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"New" Justice Souter is not the one I remember.
New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | August 10, 2005 | Chuck Douglas

Posted on 08/10/2005 5:34:33 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes

Chuck Douglas: 'New' Justice Souter is not the one I remember By CHUCK DOUGLAS Guest Commentary

THIS MONTH marks the 20th anniversary of the New Hampshire Supreme Court decision titled Merrill vs. City of Manchester. That case dealt with the question of public use in exactly the same context as did the recent Kelo vs. New London case in the United States Supreme Court. Justice David Souter sat on both cases but came to totally different conclusions.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New Hampshire
KEYWORDS: constitution; domain; eminent; eminentdomain; property; scotus; souter
I suppose this means that Mr. Souter has "grown" in his present job. As far as I'm concerned, this man cannot be hammered enough. Mr. Douglas was my congressman for one term before getting beat out for the job by that little weasel, Dick Swett.
1 posted on 08/10/2005 5:34:36 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes
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To: Past Your Eyes

The constitution is a living, breathing (and very flexible) guideline that should not be taken seriously when it comes to making law from the bench.


4 posted on 08/10/2005 5:38:49 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

Ooops.


5 posted on 08/10/2005 5:39:52 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: William Creel

"Now we have two congressmen just slightly better then Dick Swett, and a governor who is just like him. We need to defeat Lynch, Bradley, and that bald guy."

Good luck getting any of them out. I certainly would like to see a real non-RINO run against the little guy in my district. He's about as effective as a shower with no soap and water.


6 posted on 08/10/2005 5:40:47 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Torie; inquest; Sandy; deadhead; RaceBannon; Huck
Oh man this is a big smackdown from a former colleague on the NH Supreme Court. Souter getting what he so richly deserves.

And I know the argument he would use here. Like his decision in Kelo, it is garbage.

8 posted on 08/10/2005 5:47:11 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Jim Robinson

You didn't just ZOT yourself, did you?

I'll take a lack of response as a "Yes"...;)


9 posted on 08/10/2005 5:47:57 PM PDT by decal ("The French should stick to kisses, toast and fries.")
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To: Jim Robinson
The constitution is a living, breathing (and very flexible) guideline that should not be taken seriously when it comes to making law from the bench.

OK pal, where's Jim?

10 posted on 08/10/2005 5:48:09 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: jwalsh07

He's been zotted.


11 posted on 08/10/2005 5:50:55 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

About dang time.


13 posted on 08/10/2005 5:52:42 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: William Creel

I'm sorry, but Dick Swett sounds like something you'd need a medicated powder of some type to deal with.


14 posted on 08/10/2005 5:54:44 PM PDT by Skip Ripley
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To: Skip Ripley

Geez, I've seen some unfortunate names in my time, but this is right up there in the top ten. "Dick Swett" Where are Beavis and Butthead when ya need 'em?


15 posted on 08/10/2005 5:58:44 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Where am I? Where am I going? Why am I in a handbasket?")
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To: dynachrome

His wife is the lovely and gracious Katrina Lantos Swett, daughter of Tom Lantos, D-California. They have a whole raft of kids with names like "Kismet".


16 posted on 08/10/2005 6:01:33 PM PDT by Past Your Eyes (I'm in favor of unplanned parenthood.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Hey...did you post get pulled? :)


17 posted on 08/10/2005 6:03:01 PM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: jwalsh07

Imagine Jim Robinson a stealth troll! I don't even think the viking kitties would have the heart to do it!


18 posted on 08/10/2005 6:15:26 PM PDT by Huck (Whatever.)
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To: Past Your Eyes

Is it possible that some radical leftists will masquerade as conservatives for their entire judicial careers at the relatively unimportant state levels just so they can position themselves to be Republican SCOTUS nominees?


19 posted on 08/10/2005 6:17:59 PM PDT by Jim_Curtis
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Is this a stealth troll?

: )


(Just kidding!! Please don't zot me!!)


20 posted on 08/10/2005 6:18:03 PM PDT by Politicalmom (Just one more reason to hate the government....)
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...that little weasel, Dick Swett.

oh my LAWD.. that's his real name???

21 posted on 08/10/2005 10:45:16 PM PDT by King Prout (and the Clinton Legacy continues: like Herpes, it is a gift that keeps on giving.)
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To: King Prout

It most certainly is.


22 posted on 08/11/2005 2:40:47 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: Past Your Eyes
...beat out for the job by that little weasel, Dick Swett.

Any relation to racing's Dick Trickle? Both sound like a personal problem.

23 posted on 08/11/2005 7:55:17 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Disregard the law of unintended consequences at your own risk.)
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To: Still Thinking

I think there's a pill you can take that will fix both situations.


24 posted on 08/11/2005 11:47:48 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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