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Billionaire George Soros Trying To Stack the Courts, Critics Say
Fox News.com ^ | June 27, 2011 | Maxim Lott

Posted on 06/27/2011 10:25:30 AM PDT by Kaslin

Billionaire George Soros spends tens of millions each year supporting a range of liberal social and political causes, from drug legalization to immigration reform to gay marriage to abolishing the death penalty.

But a less well-known Soros priority -- replacing elections for judges with selection-by-committee -- now has critics accusing him of trying to stack the courts.

Most non-federal judges around the country are selected by voters in elections. But some states use a process called “merit selection” in which a committee – often made up of lawyers – appoints judges to the bench instead.

Soros has spent several million dollars in the past decade in an attempt to get more states to scrap elections and adopt the merit method. Supporters say it would allow judges to focus on interpreting the law rather than on raising campaign funds and winning elections.

“Merit selection would end the money race and get judges out of the fundraising business,” Lynn Marks, executive director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts -- a group that has received money from Soros’ Open Society Institute -- told FoxNews.com.

But critics say that if judges are picked by committee -- often, a committee of lawyers -- that will give left-wing judges the upper hand.

“The left can’t get their agenda through the legislatures anymore … so they think they can get their agenda through by taking over the courts,” attorney Colleen Pero, author of a new report titled "Hijacking Justice," told FoxNews.com.

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Time to deport this pos and take his citizenship away
1 posted on 06/27/2011 10:25:33 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Bush could have done something about this guy but didn’t. Now look where the country and the world is, mostly from this guy’s planning and meddling!


2 posted on 06/27/2011 10:29:25 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Dogbert41

agreed- the GOP fights like little girls and tries to play fair with a bunch of d-bags that will think nothing of stabbing anyone in the back to get their way...


3 posted on 06/27/2011 10:33:54 AM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: Dogbert41

Yeah, blame President Bush for it. *hurl*


4 posted on 06/27/2011 10:33:58 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

Well sounds like to me he’s just flushing money down the crapper. In most states it would take a constitutional amendment and I can’t see a majority willingly giving up their right to vote just so a panel of lawyers can choose their justices. Of course a majority voted for Obama in 2008, so what the heck do I know, some would probably be willing to let the same panel of lawyers pick all the elected offices from he president on down.


5 posted on 06/27/2011 10:35:30 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Dogbert41

What opportunity did Bush have to “get” him? So far as I know the only such opportunity came when the French nailed him for insider trading, and those appeals are still dragging through French courts.


6 posted on 06/27/2011 10:38:49 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin

Has Soros actually broken any laws? Can he be prosecuted for sedition? The Obozo has and should be prosecuted but no action by the coward congress critters yet.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 10:39:18 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Kaslin

I think the correct term for the courts being proposed (and in some cases implemented?) by this is “Star Chamber”.

I don’t mind getting rid of elected judges, so long as the methodology in how they make it to the bench mimics how judicial appointments happen at the Federal level (nominated by the executive, confirmed by the legislature). I can’t believe that anyone would take the concept of having un-elected lawyers choose judges seriously ... let alone actually allow such a scheme to go into practice.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 10:41:42 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Kaslin

Were I in the loop in power this guy might have a clinton type moment real soon


9 posted on 06/27/2011 10:42:53 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Kaslin

I so agree but who has the nads to do it? (He’s our REAL president you know).....:(


10 posted on 06/27/2011 10:42:55 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Kaslin
Long past time for deport. Now its time for his “final solution”, including cohorts.
11 posted on 06/27/2011 10:43:18 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Dogbert41

What, pray tell, could Bush have done to Soros?


12 posted on 06/27/2011 10:46:32 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Dogbert41

Agree! Wish he’d also had more priority on voter fraud. But in W’s defence, he did have a lot on his plate.


13 posted on 06/27/2011 10:46:44 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: dusttoyou

Deport the b@$t@rd to France, where a long time ago he was convicted of insider trading. Get his wrinkly @$$ inside a Frog prison for a good long time.


14 posted on 06/27/2011 10:51:25 AM PDT by twister881
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To: Kaslin

When are they going to arrest this fool?


15 posted on 06/27/2011 10:53:59 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Kaslin

With all the things soros is doing to overthrow the United States, you don’t think he has a war room or two with everything laid out, accounts with all the traitors on his payroll, his plans and treachory? His properties should have been raided a long time ago. The FBI should have been investigating him the past ten years, the CIA should have been looking into his international dealings as well. This guy is all of James Bonds bad guys rolled up in one! And for real!


