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Posted on 11/07/2012 5:03:34 AM PST by KeyLargo
Supreme Court Nominees: The Most Critical Issue Obama and Romney Have Not Discussed
Derek Miles in Politics, Courts
Supreme Court Nominees The Most Critical Issue Obama and Romney Have Not Discussed
Upon leaving office, President Dwight D. Eisenhower was asked what the biggest mistake of his presidency was.
His reply was simple and telling I made two. And theyre both sitting on the Supreme Court. Whereas Eisenhower was relegated to a role of private citizen following his second term in office, his Supreme Court appointments remained on the bench for decades
It is this very reason that many believe that Supreme Court appointments are the most important decisions that are made by presidents during their time in office.
While the presidency is muddled with political battles waged in order to impede progress, the Supreme Court is bound only by the Constitution and federal laws. And, as was demonstrated to us over the summer with the Obamacare health care ruling, the buck often stops with the Supreme Court.
(Excerpt) Read more at policymic.com ...
My brother and I were just talking about this. Better pray none of our appointees die or retire.
This is going to kill us. I’m surprised this was not a bigger campaign issue. The whole ball of wax pretty much sucks.
Eric Holder and Valerie Jarrett will probably be the next two appointees to the Supreme Court.
Certainly they will get support from Mitch McConnell.
Once the balance on the SCOTUS is shifted to the liberals, expect a review of Heller and MacDonald that only allows posession of a firearm in your home and nowhere else without special permissions, licenses and massive fees.
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Now we can look forward to Justice Jesse Jackson and Justice Maxine Waters.
P.S. This was why ObamaCare and Afghanistan weren't big campaign issues, either. Both candidates were on the same side of these issues.
I am not sure Mittens would have protected the constitution with his appointments but we know the African Muslim will not.
“I am not sure Mittens would have protected the constitution with his appointments but we know the African Muslim will not.”
well, Romney couldn’t make that argument for himself.
I would say the delightful cass sunstein is up next. He
just left his czar position a few months ago and i believe
this will be why.
I thought we would be like England in 40-50 years. Now i
see it will be about 10.
Looking through the threads this morning... just makes me incredibly sad. The people here who worked hard to convince their fellow conservatives not to vote for Romney are beating their chests and patting themselves on the back. And as you say, “Now we can look forward to Justice Jesse Jackson and Justice Maxine Waters.” Too many people think that this is all just a game.
Say what? As of yesterday, Romney doesn't have any (expletiveofyourchoicefilledinhere) say in the matter.
Zero gets to put whichever communist dyke lesbian he wants on the court and she'll be rubberstamped by his Senate.
Kiss the constitution goodbye, what's left of it, and who was that guy... that guy that the Republican powersthatbe decided it was his turn now... oh yeah The Mittster... he's not in the loop on those decisions, but OTOH he's not hurting any at all, is he?
A little late to worry about it now, isn’t it? We lost, we’re their victims from here on.
Yes. I think is was one more factor of Romney losing because of those voers that based on their principals, and the Paulites chose to not vote for the top of the ticket at all.
“A little late to worry about it now, isnt it? We lost, were their victims from here on.”
The article was written before Obama was re-annointed.
When I went to a local gun shop and the man behind the counter said that he and many others would not vote for Romney, “because he is rich and will take away my social security”. I knew it was over.
I will most likely not renew my NRA membership and just concentrate on conserving my resources to take care of myself and my family.
Somehow I doubt Romney would have appointed someone like Elena Kagan to the SCt. No way in hell.
As if I am not feeling bad enough already, this reminder is another kick in the teeth.
That is why many, many conservatives told others that at least vote for the chance that Romney would appoint Justices that would abide by the Constitution, knowing that Obama will appoint Justices that will not.
Future of an Aging Court Raises Stakes of Presidential Vote
The winner of the race for president will inherit a group of justices who frequently split 5 to 4 along ideological lines. That suggests that the next president could have a powerful impact if he gets to replace a justice of the opposing side.
This election could shape the court for decades to come, said Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice, a liberal advocacy group.
It is, of course, impossible to predict when a vacancy will occur. (Justice John Paul Stevens spent 35 years on the court and retired at 90, while Justice Robert H. Jackson, who served in the 1940s and 1950s, died of a heart attack at 62.) A 2006 study in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy found that the average retirement age for justices was 78.7.
Justice Ginsburg, a stalwart of the courts liberal bloc, has been treated for pancreatic cancer. Justice Antonin Scalia, the courts most visible conservative, is 76. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, frequently the swing vote, is 75. And Justice Stephen G. Breyer, like Justice Ginsburg a Democratic appointee, is about to turn 74.