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A look at potential Obama nominees to high court (Includes MA Governor Deval Patrick!)
New York Newsday / The Associated Press ^ | April 30, 2009

Posted on 04/30/2009 9:11:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Among the people President Barack Obama is likely to consider to replace Justice David Souter:

— U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, a former Harvard University law professor.

— Judge Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

— Pam Karlan, a law professor at Stanford University.

— Judge Margaret McKeown of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: abortion; banglist; moralabsolutes; obama; prolife; scotus; souter; supremecourt

1 posted on 04/30/2009 9:11:41 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You mean, Mass. governor.


2 posted on 04/30/2009 9:13:48 PM PDT by Catholic Iowan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like the kook from the 9th Circus. The 9th Circus is always good for a laugh or two. Especially when they are dealing with legal decisions. The SCOTUS could use a little humor right now.


3 posted on 04/30/2009 9:14:21 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/INSIDE-WASHINGTON-Rude-apf-15091434.html/print)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Headline reads: “A look at potential Obama nominees to high court (Includes NY Governor Deval Patrick!)”

I thought Deval Patrick was Mass. and that Paterson was NY.


4 posted on 04/30/2009 9:15:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Surely you can’t be serious. Deval Patrick is the governor of MA not NY. I don’t think David Paterson is even a lawyer.


5 posted on 04/30/2009 9:15:13 PM PDT by Paleo Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So this list is cast in stone, just because the AP says so??

Extremely premature, and nothing more than news fodder at this point. In fairness, I doubt that the Administration even has a long list at this point....

In any case, I thin Obama’s biggest problem will be his own Democrats in the Senate....not the Republicans....


6 posted on 04/30/2009 9:16:22 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts....)
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To: Paleo Conservative

Is there a difference?:)


7 posted on 04/30/2009 9:18:01 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll nominate a woman. He has to.


8 posted on 04/30/2009 9:20:25 PM PDT by SeanOGuano
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How about Al Franken?


9 posted on 04/30/2009 9:25:21 PM PDT by taxesareforever (Quick justice for the senseless killing of Marine Lance Cpl. Robert Crutchfield.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Actually, the article misses a few nominees rumored to be on Obama's short list...

- - Mickey Pfleger,

- - Cindy Sheehan,

- - Ward Churchill,

- - Daniel Ortega,

- - Cher

and his very favorite...

- - Bill Ayers

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10 posted on 04/30/2009 9:27:51 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh, please, please, take Deval Patrick out of MA!


11 posted on 04/30/2009 9:28:36 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SeanOGuano; GOP_Lady; Tax-chick
He’ll nominate a woman. He has to.

Or else!


12 posted on 04/30/2009 9:32:26 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: SuziQ
Oh, please, please, take Deval Patrick out of MA!

Being from ME, I understand your misery but do you think the country really needs him?

13 posted on 04/30/2009 9:33:12 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Larry Sabato, Professor of Law, U of Virginia Law School.
14 posted on 04/30/2009 9:33:25 PM PDT by HapaxLegamenon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sotomayor will be the next Justice on the SCOTUS.


15 posted on 04/30/2009 9:42:52 PM PDT by trumandogz (The Democrats are driving us to Socialism at I00 MPH -The GOP is driving us to Socialism at 97.5 MPH)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
There is always H!

What better way to put her out of the TOTUS action?

16 posted on 04/30/2009 9:44:48 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Bean Counter

It doesn’t work that way - he’ll only put a name before a Dem run committee that has the votes going into hearings. It’s a lay down deal - he’ll get exactly what he wants.


17 posted on 04/30/2009 9:46:33 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No matter what, I’m sure it will be some far left wing goon that the media tells us is a moderate...


18 posted on 04/30/2009 9:47:11 PM PDT by Tzimisce (http://groups.myspace.com/nailthemessiah)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Guaranteed: A radical-lunatic. America is crumbling.........
19 posted on 04/30/2009 9:49:37 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (A woman will be the next President; I hope it's Palin instead of HRC.)
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To: SuziQ

“Oh, please, please, take Deval Patrick out of MA!”

Send him back to Chicago tarred,feathered and on a rail.


20 posted on 04/30/2009 9:49:50 PM PDT by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan - with her vast courtroom experience - she’ll be a shoe in. /s


21 posted on 04/30/2009 10:14:57 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any Muslim federal judges out there ?


22 posted on 04/30/2009 10:26:27 PM PDT by TheCipher
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To: SuziQ
Oh, please, please, take Deval Patrick out of MA!

I would like to see him out of here too...but as a result of a kick in the pants by the voters next year. Even the moonbats have stopped chanting "Yes We Can". Patrick has a sad 33% approval rating right now...I'm even wondering if he'll survive the primary!

He would be the worst kind of Supreme Court justice. It would be straight line ideology...he would base every vote on political correctness. He wouldn't even need a law clerk. Cases? Constitution? No, he'd feeeeel his vote.
23 posted on 04/30/2009 10:51:44 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When more than 98% of the Republicans on Capitol Hill vote against a bill, it is not bipartisan.)
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To: LostInBayport

What, no Harriet Meyers on the list?

My bet is Medea Benjamin.


24 posted on 04/30/2009 11:52:14 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The time has come to tell the salmon-eating international busybodies to mind their own business.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kim Wardlaw would be an excellent choice. If O’s going with a woman, hope he picks her. Diane Wood and Sonia Sotomayor are not so excellent but still very good choices. Wood is way preferable to Sotomayor though. I think we can probably rule out the politicians and law profs for this seat.
25 posted on 05/01/2009 3:47:55 AM PDT by Sandy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Bookmark
26 posted on 05/01/2009 4:02:51 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Are any of these candidates homosexuals?

Seeing as there is sort of an affirmative action mentality on the SC, it might be argued that Souter has the “gay” seat. Oh, wait, he’s not an open homosexual.

Just a “confirmed bachelor.” Ahem.


27 posted on 05/01/2009 4:43:06 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: armymarinemom

Just so long as WE don’t have to fool with him anymore! He’s so incompetent, he probably wouldn’t be the instigator of too much on the Supremes.


28 posted on 05/01/2009 6:34:22 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I guess it depends on who has the most money to spend on the seat...

29 posted on 05/01/2009 6:35:59 AM PDT by ~Vor~ (A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.)
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To: LostInBayport
He would be the worst kind of Supreme Court justice. It would be straight line ideology...he would base every vote on political correctness.

Then he'd be no different than any other nominee put forth by That One, but he'd be a lot less smart, or competent.

30 posted on 05/01/2009 6:36:21 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: taxesareforever

He should be keelhauled..just on general principles..


31 posted on 05/01/2009 10:33:15 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: trumandogz
Sotomayor will be the next Justice on the SCOTUS.

She would be ideal for Obama. She gives a bigger middle finger to the constitution than Ginsburg.

32 posted on 05/01/2009 1:13:49 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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