Skip to comments.Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election
Posted on 10/01/2012 4:25:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Here is an unofficial list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court if Mitt Romney is elected president in November. This list was compiled from a number of sources, including those serving as informal advisers to the Romney campaign. The Republican nominee has not specified publicly on favorites for the court. Many names mentioned are relatively young judges named to the federal bench by President George W. Bush.
Paul Clement, former U.S. Solicitor General
Born 1966. Considered by many as one of the best lawyers of his generation. The Wisconsin native went to Harvard Law School where he was a classmate of President Barack Obama, and later clerked for Justice Antonin Scalia. He served as solicitor general under President George W. Bush and earned raves for his persuasive, conservational style at oral arguments. Now a private attorney, he has become the go-to guy among conservatives to lead appeals on a variety of hot-button issues: health care reform, same-sex marriage, immigration enforcement, and gun rights. He personally argued seven cases in the 2011 term, including the health care petitions. He has been strategically coy about his chances for the high court, saying he would be honored but remains focused on his law practice.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Born 1965. Began his job May 2006 in a court that has seen several of its former members make the jump to the Supreme Court. A former top official in the George W. Bush White House. His nomination to a federal appeals court for the D.C. circuit was held up for three years by Democrats. Senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Durbin later accused Kavanaugh of misleading the Judiciary Committee during his confirmation over whether he helped formulate policy on the detention and questioning of accused terrorists...
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Any GOP MASS’ers familiar with your system care to weigh in and explain it?
We do know that as Governor, Mitt only tried to get liberal judges appointed, so liberal, that only 1 out of 4 of his choices were even republicans.
President Reagan was a Democrat long after WWII. I grew up in California when he was governor.
I lived under Republican Governor Reagan also.
You are making a mistake to go back to WWII, and a time long ago, in a world far, far, away, of the 1930s and 40s, to attack Reagan to protect the current liberal candidate Romney, who was anti-Reagan and anti-conservative, and who was only 1 year old, the the last time Reagan made a vote for a democrat president, in 1948.
Romney came along when Reagan was emerging as a conservative leader, and then Romney left the party when Reagan took over the party and was becoming president, Romney is a post 1960s pro-abortion liberal, not a WWII era democrat.
Let’s say all that is true. He’s still 200X better than an avowed Marxist like Barack Hussein Obama, which is why the realists are pulling the lever for Romney.
Romney chose his own appointments to go before the board, the board was known as non-partisan, and was not concerned with party identification.
It is all true, Reagan and Romney have nothing in common, they represent two different parts of the political spectrum, one a famous conservative hero, and the other a lifetime liberal who has always resented and despised the conservative part of the GOP.
Did you ever reveal who you plan to vote for?
Did you ever learn how to not make things personal, my posts here are very clear, and factual.
Using Reagan is no way to promote your man.
Do you know the procedure that was in place?”
No I do not
Whatever kind of shitfit anger causes you to create sentences that kind of deranged, keep doing it, because it is funny.
From the time when he was an intern, and stormed off the convention floor with his father in 1964, in protest against Goldwater, and conservatives, to his leaving the GOP in 1979 in protest against Reagan and conservatives, to his becoming a democrat supporter, fund raiser and voter during the H.W. Bush years, it is a sad tale.
“Romneys first chief legal council, Daniel B. Winslow, who served from 2002 to 2004, established a non-partisan process for vetting judges through the Judicial Nominating Commission that was touted as a national model, because the primary application was judged blindly. That meant name, race, gender, and party affiliation, were not known during the initial review. Party affiliation was never a consideration, he said.
People with political agendas really arent suitable for judgeships, said Winslow, a former district court judge who is now a Republican legislator from Norfolk.
Winslow said that during the two years he served in the administration, the major reason Romney had few Republican appointments was a result of the talent pool.
The fact is that there simply arent a lot of conservative lawyers in Massachusetts who were available for judgeships, he said. The pool of applicants was very low in many respects.
Near the end of Romneys term, in 2006, that he stripped the Judicial Nominating Commission of many of its powers, allowing his administration to put a more direct stamp on the judiciary, as he prepared to run for president.”
Maybe he’ll convince david souter to return?
He should show some balls and nominate Judge Roy Moore, soon to have his old job back as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. Or if not Moore, Judge Andrew Napolitano would make a great justice.
I never trusted Roberts. He was too green, too unknown. The only thing I could find out on him when he was nominated by Bush was once he has represented a group of sodomites when their case made it to the Supreme Court. He did it pro bono.
The second I found that out I knew he would another liberal and that is exactly what he is. And to make matters worse Bush made this green, unknown judge the Chief Justice, passing over Alito, Scalia and hell everyone else on the court who was senior to him.
There are three living retired justices: John Paul Stevens, Sandra Day O’Connor, and David Souter. They may be designated to sit on panels of the United States Courts of Appeals, but never sit as members of the Supreme Court itself.
I never trusted Bush, except to institute the tools to empower the left. From Homeland Security to the TCA he was a poseur from the get-go, blinding too many conservatives with a transparent "pro-life" pitch. Yet he really didn't do that much to stop the death machine. He could have set the Justice Department on Planned Parenthood on any number of truly legitimate premises, and didn't do it.
This is one reason I think the abortion cause has functioned as a Tar Baby of sorts. While the pro-life movement fights that one battle to the expense of too much, the left institutes a huge number of equally vile sexual procedures, especially in reproductive endocrinology and early homosexual childhood education.
Don’t post behind people’s backs, and don’t drag baggage from thread to thread.