Skip to comments.Kagan a Courtroom Novice No Problem for High Court, Supporters Say
Posted on 05/10/2010 11:34:25 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has never been a judge, she's never ruled on a case and she's never written an opinion. But that doesn't mean she's President Obama's Harriet Miers.
For the president's supporters, lack of courtroom experience is no problem for a Supreme Court justice.
"President Obama said he wanted someone on the high court who understood the impact of the law on average Americans, and I believe the depth and breadth of Ms. Kagan's will allow her that perspective," Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Monday in a statement echoed by several Democrats.
While Republicans raise Kagan's lack of experience as a potential sticking point, the gap in her resume doesn't seem to be putting her in the same boat as Miers, President George W. Bush's White House counsel who was forced to withdraw her nomination for the Supreme Court over complaints that her record of opinions was thin.
Miers' nomination was derailed by questions about not only her judicial experience, but also her intellectual aptitude and preparedness.
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Just imagine if Bush would have put up a novice like this woman.....
She is also one ugly lady.
Yet, they tried to lay claim that Sarah Palin, a governor, was unqualified.
These words just don't mean what I think Durban thinks they mean. She's an elitist, athiest, left-wing, sheltered academic whose most difficult decisions involved restructuring the first year curriculum at Harvard Law. Curriculum discussions well and truly stink, I'll give you that, but there's just no there there. She's more of an empty suit than Zero, which is possibly why he wants her. "See, I have more substance than the yutz that you voted onto the SCOTUS!!!"
Do I really have to say it?
He’s getting his house in order for when one of the birth certificate law suits breaks loose and the Supremes have to make a final decision.
It’s nice to see Fox News cheering her on.
William Reinquist had no prior judicial experience before being appointed to the SCotUS. I think he turned out okay.
The person in my post is actually Patton Oswalt who played Spence on “King of Queens”/
Nobody understands the “average American” like an Ivory Tower leftwing ideologue...
Zero does not care about her complete lack of experience on the bench. In fact her lack of experience in areas of jurisprudence is being considered an advantage in pushing the agenda.
Apparently some idiot on MSNBC is saying she would move the court to the right.
The audience all died laughing, it could mean the end of MSNBC.
He could slap a wig on a corn-husk and his toadies in congress and the press would line up to tell us what a brilliant choice, no, “inspired choice” it was for Supreme Court.
They should be embarrassed but they are too far gone, too far sold out to notice or care.
no problem except maybe this example
This woman has NO judicial experience, NO litigation experience, and NO academic record: while she's been in academia she hasn't published squat - just been an administrator. She did a stint somewhere in the White House counsel's office under Clinton, but so far as I can tell never actually did any litigation work. And her single appearance before the USSC as Solicitor-General (where she's hardly had time to warm the seat) was embarassing. You don't just waltz in and argue before the USSC . . . you'll get your head handed to you.
She's just an academic hothouse flower - no real world experience. She would be a total disaster on the USSC.
Has anyone noticed that both Obama’s nominees, Sotomayer and Kagan have both been overruled big time by courts?
Is this a qualification for something other than the Court?
Excerpt: > In April, the White House reacted with fury when Ben Domenech, writing in a blog post for CBS News, declared that Kagan would be the "first openly gay justice" on the U.S. Supreme Court. Under increasing pressure from the Obama administration, CBS eventually pulled the post and Domenech apologized for "a Harvard rumor" - but not before posting an addendum stating: "I have to correct my text here to say that Kagan is apparently still closeted - odd, because her female partner is rather well known in Harvard circles."
Kagan a Courtroom Novice No Problem for High Court, Supporters Say
Like her fellow homosexual Barack Hussein Obama, if she’d killed somebody on the White House front lawn, that would be no problem at all, her supporters would say
Glaring double standard. At least Conservative held Bush accountable. And Obama knows what her beliefs are, she’s a sleeper.
There is a new controversy every damned week with Obama’s communist party. Yet there is practically no outrage from the public.
America is dead. Humanity is dead. There is no longer any point in trying to make the world a better place.
I want to scream at this wanton destruction of our beloved country.
You’re not alone
Kagan a Courtroom Novice No Problem for High Court, Supporters Say
“For example, I’ve seen My Cousin Vinny at least 35 times, and it always works out for Joe Pesci in the end!” said Bruce Slacker-Libtard, 28, of Greenwich Village...
Supporters say, eh?
Where is Colin Powell? Norman Schwarzkopf?
Are they onboard with ‘recruiters banning’ Kagan too?
She certainly isn't qualified to judge anything or any one.
“Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan has never been a judge, she’s never ruled on a case and she’s never written an opinion.”
In the Soviet Union, people were appointed for their political “reliability”, not their experience or skills. I suspect this woman is nothing but a Communist apparatchik.
I am a full-charge bookkeeper of over 35 years experience.
Should I be considered as Sec of Treasury?
I didn’t use Turbo-Tax & do my income tax forms wrong- and I didn’t blame anyone else for the errors, either.
I must be just as equally qualified as this “Supremes” nominee.
The Republicans need to waterboard this dame out of this nomination, IMO.
“President Obama said he wanted someone on the high court who understood the impact of the law on average Americans, and I believe the depth and breadth of Ms. Kagan’s will allow her that perspective,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said Monday in a statement echoed by several Democrats.”
I want to know if Durbin can pass a 51-50 exam. I think not.
Hes getting his house in order for when one of the birth certificate law suits breaks loose and the Supremes have to make a final decision”
You are probably closer to the truth than any of the rest of us.
There is a new controversy every damned week with Obamas communist party. Yet there is practically no outrage from the public”
Hard to get much response from the public when the MSM is feeding them Pablum at every turn.
Free Republic & other conservative sites are the only real news we find.
So far, I saved 6 Kagan related threads from your pings. Thank you. =]