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Supreme Court possibilities if Obama is reelected
CNN ^ | October 1, 2012 | Bill Mears, Supreme Court Producer

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: obama; obamacare; scotus; supremecourt
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1 posted on 10/01/2012 4:33:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ten bucks says Hugo Chavez would be willing to clear his docket.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 4:39:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 4:45:49 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’d just go ahead and nominate satan.


4 posted on 10/01/2012 4:51:49 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (The Bees really did know.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the real horror we face.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 4:53:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Here are Romney's picks:

David Souter clone

Warren Burger clone

Harold Blackmun clone

John Paul Stevens clone

An anomaly in the mold of Clarence Thomas (But only by the grace of God and the moderates slip up with their "politic'in")


The GOP moderates crave moral relativist and big government cronies, liberty from "Above" Justices are an accident, if history is our guide; either way a crap shoot with Romney, might surprise us if elected, but don't have high hopes though, lol. The only reason why I am voting for Romney, because of chance wich is pathetic if that is our biggest weapon against dems.
6 posted on 10/01/2012 4:54:51 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If he’s reelected why would we need a Supreme Court?


7 posted on 10/01/2012 4:57:11 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1350 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: null and void

Are you saying Congressional Republicans are cowards and easily intimidated?


8 posted on 10/01/2012 5:00:49 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

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.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 5:03:52 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1350 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 5:04:09 PM PDT by Safrguns
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To: rollo tomasi

Supreme Court possibilities if Romney wins election
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2938818/posts


11 posted on 10/01/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t even want to think about that possibility!


12 posted on 10/01/2012 5:08:47 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Another comment, why are democrat nominees solidly Marxists, but people who perpetually vote for republicans and are for limited government, need to hope and pray that their President's nominees pan out?

This should give you a clue why the limited government types need to really think what the republican Party really wants/how they act on your behalf. The Supreme Court should have been stacked with "conservatives" from 1970's-present, but has been leaning hyper-moderate. Why is that? (Rhetorical, but for only those who don't wear Republican beer goggles).
13 posted on 10/01/2012 5:10:20 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

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.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 5:17:33 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. That should be a convenience store, not a Government Agency.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The head of CAIR would jump to the top of the list.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 5:24:55 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obfuscation. He will choose from Muslim lawyers. Can you say, “Sharia?”


16 posted on 10/01/2012 5:24:58 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: null and void
If that were to happen the Congressional Repubs would completely roll-over. BTW, I am saying Republican leadership in Congress are cowards and easily intimidated. Actions speak louder than anything else, including voting on legislation (Not the HOR’s only responsibility btw).
17 posted on 10/01/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If any of these vile creatures get on the Court, please just shoot me.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 5:28:36 PM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Supreme Court possibilities if Obama is reelected:

Professor William Ayres

19 posted on 10/01/2012 5:28:48 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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 Nixon’s pre-election nominees looked like Jefferson and Madison clones, yet look what happened, lol.


20 posted on 10/01/2012 5:32:24 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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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.


21 posted on 10/02/2012 12:06:16 AM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: gleeaikin
"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?"

You pick a rabbit out of a hat and attempt to impress, lol? Had Repubs acted like dems when pushing ideological purity, Citizens United would not have been as close as the final ruling was. Thanks for making my point.

Shall I counter with Lawrence, Kelo, Hodgson v. Minnesota, Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Roper v. Simmons, Christian Legal Society v. Martinez etc...
22 posted on 10/02/2012 7:28:31 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is so arrogant I would not be surprised if he nominated Eric Holder.


23 posted on 10/02/2012 7:35:17 AM PDT by monocle
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To: rollo tomasi
The GOP moderates crave moral relativist and big government cronies, liberty from "Above" Justices are an accident, if history is our guide; either way a crap shoot with Romney, might surprise us if elected, but don't have high hopes though, lol. The only reason why I am voting for Romney, because of chance wich is pathetic if that is our biggest weapon against dems.

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.

24 posted on 10/02/2012 8:10:15 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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