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Mr. Obama on the bench of the SCOTUS !!!!
You have finally exceeded all expectations of your capacity for evil designs.
I LOVE IT !!!
Sadly, he'd probably have to recuse himself from almost every issue under current standards.(sigh)
Still, I'm with "Ralph". That one never would have occurred to me.
Good on ya.
It does seem a logical fit. Obama taught constitutional law before being elected. He obviously has the political experience. He'd be another black on the court, and he's the right age for a long tenure. I doubt the recusal issue would be that significant, besides which it's entirely up to the individual justice whether to recuse themselves; they seldom do.
I seriously think it's a good idea, and not just because it would give the conservatives an aneurysm! He'll be 55 when he steps down in 2017; what else is he going to do for the rest of his life?