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Whoever is elected President in 2012 will appoint Supreme Court justices
January 21, 2011 | me

Posted on 01/22/2012 1:35:32 PM PST by Clintonfatigued

I recently saw a news article in which someone was appealing to disaffected liberals by pointing out that if Obama is reelected, he'll likely appoint at least one and probably two or perhaps three Supreme Court justices if he's reelcted. We need to keep that in mind. Roe vs. Wade could be overturned in our lifetimes if Obama is defeated. Two of the Republican appointees (Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy) and one Democrat appointee (Stephen Breyer) are in their 70's and presumably would like to retire soon. Do you want Obama to name their replacements?


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KEYWORDS: scotus; vanity
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1 posted on 01/22/2012 1:35:34 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
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To: wagglebee; little jeremiah; Salvation; JulieRNR21; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; ...

Yeah, it’s that important. Any remarks you have to offer will be valuable.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 1:39:24 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wasn’t there big health issues with Ginsburg a couple years ago too?


3 posted on 01/22/2012 1:40:01 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ruth Beta Ginsburg is in her 80s - she’s more likely to go than the 2 Conservative Justices...


4 posted on 01/22/2012 1:40:46 PM PST by princess leah
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To: Clintonfatigued

Liberal Romney appoints liberal judges!! No Romney!! No way!!


5 posted on 01/22/2012 1:40:50 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Do you want Obama to name their replacements?”

That couples with Obama’s second term would be the end of our country as we know it. I shudder to think of it. GO NEWT GO!


6 posted on 01/22/2012 1:41:29 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: Clintonfatigued

My money would be on Ginsberg and Kennedy stepping down.


7 posted on 01/22/2012 1:43:09 PM PST by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I believe that Rick Santorum would make an excellent Supreme Court Justice. It fits him much better than President.


8 posted on 01/22/2012 1:43:18 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
judiciary power
9 posted on 01/22/2012 1:43:51 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: Jim Robinson

Yeah, cause Obama would be so much better.


10 posted on 01/22/2012 1:44:53 PM PST by DeusExMachina05 (I will not go into Dhimmitude quietly.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Antonin Scalia and Anthony Kennedy will live forever and remain on the bench just to spite them....

That diss at the State of the Union a while back makes sure they will stay on.


11 posted on 01/22/2012 1:45:35 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: ConservativeInPA

That’s a good idea!


12 posted on 01/22/2012 1:47:05 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: KantianBurke

I forgot about Ruth Ginsburg, my mistake.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 1:47:45 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

And that is exactly why it is important that Gingrich win the nomination as he would undoubtably beat Obama in November and appoint true conservatives to the SCOTUS who will overturn Roe v. Wade and make abortion a crime, just like the murder of a child we can then prosecute abortionists and women who have abortion with Capital Murder.


14 posted on 01/22/2012 1:51:20 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Clintonfatigued

When is the point in time, after which we are out of the danger zone of another appointment prior to 1/2013?

There is some minimum time needed to make a new appointment... making a selection, submission to the Senate, potential filibuster time, etc.

Just wondering what is the time frame to be free and clear of any changes by zer().


15 posted on 01/22/2012 1:52:25 PM PST by C210N (Dems: "We must tax you so that we can buy your votes")
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To: DeusExMachina05

well, bye.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 1:53:15 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

And if Romney get elected we’ll get more Souters.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 1:53:37 PM PST by circlecity
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To: Bobalu
That’s a good idea!

In all honesty, it is not an original idea. There are people behind the scenes talking about it already ... say considerations to be made after the FL primary.

18 posted on 01/22/2012 1:54:48 PM PST by ConservativeInPA (Maxine, I'll see you there. I'm not changing my ways.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Correct, to replace the ones he’s subpoenaed! Because once Newt subpoenas them, they’ll be testifying till Kingdom come and won’t have time to hand down liberal rulings... j/k

Oh, man, I want to see a Newt Gingrich presidency in the worst way!


19 posted on 01/22/2012 1:57:02 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney=Obama....with the exception that Obama is more genuine, more likable, and more conservative....ha ha


20 posted on 01/22/2012 1:57:02 PM PST by vmivol00
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To: Clintonfatigued
Do you want Obama to name their replacements?

Let's see...Obama will name flaming liberals to the Supreme Court...Romney named flaming liberals to judgeships when he was Governor...


21 posted on 01/22/2012 1:57:11 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: Clintonfatigued

We do not need a mittwitt in the office making friends with liberals by giving us a “moderate” judge. WE NEED NEWT GINGRICH!


22 posted on 01/22/2012 1:58:44 PM PST by ConfidentConservative (If my people shall humble themselves and pray,I will hear from Heaven and heal their land.)
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To: Jim Robinson

But...but.....Jim!

Romney will appoint Pro-Roe Liberals like Obama, but I promise they’ll be former prosecutor Pro-Roe Liberals!

You know, the kind that he can get past the Democrats in the Senate, like in Massachusetts........

It hard to run this scare tactic against us, isn’t it? “Do you want Barack Obama appointing another Kagan, or Mitt Romney appointing another Souter?” Gosh, I’m just dying to rally around Romney now..........


