Skip to comments.Rudy (Giuliani) On Judges
Posted on 02/09/2007 4:46:09 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Given the more liberal tendencies of Rudy Giuliani on abortion and guns, conservatives have expressed serious misgivings about his run for the nomination. However, the main effect that a President can have on these issues involves his or her outlook on the judiciary. The federal court system has been the main battleground for both issues, with Roe specifically precluding any kind of legislative action. Court nominations have become one of the essential considerations for presidential contenders -- and it may be more important for Giuliani than any other Republican candidate.
Giuliani has hinted that he would nominate jurists in the mold of Antonin Scalia and John Roberts. Today, at a visit with the South Carolina GOP Executive Committee, an audience member pressed him for his position. His campaign office has supplied us with the transcript of his answer:
On the Federal judiciary I would want judges who are strict constructionists because I am. I'm a lawyer. I've argued cases in the Supreme Court. I've argued cases in the Court of Appeals in different parts of the country. I have a very, very strong view that for this country to work, for our freedoms to be protected, judges have to interpret not invent the Constitution. Otherwise you end up, when judges invent the constitution, with your liberties being hurt. Because legislatures get to make those decisions and the legislature in South Carolina might make that decision one way and the legislature in California a different one. And that's part of our freedom and when that's taken away from you that's terrible.
It sounds as if Rudy has what could be an unbeatable combination. His personal views trend to the center and perhaps even liberal on these issues -- but he wants to nominate jurists that will return these questions to the...
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That's what I always thought...couldn't tell by some of the so called conservative talking heads during Katrina though.
..the stuff of flame wars...
Their arguments more closely resemble a Monty Python skit as opposed to reasoned, fact based, analytical give and take.
Since 1978, merit selection has been used to select judges of New York Citys criminal and family courts and to fill mid-term vacancies on the citys civil court. Established by executive order, the mayors advisory committee on the judiciary evaluates applicants and nominates highly qualified candidates. The mayor may not appoint a judge who has not been nominated by the committee. http://www.ajs.org/js/NY_methods.htm All based on merit selection and all come from an advisory committee which means in liberal NY the chances of finding a conservative judge based on merit would be nil to non-existent.
Scum is nice to some of the things I and others have been called on here recently!
..it has been crazy around here the last couple of weeks...
Thank for for finding that. I will save it.
What SOME people here are pointing to is a questionable remark on a blog ... a Democratic blog no less. Since when are comments on Liberal blogs taken as gospel? The the commentor, Mike, made anti-Rudy comments elsewhere online.
I know we would not get away with posting from such reviled sources!
If it is against Rudy now, it is fair game from anywhere.
And like I said earlier--IT'S ONLY FEBRUARY!
I know! Look at it this way -- a year from now most of the frontloaded primaries will be finished.
I was so happy in 2004 when we voted at the beginning of February because we had DemocRAT ads on TV for several months all the time. I wanted to throw something at my TV but Oklahoma democRATs did give Kerry a 3rd place finish and he said that night not office for OK. I was cheering!
..I have a soft spot in my heart for OK. My father was born there and is a serious Sooner fan...
They also keep claiming that the president has powers that NO president has EVER had.
Worst of all, they ares pining for a candidate to support, who has NEVER existed and NEVER shall; but if he did, they would quickly turn against, for some reason/s.
Welcome to the club. :-)
You missed '99 and 2000 here. :-)
So am I -- have season tickets to Sooner football games. In fact, it has been cold here and was wearing my gameday OU hooded sweatshirt when I went out today! Have a whole drawer plus of Sooner gear!
Their candidate would do something wrong and bingo -- he would be in the trash heap with us!
Things were really starting to heat up...
Rudy in on the right side of the issues that matter most to me. My 18 year old daughter and 22 year old son do not need any stinking law to tell her abortion is wrong. My daughter in HS debates on the issue. Good for her.
This Reagan Republican doesn't like hand guns, think they are too easy to purchase at gun shows and don't see a problem with registration and waiting periods. To some of these clowns that disqualifies me as a Conservative. My dad a Goldwater Republican felt the same way. To some on this board my conservative credentials wouldn't measure up. Bugs the spit out of me.
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