16 posted on 06/27/2011 10:54:20 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Dogbert41

I pray that Soros goes bankrupt today.


17 posted on 06/27/2011 10:55:51 AM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: Kaslin
"Tell them it's not true, Barry"


18 posted on 06/27/2011 10:56:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Kaslin

I hear if you drop him without bodyguards on any street corner in Malaysia the guy wouldn’t last five minutes...


19 posted on 06/27/2011 10:57:00 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Kaslin

He is old, and soon to be gone from this world. Born August 12, 1930 (age 80). Soon to be 81, and nobody lives forever, no matter how much money they have. The lord will then judge.


20 posted on 06/27/2011 11:05:30 AM PDT by King_Corey (www.kingcorey.com)
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To: Kaslin

Who’s going to stop him?


21 posted on 06/27/2011 11:08:33 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: newzjunkey

What, pray tell, could Bush have done to Soros?


You truly don’t understand the power of the presidency. Let me tell you something, obama does.


22 posted on 06/27/2011 11:09:28 AM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Kaslin

Soros and Sons...SS...Should go to Club Gitmo for a lonnng vacation.


23 posted on 06/27/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Kaslin

Glenn Beck has spent two years telling us who tis guy is, and what he is doing, yet the only creds he gets here is, he is fat, and cries too much.

Glenn is leaving FOX to put his money where his mouth is, I expect the ankle biters will continue yapping here.


24 posted on 06/27/2011 11:15:01 AM PDT by itsahoot (I Stand with Sarah Palin)
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To: Kaslin

Yes, he is like acne.


25 posted on 06/27/2011 11:16:32 AM PDT by b4its2late ("Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8")
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To: Kaslin
I think the true power in our government rests with the courts. Look at all the legislating that they've done from the bench. They allowed abortion, racial quotas, illegal search and seizures, misuse of the eminent domain laws, etc. They can block legal candidates from seeking office and allow illegal ones to remain. They allow police to search a vehicle and keep any cash found without any charges ever being filed. They allow the police to seize legally held firearms and not return them.

If you control the judiciary, you control the country.

26 posted on 06/27/2011 11:20:58 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: King_Corey

He is old, and soon to be gone from this world. Born August 12, 1930 (age 80). Soon to be 81, and nobody lives forever, no matter how much money they have. The lord will then judge.

Unfortunately, he has sons who share his views. Certain people shouldn’t reproduce no matter how rich they are - really contaminates the gene pool.


27 posted on 06/27/2011 11:25:01 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: Kaslin

RICO?


28 posted on 06/27/2011 11:26:37 AM PDT by moovova (That laser-like focus was just a sharp stick in the eye.)
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To: Bitsy
France has a Arrest warrant out for him.

As for his sons?

His company is of course out of the US and it will be hard to prove his assets when he dies for inheritance taxes.

29 posted on 06/27/2011 11:28:54 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: God luvs America
agreed- the GOP fights like little girls and tries to play fair with a bunch of d-bags that will think nothing of stabbing anyone in the back to get their way...

Forget the GOP. Civil War is on the horizon.

30 posted on 06/27/2011 11:31:59 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Kaslin
Soros is simply seditious, and has been around since the Clintons.

He forwarded billions, illegally IMO, to take Bush and the GOP out of office. And gW wouldn't do anything and say anything. Like he wouldn't do anything or say anything anytime that conservatives were under attack.

Bush was very selective about enemies of America. If they were his house servants, he'd throw open the border to please them and his lazy womenfolks. But if they were the same people who once insulted Poppy, no price was too big to pay to go after them.

No more Bushes. He wouldn't defend me, an icky southern conservative (he once went so far as to say that Texas was not southern, but southwestern, despite all the Tennesseans in TX history and the fact that TX was part of the Confed)...

They can blame him, because I don't own him anymore.

31 posted on 06/27/2011 11:38:44 AM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: scooby321
His company is of course out of the US and it will be hard to prove his assets when he dies for inheritance taxes.

I would be glad to see them get out of taxes if they would all just disappear. But, it seems that the evil ones seem to stick around for a long time past their welcome and become shriveled prunes giving the country diarrhea and colon cleansing. We need to really get head down and butt up to work ridding our country of this plague of socialism, elitism and irritable bowl syndrome called progressives.