23 posted on 01/22/2012 1:59:02 PM PST by TitansAFC (Next time, GOP Establishment, back someone who isn't totally despised by the grassroots!)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

I have a different reason for seeing Roe v. Wade overturned:

I believe that it would result in a spiritual revival similar to the Great Awakening that occured after slavery was abolished.


24 posted on 01/22/2012 1:59:28 PM PST by TheRobb7 (OBAMA 2012: NO TAX LEFT BEHIND)
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To: C210N

Most people who are considered for the appointment have been given FBI background checks as they’ve held other government posts, which makes the process easier than it sounds. As often as not, the President already has soemone in mind as his (or her) first choice.


25 posted on 01/22/2012 1:59:57 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Whoever is elected President in 2012 will appoint Supreme Court justices.”

And yet another critical reason to nominate someone who is electable, who will bring out the base, and who will take the fight to the enemy (i.e., Obama and media). Newt.


26 posted on 01/22/2012 2:01:26 PM PST by BobL ("Heartless" and "Inhumane" FReepers for Cain - we've HAD ENOUGH)
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To: TitansAFC

"But, but, but, if Romney is the Republican candidate, you've GOTTA vote for him, cause...cause...cause Obama will appoint liberal Justices!"

Sorry, Chicken Little, but Romney and Obama would probably appoint the same Justices. That argument won't fly (and neither can YOU, BTW)...


27 posted on 01/22/2012 2:01:34 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: TheRobb7; wagglebee; little jeremiah

“I have a different reason for seeing Roe v. Wade overturned:

I believe that it would result in a spiritual revival similar to the Great Awakening that occured after slavery was abolished.”

You make a fascinating point and such a thing could come true.


28 posted on 01/22/2012 2:02:44 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (A chameleon belongs in a pet store, not the White House)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Do you want Obama to name their replacements?

Well then, I guess, you, me, and the rest of us conservatives better get busy and make sure neither Obama or Myth are elected, otherwise, you're going to end up with Supreme Court justices you don't like.
29 posted on 01/22/2012 2:07:52 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: TitansAFC
I'm not as unimpressed with Romney on the federal-judge-picking issue as I am on, say, RomneyCare and his million flipflops. The sole reason is that Robert Bork is the co-chair of the committee picked to pick Romney's judges.

It's possible that Romney still could pick Souters (and piss off Bork?, who has been scathing in his criticism, including in The Tempting Of America, of leftist, activist judges). I suppose it's also somehow possible that bork himself could pick bad judges, but that's really pushing it, to me.

I can't speak to Romney's state-level judicial picks. I do know that, in some states, the governor has little power, effectively being forced to select one name from a (typically leftist-dominated) panel's "list of three." In other states, like CA, the governor has near plenary power. Anyone know how it was in Mitt-achusetts??

Ah well. Here is hoping we get a conservative president instead of Romney. Then Bork can work for THAT guy!

30 posted on 01/22/2012 2:09:05 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Clintonfatigued
Kennedy and Ginsburg are both 75 and Breyer is 73, if all three of them were to retire it would change the face of the Court in our favor for generations.

Scalia is also 75 and may decide to retire if a conservative is president, but I don't think he would under Obama.

31 posted on 01/22/2012 2:10:37 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: C210N

With the present Republican Senate leadership, they will bend over backwards to accomodate Obama to get any nomination through in the minimum amount of time. They are such milquetoasts.


32 posted on 01/22/2012 2:11:15 PM PST by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: C210N

With the present Republican Senate leadership, they will bend over backwards to accomodate Obama to get any nomination through in the minimum amount of time. They are such milquetoasts.


33 posted on 01/22/2012 2:11:15 PM PST by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: C210N

Sorry about the double post. Sorry about the double post.


34 posted on 01/22/2012 2:15:23 PM PST by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: pogo101

You forget who Team Romney is.

It is GUARANTEED that the best we’d ever get is a Kennedy, and most likely a Souter. The Establishment GOP does NOT want a fifth Conservative judge; they want a Pro-business Social progressive that will keep the status quo on the most important Constitutional issues of the day.

The Conservative grassroots is Pro-business, Pro-Free Markets, Pro-Capitalism, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution, Pro-Gun, and Pro-traditional marriage. The GOP Establishment is Pro-Money, Pro-Fiscal Libertarianism and NOTHING else. They could ABSOLUTELY care less about ANYTHING else; and the only backers who are truly important to them are the Chamber.

If they succeed in cramming Romney down our throats, you can DAMN WELL bet they aren’t going to give us an INCH on any Supreme Court justices. Even with Bush in the White House, they tried to pass-off two Social Progressives on us (Miers and Gonzalez). They want rulings like Roe CEMENTED for another generation or two. We cannot fight Romney when we had to REVOLT to fight Bush. Team Romney will be COMPLETELY deaf to us, revolt or not.

Bork is the bait, and you can bet there will be a switch when the time comes.


