"Kagan is now solicitor general, the top government lawyer who argues the administration's cases before the Supreme Court, and was dean of Harvard Law School. But she has never been a judge."
So why with all the potential candidates would anyone nominate a person for the highest court who has never been a judge? And do we really want a Supreme court of only Harvard Graduates... so East Coast Centric? Who is representing the voice of America. Washington isn't America. The current Administration believes that the United States only exists on the East Coast.
That makes sense. You wouldn't let a Doctor who had never performed surgery do open heart surgery without a little practice... would you? Would you want that Doctor to operate on you?
No, it's not. Many of the greatest Supreme Court justices were never judges. Earl Warren who was appointed by Dwight Eisenhower, for example. Ditto Rehnquist appointed by Reagan and Arthur Goldberg appointed by Kennedy, and William O. Douglas appointed by Roosevelt. Besides, Kagan would have been a federal judge if the GOP hadn't shelved her appointment by Clinton.
I assume you supported Sonia Sotomayor who did serve as a judge???
I did some checking because Mike is busy. There have been 111 Supreme Court judges - if confirmed, Kagan would be the 41st judge with no bench experience. So roughly a third of the SC judges have NOT been judges.
"The court will be in the pocket of the left for the next 40 years."
Kagan won't put the court in the pocket of the left. She is replacing Stevens which will still leave the conservatives in a 5-4 majority. Ginzburg is the next likely retirement. So if Obama appoints a liberal to replace her, the conservatives will still have a 5-4 majority.
And you're going to do what about it? Latest finding, the people still want Dem's in power, since all the Repub's want it to stop progress. They just want new blood in. The old guys are fighting too much. But they still want a party willing to change. The right refuses to change, in fact want to go backwards. Which way's better? Closed minded and out of power, or open to new ideas, and helping each other? And I'm not talking socialism. Just giving a damn. What the right won't do. Gos forbids it.
I read yesterdays paper. People are fed up with DC, but see the conservs as hindering everything. At least the dems are trying to bring America into the 21st century. They're just screwin it up with their approach. But they're trying. Repubs refuse to even try.
as for 2012, you better do better than Palin. Obama would still be the better choice. And as for everyone being sick of it, half right. Fight with the other half. I'm smarter though. Moderate.
Just by the fact that she did not allow the Military to recruit on a campus that accepts Federal money and believes that Government has the right to overtake free speech and gun rights is enough to make me pray she does not get in. A typical socialist.
mmm, I have already published a hub on Elena Kagan she is probably the mot qualified and able person in the United States to take on the role right now. In fact she has been appearing beofre the Supreme Court as Solicitor-General for some time. Many would say that is harder that being a Supreme Court judge itself !
They're just freaking out that Obama got to pick a judge during his term. Can't have a dem making decisions. They forget, their anti abortion fight is over a mostly catholic bench that made it legal. But the righteous will have their way some day. Judgement day.
Well, there is nothing sinister about the National Council of La Raza. Like the NRA and Chamber of Commerce, its just a lobbying group, on behalf of Hispanic causes. It isn't a racist or anti-American group.
Why is being an idealist a good idea? Why wouldn't having experience in the practical world be of more benefit? I do not believe we should discriminate against anyone based on their age or anything else.
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