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How Obama Could Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism
TBI ^ | 11-7-2012 | Erin Fuchs

Posted on 11/07/2012 2:19:07 PM PST by blam

How Obama Could Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism

Erin Fuchs
Nov. 7, 2012, 12:48 PM

While the nation's highest court barely got a mention this election season, President Barack Obama could reshape the conservative-leaning Supreme Court now that he has won.

To be sure, two of the court's oldest justices are liberals: 79-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg and 74-year-old Stephen Breyer.

But other septuagenarians fill the court's less liberal wing, too – namely the mercurial swing vote Anthony Kennedy and the bombastic right-winger Antonin Scalia, both of whom are 76.

If Kennedy retires, Obama can replace him with a justice who more frequently sides with liberals on issues from employee rights to class-action lawsuits, Daniel Fisher writes for Forbes.

And Obama could have a chance to replace Scalia with a justice who's his ideological opposite.

Since Obama already appointed Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, he could conceivably have a chance to be responsible for half of the court's justices, Paul Brandus pointed out in The Week.

And a liberal-leaning court could undo past decisions that favored conservatives like Citizens United, which opened the door for corporations to freely bankroll elections.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: election; judges; liberals; supremecourt

1 posted on 11/07/2012 2:19:13 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
King Obama will load liberals/communists in the SC. You can bet on that. His ambition is to become America's first dictator. And there is nothing to stop him.
2 posted on 11/07/2012 2:21:35 PM PST by Logical me
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To: blam

SCOTUS is already liberal.

It upheld the idea that the government can mandate what you must spend your own money on.


3 posted on 11/07/2012 2:23:14 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: blam

How Obama Could Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism

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Impossible. It’s already a Bastion of Liberalism. Beginning with the Cheap Justice hisself.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 2:23:22 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: blam

Doesn’t matter anymore.

1. He’s already got his liberal majority on SCOTUS. Roberts is a traitor.

2. SCOTUS will not be able to stop what is coming regardless of who is on it.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 2:23:30 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: blam

The court is usually pretty careful to make sure they don’t end up as targets. If they became a problem the House could easily eliminate their protective service. You did know those old folks don’t run too fast.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 2:23:47 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Safrguns

IF Republicans take the Senate in 2 years we can limit what this turd can do.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 2:24:35 PM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeMan55
IF Republicans take the Senate in 2 years we can limit what this turd can do.

But will they? Or will they pull their all too typical reach across the aisle crap?

8 posted on 11/07/2012 2:26:20 PM PST by Marathoner (Let America burn. IDGAF anymore.)
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To: blam; All
From the article: And a liberal-leaning court could...

Is this writer for real?

Or is the poster of this thread that naive?

"Could"???

What then have we had for at least the past 40 years?

Roe v. Wade...Webster...the "animus" decision vs. Colorado voters...judicial activism from rogue judges left and right!!! etc etc. etc.

"Could?"

"Left-leaning" -- as if that was going to come?

If the last 40 years has been somewhere near dead-center, look out for the next 40 years!!!

Hence, the headline of this piece is likewise ridiculous:
How Obama Could TURN The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism

"Turn?" "Turn?"

9 posted on 11/07/2012 2:27:00 PM PST by Colofornian (Some say "we're not voting 4 'pastor-in-chief'" --as if "gods-in-embryo" were divine only on Sundays)
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To: blam

It does not matter. I think, as a nation, we have tipped. This was the last gasp for a Republican and we lost. Four more years will not put us in a more favorable position. The demographics, MSM, immigration, and further damage to the fabric of our nation will not allow us to return to the POTUS. Rush thought there was enough left to resist a 2nd term for Ozero, but there was not and I think he recognized it today.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 2:27:05 PM PST by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: blam

If they can collapse the nation, the SCOTUS will become irrelevant as we will be reorganized with a social contract replacing the constitution (that most Americans see as outdated and too restrictive).


11 posted on 11/07/2012 2:27:22 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: blam

Given that Romney as Governor appointed known homosexual activists to the bench, I’m okay taking my chances with Obama.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 2:27:50 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: blam

Pray for the conuing good health and service of Justices Kennedy, Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, and Roberts too. Any replacements will be very very liberal.

Don’t forget that Obama also has four more years to pack the lower federal courts with liberals now too.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 2:28:18 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego ('s)
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To: ConservativeMan55

>>> IF Republicans take the Senate in 2 years we can limit what this turd can do.

We have had the power to remove bozo from office since 2010.

This was our last chance.

Time to pay the piper.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 2:28:52 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: Logical me

The errors in this article are appalling. Scalia is not a “bombastic” conservative but simply an honorable judge with an intelligent and centered view of his responsibilities, a rarity but exactly what his job is supposed to be and what Americans depend on him to do.
Sotomayor and Kagan are not merely “liberals” but deliberate violators of their oaths and responsibilities. They do not interpret law within congressional intent and Constitutionality but are specifically on the Court to replace Constitutional jurisprudence with progressive principles. They subvert by intent.


15 posted on 11/07/2012 2:29:19 PM PST by iacovatx (Conservatism is the political center--it is not "right" of center)
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To: blam

What a joke we have now, so nuke DC and be done with them.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 2:29:58 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: blam

The idea of America is over. Time for something different.


17 posted on 11/07/2012 2:30:14 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: blam

I heard that Kennedy and Scalia had planned on staying another four years should zero win re-election. Lets pray for good health.


18 posted on 11/07/2012 2:32:44 PM PST by ScottfromNJ
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To: boomop1
little sarc/
19 posted on 11/07/2012 2:32:50 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: blam

Liberalism? Hardly!

Four years from now the mojority on SCOTUS will share their worldview with HUgo Chavez.

And that is NOT a joke.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 2:33:12 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: blam

How’s Chief Justice Eric Holder sound?


21 posted on 11/07/2012 2:35:51 PM PST by sanjuanbob
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To: ScottfromNJ
I heard that Kennedy and Scalia had planned on staying another four years should zero win re-election. Lets pray for good health.

Yep, and add Thomas and Alito (or as Teddy would say, Alioto) to the list.

To hell with traitor Roberts.

22 posted on 11/07/2012 2:36:22 PM PST by Marathoner (Let America burn. IDGAF anymore.)
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To: Safrguns
Doesn’t matter anymore. 1. He’s already got his liberal majority on SCOTUS. Roberts is a traitor. 2. SCOTUS will not be able to stop what is coming regardless of who is on it.

Exactly, plus bend over Boehner wants to work with Dumbo. America as we knew it is gone.

23 posted on 11/07/2012 2:41:01 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: ConservativeMan55

put down the bong and back away slowly.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 2:43:58 PM PST by Segovia
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To: AlmaKing

All Red states should secede from the unholy union, keep the money they send to washington and be done with these thieves.


25 posted on 11/07/2012 2:44:47 PM PST by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: blam
How Obama Could Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism

How Obama WILL Turn The Supreme Court Into A Bastion Of Liberalism


26 posted on 11/07/2012 2:47:25 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Strange how paranoia can link up with reality now and then." -- Philip K. Dick)
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To: sanjuanbob
"How’s Chief Justice Eric Holder sound?"

The Lull Before the Civil Unrest Storm

27 posted on 11/07/2012 2:50:30 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

King BOZero reigns-—now elderly Buzzy Ruth and Euro Baldy can retire in peace and satisfaction. Full steam ahead judicial LIEberalism.....


28 posted on 11/07/2012 3:58:17 PM PST by tflabo
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To: blam

You just hit on the biggest problem of re-electing him. The Supreme Court could be a joke by the end of his term.


29 posted on 11/07/2012 4:50:34 PM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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