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Affirmative Action in the Supreme Court
The Provocateur ^ | 05/03/2009 | Mike Volpe

Posted on 05/03/2009 3:03:52 PM PDT by fiscon1

It appears that there will be discrimination in choosing the next Supreme Court nominee.

Not white. Not male. Not a career judge.

Those were just some of the criteria senators outlined Sunday as they discussed their hopes for the next Supreme Court justice.

With Justice David Souter retiring this summer, Democrats in particular said the vacancy is an opportunity for President Obama to diversify the high court -- not just by choosing a woman or minority justice, but a candidate with a resume that includes something other than years on the bench.

(Excerpt) Read more at theeprovocateur.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: affirmativeaction; agenda; bhojudicialnominees; bhoscotus; discrimination; diversity; obama; preferences; souter; supremecourt; whitemales

1 posted on 05/03/2009 3:03:52 PM PDT by fiscon1
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To: fiscon1

There isn’t a single southerner on the Supreme Court.


2 posted on 05/03/2009 3:05:08 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: fiscon1

I just want the GOP to fight on this. This is a fight that can reveal how radical Obama is. We should have fought harder on Ginsberg and others. We may not win but we can hurt Obama and the left and may force him to choose someone who is more moderate than he would like which would be a victory.


3 posted on 05/03/2009 3:06:29 PM PDT by Maelstorm (With eyes wide shut)
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To: fiscon1

Reverse racism will be a factor


4 posted on 05/03/2009 3:07:03 PM PDT by omega4179 (Boycott government communist tractor factories!)
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To: Maelstorm
We may not win but we can hurt Obama and the left and may force him to choose someone who is more moderate than he would like which would be a victory.

I doubt we could hurt Obama, but we could hurt some some of the senators who vote for Obama's nominee.

5 posted on 05/03/2009 3:08:17 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: Paleo Conservative

How about the “Rev.” Jesse Jackson?
Isn’t he owed for his many years of faithful racist rabble rousing and corporation shakedowns?
In the spirit of Obama’s home state political machine traditions of blackmail, corruption, etc.


6 posted on 05/03/2009 3:12:37 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Mainstream Media cheered: Ascension of Castro, Chavez and now Obama.)
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To: OldArmy52

Or Ayers?
Or Obama’s church minister?
Or Chavez, Castro, Ortega, Mugabe or other deserving, qualified person?


7 posted on 05/03/2009 3:13:49 PM PDT by OldArmy52 (Mainstream Media cheered: Ascension of Castro, Chavez and now Obama.)
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To: Paleo Conservative
There isn’t a single southerner on the Supreme Court.

Is there a single non-Ivy Leaguer on the court? This nation would be far better off with fewer Ivy Leaguers in high government positions of every type.

8 posted on 05/03/2009 3:19:13 PM PDT by Will88
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To: fiscon1

Obama’s first choice will be a smokescreen.... The first candidate will be a lightning rod for conservative criticisim and will be way too liberal for even many Dems and this candidate will be withdrawn.

Obamas second nominee will be the one he wants on the bench.


9 posted on 05/03/2009 3:23:25 PM PDT by ChiefJayStrongbow
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To: fiscon1

Here is my equisitely politically correct EPC suggestion for the next Supreme Court Justice: She needs to be a Korean-American trisexual who is married to Latina Wiccan. ;<}


10 posted on 05/03/2009 3:29:17 PM PDT by Irish Queen (4 square Irish)
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To: fiscon1

Who needs a Supreme Court? Obama’s got it all under control.


11 posted on 05/03/2009 3:29:55 PM PDT by Third Person (there's a fine line between clever and stupid.)
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To: Maelstorm

Chill out, folks.

Absolutely nothing could be worse that Souter...or make much of a difference. The more outrageous, the more we have to laugh at when his/her concurring opinions come down.

What you have to watch for is the retirement of a conservative justice. THAT will be a disaster.


12 posted on 05/03/2009 3:32:14 PM PDT by plangent
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To: plangent

No you need to get fired up. We can not afford to roll over and play dead. This is an opportunity to make distinction between what we offer and what they offer. Even if it is to highlight the radical rulings of the justice people need to know and given what the left has down to Conservative justices we are obligated to not Chill out. It is by chilling out that the left has made so much progress in their goals of total domination of this country.


14 posted on 05/03/2009 3:44:10 PM PDT by Maelstorm (With eyes wide shut)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Yes we can hurt him exactly as you point out. If we highlight the how crazy and out-there his nominee is and keep it in the news and keep every last Republican vote in against them we can label him and and those that vote for the nominee as radicals out of the mainstream. Some battles aren’t about winning outright, its about winning on the peripheral. We should take note of the strategy of the left which as won not by winning every battle but simply never stopping the attack.


15 posted on 05/03/2009 3:50:01 PM PDT by Maelstorm (With eyes wide shut)
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To: fiscon1

Maybe zerobama will choose the first one-armed hispanic transgendered midget

Think of all those happy liberals!


16 posted on 05/03/2009 3:59:46 PM PDT by silverleaf (We live in interesting times: now the entire IRS works for a tax evader)
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To: silverleaf

at least that would be a minority.


17 posted on 05/03/2009 4:01:54 PM PDT by fiscon1
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To: fiscon1

I’m still waiting for someone to call for a conservitive march on Washington for July 4. Obambi thinks he won this election by a landslide and recieved a mandate.

I say its time we marched on Washington and told him, hell no.


18 posted on 05/03/2009 4:03:23 PM PDT by southernerwithanattitude ({new and improved redneck})
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To: Will88

Amen to THAT !!! (NO Ivy leaguers in federal office !)


19 posted on 05/03/2009 4:17:03 PM PDT by texson66 (DemonRats: Remember: They have what it takes to TAKE WHAT YOU HAVE!)
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To: Maelstorm

Imagine a Supremes nominee being confirmed without a single Republican vote. Only one party to blame.

Won’t stop it from happening, but it would be a worthwhile gesture, JMHO.


20 posted on 05/03/2009 4:19:10 PM PDT by elcid1970
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To: fiscon1
"diversify the high court"

They will be wanting to put Al Franken on the USSC?

21 posted on 05/03/2009 4:46:37 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gots to buy no gas...Obama take care o' me!")
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To: fiscon1
Not white. Not male. Not a career judge.

Janice Rodgers Brown, please.

22 posted on 05/03/2009 8:50:32 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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