Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sessions says hed consider gay Supreme Court nominee
The Hill ^ | May 6, 2009 | J. Taylor Rushing

Posted on 05/06/2009 4:36:16 PM PDT by DesertRenegade

Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he could consider a gay nominee for the nation’s highest court.

“I’m not inclined to think that’s an automatic disqualification,” Sessions said of a gay nominee. He said he intends to consider only the nominee’s legal judgment when deciding his support for Justice David Souter’s proposed replacement.

“I may disagree with some legal opinion on those issues, but I think fundamentally it will be up to the president to submit somebody who would unite the country and would be a clear statement of a mainstream judge who commits himself to the law,” said Sessions, who will have a key role in any confirmation debate.

Sessions’s comments weren’t voiced universally in the GOP or in conservative circles Wednesday, suggesting a split among Republicans on whether the sexual orientation of a nominee should be a factor.

One Republican senator on Wednesday warned a gay nominee would be too polarizing.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2replacesouter; bho44; bhojudicialnominees; bhoscotus; homonaziagenda; homosexualagenda; jeffsessions; scotus; ssadisorder
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 next last
In my opinion, Sessions is totally wrong. An avowed homosexual judge by definition has their values system screwed up. Would we allow an out-and-proud alcoholic judge or an out-and-proud druggie judge (remember, for most of our history, homosexual sodomy was a crime). I think it shows a major lapse in judgement.
1 posted on 05/06/2009 4:36:16 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade
WTF
2 posted on 05/06/2009 4:37:57 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Smile you're on Janet's Candid Camera!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

Damned disappointed in Sessions. You either fight these socialist bastards or give up your seat to someone who will.


3 posted on 05/06/2009 4:38:17 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade
How about a trans gender horse fly.
4 posted on 05/06/2009 4:38:58 PM PDT by boomop1
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

The more I hear, the more I think our country is lost.


5 posted on 05/06/2009 4:39:04 PM PDT by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

Has he lost his ever lovin mind?


6 posted on 05/06/2009 4:39:23 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jim Robinson

I would have to agree with that Jim.


7 posted on 05/06/2009 4:40:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Pres__ent Obama's own grandmother says he was born in Kenya. She was there.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade
Now Announcing..........JUSTICE PEREZ HILTON!!!!
8 posted on 05/06/2009 4:40:19 PM PDT by jakerobins
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

It doesn’t really matter, Souter is probably gay anyway.


9 posted on 05/06/2009 4:40:34 PM PDT by Perdogg (0bama - America's Elegabalus)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: alice_in_bubbaland

That about covers it.


10 posted on 05/06/2009 4:40:46 PM PDT by rdl6989
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: edge10

Oh, no. Just as you think this pile of !@(*# we’re in couldn’t get any worse...


11 posted on 05/06/2009 4:40:59 PM PDT by Pravious
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday he could consider a gay nominee for the nation’s highest court.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (Ala.), the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is a complete moronic idiot and needs to go then. Him and all 535 members of the House and Senate.

Can’t we just file a massive class action against the Federal Government for violation of the Constitution.


12 posted on 05/06/2009 4:41:36 PM PDT by maddog55 (Socialism is communism with fewer re-education camps.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

Hey, while we’re at it...why choose someone with a law degree? Why not a hairdresser?

The lib side doesn’t seem to know the law anyway.

Actually, gay doesn’t bother me. It’s the lib part that scares me.


13 posted on 05/06/2009 4:41:45 PM PDT by Da Coyote
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: freekitty

Nope. He’s thrown it in Zero’s face.

He’s goading the Clown in the White House. By putting it out there, it is now in the public’s eye. And the homosexual community.

Zero will have to make a choice now, and he’s going to anger a lot of people either way.


14 posted on 05/06/2009 4:42:45 PM PDT by OpusatFR (Those embryos are little humans in progress. Using them for profit is slavery.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

No, I think he’s making his point. It’s not a question of whether the judge is gay, but whether he is a gay ACTIVIST.

These days, the two are nearly interchangeable—but not quite. There are still a few people who you wouldn’t even know are gay, because they don’t consider it a matter to publicize and force on everyone else.


15 posted on 05/06/2009 4:43:26 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Perdogg
It doesn’t really matter, Souter is probably gay anyway.

It's not possible that a straight guy could get beaten up going for a "late night jog" in a public men's room known for sodomistic activity?

16 posted on 05/06/2009 4:47:39 PM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade
The new litmus test for judicial temperament is what you do behind closed doors. America is going down the _hitter.
17 posted on 05/06/2009 4:49:41 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

You’re right, to allow a discussion of such an appointment shows a huge shift in judgment. To argue with the insane is to grant them a measure of sanity that they don’t possess. And at the very least the homosexual orientation is disordered. That’s so obvious that it is appalling to hear such nonsense considered.


18 posted on 05/06/2009 4:50:00 PM PDT by RichardMoore (Baldwin2008.com)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DesertRenegade

Welcome Justice Barney Frank


19 posted on 05/06/2009 4:52:27 PM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State business, Red State heart.........Palin 2012, can't come soon enough.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rdl6989
Yep :)

And I'm living in an alternative universe.

20 posted on 05/06/2009 4:52:28 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Markets and Marxists Don't Mix! Smile you're on Janet's Candid Camera!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-2021-4041-6061-80 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson