Bush Picks Miers for Supreme Court Slot

Discussion in 'Politics' started by KenH, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Story LINK

    Looks like another great pick to me. Apparently, Ms. Miers believes that the legislature should legislate and the courts should adjudicate.

    No one should know ahead of time how a justice or a judge will rule on a case so that we have an impartial judiciary that looks at the facts and then applies the constitution and the laws to it.
     
  2. church mouse guy

    church mouse guy
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2002
    Messages:
    10,988
    Likes Received:
    79
    Another surprise. Not what we had hoped for.
     
  3. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yep. The hardcore conservatives are not happy with this nominee.

    I disagree with them on this nominee just as I will disagree with any hardcore liberal opposition.
     
  4. Fundamentalist1611

    Fundamentalist1611
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2003
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    KenH...you're happy for a baby killer to be picked? Pittiful....

    What a sorry, liberal, week kneed, pathetic president we have.

    how can a born again christian vote/support one that is for the torture/murder of babies.

    all of you baby killers enjoy it now....Sunday's coming
     
  5. Scott J

    Scott J
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Messages:
    8,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    1) Where is the evidence that she is a baby killer or even pro-abortion? (An honest question since I haven't seen any evidence either way. The Operation Rescue guy's guilt by association does nothing but make him look stupid. Especially since she would have last been at SMU about 20 years ago.)

    2) If she is genuinely a strict constructionist then it won't matter what her opinion on abortion is. She will be an ally in overturning Roe v Wade since that is a decision rightly dealt with in state legislatures.
     
  6. Johnv

    Johnv
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    21,321
    Likes Received:
    0
    That's my impression as well, thus meeting the criteria for an adequate candidate.
     
  7. Johnv

    Johnv
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    21,321
    Likes Received:
    0

    Hardcore conservatives will be unhappy with anyone left of Lou Sheldon, so their disappointment is neither of concern nor of surprise.
    Thou dost speak my mind.
     
  8. ASLANSPAL

    ASLANSPAL
    Expand Collapse
    Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2004
    Messages:
    2,318
    Likes Received:
    0
    Looks the Administration threaded the needle.
    Did Laura Bush get this through?

    imho
    Aslanspal
     
  9. rsr

    rsr
    Expand Collapse
    <b> 7,000 posts club</b>
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2001
    Messages:
    10,079
    Likes Received:
    103
    It was 35 years ago ...
     
  10. Scott J

    Scott J
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Messages:
    8,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    It bothers me some not to know anything about her opinions and phisophy.

    But what bothers me most is that she seems to be a one dimensional person. She has no family and her list of pasttimes on the profile I saw had one entry: jogging... a non-social activity.

    She comes in earlier and stays later than anyone else. That says she is a workaholic... and suggests that she is possibly a micromanager who doesn't trust anyone else's ability.
     
  11. Scott J

    Scott J
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2001
    Messages:
    8,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    It was 35 years ago ... </font>[/QUOTE]Sorry, my math was wrong. This is even better. She was there before '73...
     
  12. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    She listed off quite a few family members this morning:

    "I'm immensely grateful to the support and love that I feel for my brothers Harris, Robert, and Jeb, and their families, and the love and support that I knew from my father and my sister, Kitty -- and the love and support I feel from her family.

    I have a special note this morning for my mom: Thank you for your faith, your strength, your courage, your love and beauty of spirit."
     
  13. carpro

    carpro
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2004
    Messages:
    20,949
    Likes Received:
    298
    I know her brother, so she does have family. I believe she also has another brother I have not met.
     
  14. ballfan

    ballfan
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2004
    Messages:
    405
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know anything about her and neither it seems does anybody else.

    If Bush appoints anyone, either Roberts or this lady, that votes to uphold Roe Vs. Wade, Homosexual rights, or to interfere in any way with the Christian religion he would be making a major mistake. The backlash from Christians would come close to destroying the Republican Party at all levels.
     
  15. Johnv

    Johnv
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2001
    Messages:
    21,321
    Likes Received:
    0
    OTOH, if the appointee votes to reject aspects of Roe that violate the Constitution, or overturn rights of homosexuals beyond those granted by the Constitution, or refuse to interfere with the Christian religion to the point where the it violates the Constition, then Christians, as well as all people, should denounce that same apointee.

    Look, I care only about whether an apointee will make ruling solely based on law, whether I as a Christian, or whether the apointee as a private person, agree with those laws or not.
     
  16. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Amen, brother. [​IMG]
     
  17. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    The president campaigned on appointing strict constructionists. He certainly has done so on the lower courts. He knows Ms. Meirs quite well, unlike his dad who appointed Mr. Souter. Is there any reason not to trust the president on this appointment? If so, what is the evidence based on his previous court appointments? Notice that I said "evidence", not "supposition".
     
  18. Joseph_Botwinick

    Joseph_Botwinick
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/532.jpg>Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2000
    Messages:
    17,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    What is a hardcore conservative? Someone like Tom Tancredo?

    Anyway, I posted this response to Ken Mehlman when he e-mailed me asking for money and support for Miers:

    That's where I stand. I do have a litmus test and I want to know how she matches up to it.

    Joseph Botwinick
     
  19. KenH

    KenH
    Expand Collapse
    Active Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2002
    Messages:
    32,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Someone who wants to a nominee to announce ahead of time that he/she will vote to overturn certain decisions instead of being willing to listen to the arguments before making a decision. It is just as wrong for the Right to want a partial judiciary as it is for the Left to do so.

    Litmus tests on the Right are just as wrong as litmus tests on the Left when it comes to attaining an impartial judiciary.
     
  20. Joseph_Botwinick

    Joseph_Botwinick
    Expand Collapse
    <img src=/532.jpg>Banned

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2000
    Messages:
    17,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Are you saying that you have no litmus test for what you want in the Supreme Court?

    Joseph Botwinick
     

Share This Page

Loading...