Why the Supreme Court issue doesn't bother me

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  1. NaasPreacher (C4K)

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    Easy enough - at the moment 7 of the 9 justices were appointed by Republicans.

    Only John Paul Stephens is old enough to really worry about. But lets say he lives to the ripe old age of 96.

    How many of the Republican appointees do you think will resign to let Obama replace them?
     
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    Some might croak for other reasons besides old age. Just a thought.
     
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    You don't live here, you don't have to worry.
     
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    I think it's a matter of concern.Although picked by Republicans,some of the Justices are decidedly liberal.

    Roberts was appointed by George W.Bush (43).He is certainly conservative.

    Scalia was appointed by Reagan.He's certainly conservative.

    Thomas was appointed by number 43.He's definitely conservative.

    Alito was appointed by number 43.He's very much a conservative.

    Kennedy was appointed by Reagan.However,he's more of a centrist.

    Souter was appointed by #41, but he leans left.

    Breyor was appointed by Clinton,and is on the left side of the ledger.

    Ginsburg was appointed by Clinton, and is appropriately a leftist.

    Stevens was appointed by Ford,but clings to the left.
     
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    As an American citizen the Supreme Court is as much my concern as anyone else.
     
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    The first reporter started his comment with a lie - "Five justices are well into their 70s or 80s.' Stephens is 88, Ginsberg is 75, Souter and Scalia are 72. Thats only four and 72 is not 'well in to the 70s and 80s. At least they covered their bases with 'who knows' at the end.
     
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    Did you listen to the entire report? Calling someone a liar is a bit over the top...especially from you.
     
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    Okay, you are correct, 'lied' was over the top. But he either lied, falsely reported, or is a rotten investigator when he said "Five justices are well into their 70s and 80s.'

    Stephens is 88
    Ginsberg (one of the 2 Democrat appointees) is 75
    Scalia and Kennedy are 72

    That is only four justices and 72 does not qualify as 'well into the 70s and 80s.' Souter just turned 69.

    I have a had time believing that such a report could be filed without basic research. The media lie on a regular basis, as we hear here all the time. Fox is not exempt from biased reported and this is a prefect example of it.

    And yes I did watch the entire report.
     
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    Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of the United States Supreme Court by Jan Crawford Greenburg is an excellent book. I highly recommend it. It will shed light on the process for all. Also it is very enlightening on how people change once they become a sitting Supreme Court justice.
     
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    I've not read the book, but let me guess - they tend to find the middle of the political spectrum?
     
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    Not just that. But sometimes because of a new justices leanings, that seem too far in one direction or the other other justices are forced further to the right or left. S. D. O'Conner is an example of this. But it happens often.

    It is rather like a new president, they usually move more to the middle. Circumstances force this.
     
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    That may be, but you may be affected only indirectly from their decisions since you live overseas. You may be much safer staying put in Ireland than coming back here after January 20th. You can look at our destruction from afar. No offense intended.
     
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    That is a ridiculous statement.

    Is this an attempt to draw yet another thread off topic? The topic is about the possible changes in the Supreme Court, not some potential 'destruction.'

    Your use of 'our' is offensive. Do you not think that 'your' destruction would also be my nation's destruction?
     
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    Thank you C4K.. your OP has settled my nerves.
     
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    Sorry you are offended. Sorry you think I make ridiculous statements. You are certainly entitled to your opinion. And I am entitled to mine.

    Are you so naive to think that the Supreme Court will not end up being involved when Obama brings all the GITMO residents to US soil to be tried in US courts protected under Constitutional Rights afforded US citizens? Not trying to draw a thread off topic, but you can see it anyway you choose to. Please spare me the condesention.
     
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    This will occur under the current SCOTUS. All the scares about Obama appointees will make no difference
     

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