Skip to comments.Supreme Court possibilities if Obama is reelected
Posted on 10/01/2012 4:33:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Here is an unofficial list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court if President Barack Obama is reelected. This list was compiled from a number of legal and political sources, including government officials deeply involved in the selections of Justices Sonia Sotomayor (2009) and Elena Kagan (2010).
The Obama administration, like those before, keeps an informal list of possible high court nominees to consider in the event of a sudden vacancy. But serious vetting only begins when such a vacancy occurs or is announced in advance by the retiring justice.
Kamala Harris, California attorney general
Born 1964. She was elected to her current job in 2010. She is part African-American, part Asian-American. Her father is a Jamaican-born Stanford University economics professor and her mother is an Indian-born (native Tamil) physician who works as a breast cancer specialist. Harris is a former San Francisco district attorney and author of "Smart on Crime." Her political savvy, ethnic background, telegenic personality, law enforcement credentials, and early support of President Obama's 2008 candidacy make her a favorite for any high court vacancy in any second-term, and possibly for U.S. Attorney General. Complications: Harris may seek re-election in 2014 and then may run for governor the following year.
Judge Paul Watford, 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, San Francisco
Born 1967. His age and race (African-American) have made him a favorite among some liberal court watchers. Named to the appeals court in 2012. Clerked for conservative Judge Alex Kozinski on the 9th Circuit, and later for liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A former federal prosecutor and law firm partner. Supporters call him an ideological moderate, which may not sit well with progressives seeking a stronger left-leaning voice....
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Ten bucks says Hugo Chavez would be willing to clear his docket.
If Romney ran an ad simply listing the names and “accomplishments” of potential 0bama second-term SCOTUS appointees, it would be his most effective ad yet.
He’d just go ahead and nominate satan.
This is the real horror we face.
If he’s reelected why would we need a Supreme Court?
Are you saying Congressional Republicans are cowards and easily intimidated?
Not at all! I’m just saying that with obama in the White House we don’t need a Supreme Court, or for that matter a Congress.
When Roberts is fired, I will be happy. That’s all I care about right now... Other than that, I frankly don’t give a damn, because Roberts has proven that SCOTUS has now been fully compromised by the anti-constitutional socialists.
If Roberts is not fired, and his landmark decision reversed within the next 12 months, this country is flippin over.
Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election
I don’t even want to think about that possibility!
Bunch of nitwits.
But here is Obamalamadingdong’s first choice:
Eric Holder, Chief Justice. The only option I can think of worse than the ones on your list.
The head of CAIR would jump to the top of the list.
Obfuscation. He will choose from Muslim lawyers. Can you say, “Sharia?”
If any of these vile creatures get on the Court, please just shoot me.
Professor William Ayres
Sorry, I crossed posted on the Romney SC potentials. Will C/P here:
Pay close attention to the word “unofficial”, the “who can we get past the Senate” Repub thinking, vs. the “we are going to ram our nominee down your throat” dems thinking are not in play when projecting your link. I am sure Nixons pre-election nominees looked like Jefferson and Madison clones, yet look what happened, lol.
Does this mean you favor the Supreme Court vote making Corporations people, and money speech? Are you not worried that now labor unions, and foreign Chinese and Russian millionaires can give secret money to Obama’s campaign? We really need an amendment returning us to what our founders intended.
Obama is so arrogant I would not be surprised if he nominated Eric Holder.
You've hit on something important. When the Republican Party actually doing what it claims in its party planks is considered a "happy accident" there has to be some soul searching. As it is, I've come to the conclusion that the Republican party is simply the party of lies. When was the last time they tried to overturn Roe v. Wade? When was the last time they really did something to restore the 2nd Amendment, like put the NCA or CGA up for repeal? When was the last time they seriously cut down government, say by dissolving an agency (and not simply rolling it into another)? What about Government Accountability? Fast & Furious shows what a lie that is, considering that on its face it was an unauthorized act of war and, by definition, state sponsored terrorism.
In trying to please everybody, the Republican party has/will/is become the party of nobody.
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