Souter retires

 
 
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Andrew
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01 May 2009 03:53
 

I sent in my resume.

After more than 18 years on the nation’s highest court, Supreme Court Justice David Souter is retiring, a source close to Souter told CNN Thursday.

 
 
 
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eudemonia
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01 May 2009 07:29
 

I nominate teuchter.

 
 
 
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Andrew
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01 May 2009 13:04
 

They’d have to be fools to think that all that “nuclear option” stuff wasn’t going to come back and bite ‘em on the butt.

 
 
 
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eudemonia
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02 May 2009 07:40
 

The announced retirement of Souter is unbelievably good news actually.

Most people thought Obama would get to replace Ginsburg, (even before the pancreatic cancer episode) and Stevens, who is now 89 years old. But Souter as well, is a bonus.

The Obama admin can stack the SCOTUS for many years to come with thinking, rather than reactionary judges.

Cool!

 
 
 
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Andrew
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02 May 2009 09:34
 
McCreason - 02 May 2009 11:40 AM

The Obama admin can stack the SCOTUS for many years to come with thinking, rather than reactionary judges.

(Andrew):  And young ones!

 
 
 
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Argo
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02 May 2009 21:32
 

Then those young judges will retire well after they are a hundred years old by reaping the benefits of stem cell research, faith will slowly erode in America, and we’ll be living in a Star Trek universe in no time.

 
 
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Andrew
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06 May 2009 09:34
 

Republican integrity

...[in a] 2005 New Yorker article, he [Chuck Grassely, R-IA] told Jeffrey Toobin, “Filibusters are designed so that the minority can bring about compromise on legislation. But you can’t compromise a Presidential nomination. It’s yes or no. So filibusters on nominations are an abuse of our function under the Constitution to advise and consent.”

That was then.
This is now:

I will not vote for Dawn Johnsen and I will support a filibuster because she is so extreme in her views on that point.