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  •  Hopefully Obama renominates Goodwin Liu (10+ / 0-)

    and Halligan, and just to make teahadi heads explode, he should see if he can appoint one William Jefferson Clinton to a vacancy.

    I agree with President Obama, our country's journey is not yet complete. We must continue the work that our forebearers at Seneca Falls started, and put the Equal Rights Amendment into our Constitution.

    by pistolSO on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 08:33:06 AM PST

    •  Pam Karlan would be on my short list n/t (6+ / 0-)

      Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. --Martin Luther King Jr.

      by Egalitare on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 08:43:28 AM PST

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      •  For SCOTUS (7+ / 0-)

        should an appointment be necessary.

        Man, we need to win in 2016. It's always about the SCOTUS.

        "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. [...] There would be no place to hide."--Frank Church

        by Joan McCarter on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:26:15 AM PST

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        •  Because Thomas Jefferson was right (3+ / 0-)
          At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account.
    •  I'm saving him for the Supreme Court. (4+ / 0-)
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      TofG, David54, pistolSO, a2nite

      And guess who else I want appointed to the Supreme Court.

      Why is it easier to buy a gun than it is to register to vote in most states?

      by 88kathy on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:20:26 AM PST

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    •  As much as I would enjoy Judge Clinton… (1+ / 0-)
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      1. Bill Clinton was disbarred, meaning he cannot be a judge;
      2. He is an effective attack dog who would be defanged by sitting on a bench;
      3. He's too old now, you want to put 35-40 year olds on the Federal bench and 50 year olds on the SCOTUS so that they have a good 25-30 years of service.

      Antonin Scalia: 27 years Reagan (77 now, 50 when nominated)
      Anthony Kennedy: 25 years Reagan (77, 52wn)
      Clarence Thomas: 22 years Bush Sr. (65, 43wn)
      Ruth Bader Ginsburg: 20 years Clinton (80, 60wn)
      Stephen G. Breyer: 19 years Clinton (75, 56wn)
      John Roberts: 8 years Bush Jr. (58, 50wn)
      Samuel A. Alito: 7 years Bush Jr. (63, 56wn)
      Sonia Sotomayor: 4 years Obama (59, 55wn)
      Elena Kagan: 3 years Obama (53, 50wn)
      Average age of GOP nominees 50. Average age of Dem nominees 55. I for one cannot wait for a Democratic POTUS to have the opportunity to replace Scalia, Kennedy, or Thomas and do so with someone in their 40s. If we could have two term Dem follow Obama then we could end up with a 7-2 majority on the court. If a GOoPer follows Obama then they could end up with that 7-2 majority.

      Union-printed, USA-made, signs, stickers, swag for everyone:

      by DemSign on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:39:55 AM PST

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