Harold Koh, the Korean-American professor who has the most expertise in international law of anyone in America. Fox News has already slandered him seven ways till Sunday so you KNOW he will be good for America.

Alternatively, Obama could nominate William Jefferson Clinton to the Supreme Court, it's not unheard of to nominate a former president.... Laughing out loud

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 1:01pm.

Did Billbo get his license reinstated?

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Submitted by sniffles5 on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 3:26pm.

He didn't get his license reinstated, but that's the beauty of the Supreme Court: it's not required!

The only requirements to be a Supreme Court Justice are:

  • White male with a seven figure net worth
  • Member of the Federalist Society
  • Have a demonstrated history of antipathy towards women and/or minorities
  • Willing to subvert the Constitution as necessary to protect the Republican party

I believe those requirements only apply to Republican nominees, I'm not sure... Eye-wink

Submitted by AtHomeGym on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 4:07pm.

So tell me, just how does Justice Thomas fit in your definition of the requirements?

Submitted by Blah Blah on Sun, 05/03/2009 - 3:43pm.

Would make a great supreme court judge. He is one of the all time great americans and would protect the people from corporations and religion nuts.

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