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To: TomGuy
Those with R haven't done such a stellar job of appointing justices.

The only big screwup I see is Souter. Otherwise, the GOP has always given us better judges than the Dems, at least in my lifetime. I didn't say perfect judges (is there such a thing?) just better judges.

14 posted on 03/08/2008 11:22:22 AM PST by squidly
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To: squidly

Recent justices and who appointed them:

(deceased) Rehnquist - Nixon (R) [Reagan appointed him Chief Justice)
(retired) O’Connor - Reagan (R)
Stevens - Ford (R)
Scalia - Reagan(R)
Kennedy - Reagan (R)
Souter - Bush I (R)
Thomas - Bush I (R)
Breyer - Clinton (D)
Ginsberg - Clinton (D)
Roberts - Bush II(R)
Alito - Bush II (R)

It would appear that anyone would have a difficult time blaming the ills of the SC on the Dems, considering only 2 of the current nine and previous two were appointed by Republicans.

http://www.usscplus.com/info/justices.htm


17 posted on 03/08/2008 11:35:03 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: squidly

Reagan screwed up with O’Connor and Kennedy.


20 posted on 03/08/2008 11:50:13 AM PST by LdSentinal
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To: squidly
Those with R haven't done such a stellar job of appointing justices.

The only big screwup I see is Souter. Otherwise, the GOP has always given us better judges than the Dems, at least in my lifetime. I didn't say perfect judges (is there such a thing?) just better judges.

Well you did qualify this by saying "in my lifetime" so...., but the R's have done just as pitiful a job over the last several decades as the dems.

Eisenhower (R) gave us Earl Warren, easily one or the two or three worst justices ever; Brennan and Stewart, leftist lunatics both.

Nixon (R): Blackman and Powell who gave us abortion, along with another Nixon appointee Berger (and the aforementioned Brennan and Stewart)---yes, Eisenhower and Nixon appointed 5 of the 7 justices that gave us Roe v Wade.

Ford (R) gave us the left winger Stephens.

Reagan (R) gave us Sandra Day O' Left-Wing and Anthony Kennedy who is no conservative.

Bush the Elder (R) gave us Souter the Puke.

Based on history, no need to vote for a R just to give us better justices because it doesn't happen. I'd pick Kennedy's Byron White over any of the "republican" justices during the last 50 years.

22 posted on 03/08/2008 11:54:58 AM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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