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Posted on 07/30/2010 2:14:39 PM PDT by goldendays
Ginsburg: OK to look to foreign law for good ideas
(AP) Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says judges can look to foreign law for good ideas without diminishing their ability to apply U.S. law faithfully.
Ginsburg told a meeting of international lawyers Friday that American judges can learn from their foreign counterparts when seeking solutions to "trying questions." Ginsburg said high court nominee Elena Kagan got it right when she told senators at her confirmation hearing that she was in favor of good ideas "wherever you can get them." Ginsburg acknowledged that other justices, including Antonin Scalia, are sharp critics of the use of foreign law in Supreme Court decisions. Still, she predicted the high court will continue to look to courts in other democracies for occasional help.
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You are right (a guy has to be quick around here!).
She improperly believes the judiciary is in the “idea” business.
In fact, they are in the “What does the law say?” business.
Perhaps at the most, “What did the lawmakers intend with this language?”
Where else could she look? In the constitution?
Text - Obama’s Speech to the United Nations General Assembly ...
Sep 23, 2009 ... The following is a text of President Obama’s speech to the United ... No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed. ..... “We have learned,” he said, “to be citizens of the world, ...
It’s just fine for legislators to look at a law in some foreign country and say, “Hey that might work here.” For a judge to say, “France has such and such law, so therefore our law is now the same” is legal adultery.
I sure don’t think I should be making French or German law, so I don’t know why judges think the French or Germans should be making our laws. Heck, probably the French and German don’t want it either.
Our system may not be perfect, but it is well ahead of anything else in the world, and I don’t see the need to review international/foreigh/sharia or any other law.
...because foreign law allows things the Constitution never would. But if one can try to cirmumvent the Constitution using other legal systems and terminology, in order to fool everyday Americans, at least those who may care.
Our system may not be perfect, but it is well ahead of anything else in the world, and I don’t see the need to review international/foreign/sharia or any other law.
Incompetent and dangerous to occupy lifetime seats
Impeachment time for Ginsburg. Sotormayor should follow. These aren’t judicial minds, they’re fakes.
If he actually said those words, then it's treason as far as I'm concerned. The rest of the world wants us subordinated because the rulers of it don't want to be knocked off their perch by us or liberated citizens of their own countries.
NH Sen. Gregg is fifth Republican to support Kagan
By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS (AP) 1 hour ago WASHINGTON Republican Sen. Judd Gregg says he plans to vote to confirm Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice. The retiring senator from New Hampshire says Kagan is qualified to serve on the high court, although she may have a different political philosophy than he does.
Gregg's announcement in a statement Friday makes him the fifth Republican to break with his party and back President Barack Obama's nominee.
He says confirmation should be based on qualifications, not ideological litmus tests or political affiliation.
The Senate plans a vote next week on Kagan, and majority Democrats have more than enough votes to confirm her. She's in line to succeed retired Justice John Paul Stevens
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Look to foreign laws for good ideas.
Who defines good? Abortion is illegal in in many countries, slavery is allowed in others, stoning, dismemberment... where do these good ideas stop?
If only we had a document of our own that set limits on our government...
Especially if a judge can pick and choose which foreign country.
I was thinking more along the lines of female circumcision. That would smarten her up.
We don’t have a Judicial Branch anymore; we have an Executive and two Legislative Branches.
I was on loan to the blue helmets for a while when I was in S. Korea.
Seems like forever ago.
What a bunch of dumbasses.
Hell, I do not think the could successfully take on the Hells Angels much less the worlds bad guys.