32 posted on 06/27/2011 11:50:07 AM PDT by Bitsy (!)
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To: Kaslin

Duh. George Soros is the worst “citizen” ANY country could entertain. He does not understand the concept of allegiance to ANY nation, and the fact that he bought a US citizenship by naturalization, to protect himself from prosecution by either the French or British governments, is an insult to civilization everywhere.

He is undermining the immigration laws of this country, actively works to debase our country’s currency and financial system, and supports a number of initiatives that are designed to clog up the judicial system for years. He has worked actively at the state level to stack the deck on vote counting to the point of fraud, and funded the mobs that have have at times overwhelmed the legislative branches. He OWNS the rent-a-mobs that threaten civility everywhere, and nobody dares to raise objection to his tactics.

The guy is an atheistic pro-socialist, who concealed his Jewish roots, and actively worked with the Arrow Cross fascist party against his native countrymen in Hungary. In 1944, with the eastern front collapsing, the German Nazis entered the country, to force the populace back into the fold of the Third Reich. The Soviet forces overwhelmed the nation’s borders, and sort of reversed that effort. In the ensuing chaos, George Soros chose to change sides, as the ultimate survivor, and managed to cover up most of his participation with the Arrow Cross.

Adolf Eichmann was a piker in comparison.


33 posted on 06/27/2011 11:59:52 AM PDT by alloysteel ("Devastate your rivals, take no prisoners, smash mouths, glare meaningfully.")
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To: Kaslin

Denying the right of legal citizens to vote is a foundation principle for liberals.


34 posted on 06/27/2011 12:17:54 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Be respectful, be courteous and have a plan to kill every mob member that threatens you.)
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To: newzjunkey

[ What, pray tell, could Bush have done to Soros? ]

Three words......... F... B.... I...


35 posted on 06/27/2011 12:45:11 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

Now Obama OWNS the F.B.I..... therefore it is corrupt..


36 posted on 06/27/2011 12:47:38 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: twister881

I don’ think they will wvwer get him to France now. Soros owns too many people in all three branches of the government including ther president. Do you really think Holder will let it fly?


37 posted on 06/27/2011 1:28:08 PM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: King_Corey

Only then, any “judgement” will be far too late for the rest of us since the damage is already done. Its like waiting for someone to murder someone and THEN taking action when the victim is already dead!


38 posted on 06/27/2011 1:33:23 PM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: Kaslin
Time to deport this pos and take his citizenship away

A more durable solution suggests itself . . .

39 posted on 06/27/2011 2:09:49 PM PDT by tomkat (| FUbo |)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I think the poster was referring to the proper use of a Tomahawk, rather than using the courts.


40 posted on 06/27/2011 2:26:11 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: drypowder
>>>>>>Has Soros actually broken any laws?<<<<<<

Probably misrepresented his Nazi past in Budapest on his immigration papers. He was a member of Nylas and aided in confiscation of Jewish property. He fled Hungary because of his Nazi past.

Lie to INS should count as breaking the law.

His Quantum fund has a track record of 30$ profit year after year, every year. Only money laundering, selling drugs, weapons and insifer trading can provide such score card.

41 posted on 06/28/2011 6:45:17 AM PDT by DTA (U.S. Centcom vs. U.S. AFRICOM)
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To: DTA; alloysteel; drypowder; thouworm; Mamzelle; CutePuppy; ken5050; Grampa Dave
Soros' Quantum fund has a track record of 30% profit, year after year, every year. Only money laundering, selling drugs, weapons, and insider trading can provide such a score card.

And don't forget, Soros has complete access to trillions of US tax dollars, thanks to Obama. Soros has thousands of "non-profit groups" scattered across the globe---where tax dollars can easily find refuge with no one the wiser.

Soros probably taught Madoff the way to go-----the court-appointed trustee tracing Madoff's assets found a super-secret labyrinth of interrelated international funds, institutions and financial entities of almost unparalleled complexity and breadth......with assets and businesses in multiple places overseas that hid thievery, money laundering and tax evasion.

Another cute truck (/snix)---- an arch criminal like Soros who is tipped off where the Fed will go with interest rates---can make billions.

Of course, Ohaha gets a cut of everything.

42 posted on 06/28/2011 7:19:17 AM PDT by Liz ( A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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