35 posted on 01/22/2012 2:19:55 PM PST by TitansAFC (Next time, GOP Establishment, back someone who isn't totally despised by the grassroots!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

If Newt is the nominee and loses, it doesn’t matter. We must elect Newt. We need a conservative voice. We must adhere to our conservative convictions- even if it means Obama is re-elected. It doesn’t matter about Supreme Court Justices. It doesn’t matter how many unborn children die. We must stick with Newt!


36 posted on 01/22/2012 2:20:53 PM PST by Krankor (We found a nurse without a face. Know anything about it?)
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To: TitansAFC

So you’re guessing that Bork is being exploited — and, presumably, will quit this judge-picking committee in a huff when his conservative picks aren’t, well, picked?


37 posted on 01/22/2012 2:22:16 PM PST by pogo101
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To: Jim Robinson
well, bye.

Nice shot, Jim!

38 posted on 01/22/2012 2:23:28 PM PST by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ginsburg is pushing 80.


39 posted on 01/22/2012 2:24:25 PM PST by Borges
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To: Clintonfatigued

SCOTUS appointments should be a major campaign theme. There are a number of cases currently working through the system to expand the scope of the Heller/McDonald Second Amendment (2A) decisions. So far, the lower courts keep ruling that Heller (and hence the 2A) only applies to handguns in the home.

If we lose one of the “Heller 5”, the 2A will likely be relegated to a very narrow right to “keep” a handgun in the home only. It’s already going to be difficult to get Kennedy to agree that the 2A applies outside the home (”bear”). If we lose one of the 4 conservatives justices, forget it. Those of us in corrupt “may issue” states will be out of luck for a very long time.


40 posted on 01/22/2012 2:27:10 PM PST by jrp
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To: Clintonfatigued
Yes, Obama has to be beaten. Even if the Republicans would re-gain the Senate, we would need more than a simple majority. There's no guarantee that "certain" Republicans would not vote FOR another Obama nominee. Murkowski would demand billions for her vote. Brown(if he's still there)might need to be bribed, also. Plus, a few others might end up as multi-millionaires for their "no" vote.
41 posted on 01/22/2012 2:29:45 PM PST by radioone
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Yeah, it’s that important.”

It might be THE MOST IMPORTANT, because judicial courts can affect everything else, when we have leftist judges who spit on the Constitution.


42 posted on 01/22/2012 2:34:49 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: pogo101

Bork won’t be picking anyone; he will give opinion on potential nominees. Yes, it is likely he will later quit in a huff, after learning he was nothing more than bait for Conservatives. Sununu will have more influence than Bork.

Romney’s first choice would be a Kennedy or Souter type judge. The only chance we’d have of seeing a better nominee would be AFTER he had ensured the status quo on the aforementioned issues with his first SCOTUS pick. Most likely, this better pick would come in his re-election year (a la Bush Sr.).

We can no longer let them play us like a harp. We know their plans, we know how they play the game, and we know all of their tricks. Romney is not someone who can be sold as a better option to grassroots Conservatives based on the idea of potential Supreme Court Justice picks. We know how this play ends, because we’ve seen it too many times before.


43 posted on 01/22/2012 2:35:25 PM PST by TitansAFC (Next time, GOP Establishment, back someone who isn't totally despised by the grassroots!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Roe vs. Wade could be overturned in our lifetimes

It's a nice thought but unfortunately, it won't happen. Google R v W and Stare Decisis......

I've stated before, we have the most conservative SCOTUS since FDR and yet nothing has been done to overturn R v. W. and there won't be.

44 posted on 01/22/2012 2:35:41 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has had pancreatic cancer for a ‘long’ time now, I’m amazed that she has held on so long.

Pray that Obama doesn’t get to appoint the next justices! We MUST win this election.


45 posted on 01/22/2012 2:38:20 PM PST by potlatch (*snip*~ Having the right to be angry does not give one the right to be cruel. ~*snip*)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well I’m sure President Gingrich will appoint some good ones. Romney?


46 posted on 01/22/2012 2:38:41 PM PST by McGruff (Go Nuclear Newt.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Obama picking more judges is scary. However, I don’t feel very confident about mitt or newt picking judges either. Sorry. I am not sure how newt would pick. I wish I were. Though surely e wouldn’t put a sotomayor or so up there.


47 posted on 01/22/2012 2:40:28 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Clintonfatigued

Its kinda irrelevant. Obama & his Justice Dept say that he can appoint people on any day congress isn’t in session (e.g., any weekend). The GOP doesn’t have the cojones to stand up to him on this. Even if he loses the election, he can appoint anyone he likes prior to the inauguration. Did anyone think about that?


48 posted on 01/22/2012 2:46:37 PM PST by FreeInWV (Have you had enough change yet?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

No 0 appointees— NO MORE!

It would be the end of America for sure


49 posted on 01/22/2012 2:46:45 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. Lets Newter the RINOS, then the Blank.)
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To: jrp

>> “It’s already going to be difficult to get Kennedy to agree that the 2A applies outside the home” <<

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I don’t believe that. - Kennedy has always been a “little l” libertarian type, thus his softness on homosexuality.


50 posted on 01/22/2012 2:50:01 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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