Obama's Supreme Court Short List Incl...

Obama's Supreme Court Short List Includes Six Women

There are 26 comments on the ABC News story from Apr 13, 2010, titled Obama's Supreme Court Short List Includes Six Women. In it, ABC News reports that:

Fewer than 10 possible U.S. Supreme Court nominees -- six of them women -- are on President Obama's short list to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court , according to ABC News sources.

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“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#21 Apr 15, 2010
estanson wrote:
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One good reason: The Supreme Court is NOT a representative body!
(check back to your history books and read about how it works)
first, none of what you said is justifiable regardless..
but your quote "if it was alright for white men to be racist for 2 hundred years" is perhaps the silliest thing I have ever read on here and that is saying something...
so, are you saying it was alright for white's to be racist?
of course not, its just nonsense!
so if it was not ok then, ITS NOT OK NOW!
Next, if you believe that judges can't be impartial (that is separate out their own values for that of the "law") than you dont understand our system of rule by laws and not men, and you dont understand the role of the court or the values we have in impartiality...
it means you want to turn the court into a political faction...ie the death of checks and balances...
in short, your are being niave to the point that my questioning whether you were actually just kidding or were just a child were serious...
And you're just a moron if honestly believe judges aren't influenced in their decisions by their own personal life experiences. But I guess that's okay with you so long as it remains a majority white male experience.

Btw, the court has ALWAYS been a "political faction".
estanson

Windsor, VT

#22 Apr 15, 2010
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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And you're just a moron if honestly believe judges aren't influenced in their decisions by their own personal life experiences. But I guess that's okay with you so long as it remains a majority white male experience.
Btw, the court has ALWAYS been a "political faction".
again, have you taken high school civics yet?

if you have, you would understand how bigoted you are being.

did it pass you by that the court (while 100% white) overstepped its bounds to rule on civil rights? or a 100% male court ruled favorably on women's rights?

you are just spouting modern rhetorics without a basis in fact or history. you are believing whats in the papers and on tv and you shouldn't, read a book instead!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#23 Apr 15, 2010
estanson wrote:
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again, have you taken high school civics yet?
if you have, you would understand how bigoted you are being.
did it pass you by that the court (while 100% white) overstepped its bounds to rule on civil rights? or a 100% male court ruled favorably on women's rights?
you are just spouting modern rhetorics without a basis in fact or history. you are believing whats in the papers and on tv and you shouldn't, read a book instead!
Did it ever occur to you that a more diversified court in the past may have ruled favorably for women's rights and minority rights DECADES earlier?

Just because they FINALLY got around to ruling against desegregation in 1954, doesn't let them off the hook. Do you really think it would have taken 58 years to overturn the previous segregation ruling from 1896 (Plessy v. Ferguson) if there had been a black justice on the court, or a few other minorities?
estanson

Windsor, VT

#24 Apr 16, 2010
WeTheSheeple wrote:
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Did it ever occur to you that a more diversified court in the past may have ruled favorably for women's rights and minority rights DECADES earlier?
Just because they FINALLY got around to ruling against desegregation in 1954, doesn't let them off the hook. Do you really think it would have taken 58 years to overturn the previous segregation ruling from 1896 (Plessy v. Ferguson) if there had been a black justice on the court, or a few other minorities?
again...you are just spouting modern rhetorics without a basis in fact or history. you are believing whats in the papers and on tv and you shouldn't, read a book instead!

Also, this is NOT the NFL, you don't root for a team...

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#25 Apr 16, 2010
estanson wrote:
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again...you are just spouting modern rhetorics without a basis in fact or history. you are believing whats in the papers and on tv and you shouldn't, read a book instead!
Also, this is NOT the NFL, you don't root for a team...
I believe HISTORY, plain & simple.

You're right though, this definitely is NOT the NFL, but I'll still be rooting for the winning Obama team. Sucks to be on the losing side, doesn't it?
Eric L

AOL

#26 Apr 17, 2010
estanson wrote:
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again...you are just spouting modern rhetorics without a basis in fact or history. you are believing whats in the papers and on tv and you shouldn't, read a book instead!
Also, this is NOT the NFL, you don't root for a team...
Do you have any proof that this is "modern" without factual or historical basis? Maybe among a good majority of whites (judging from past US judicial history) that would've held true, but you could scarcely have found an American of Asian descent(whether Guomindang right to Maoist left or anywhere in between) who would've supported Plessy vs, Ferguson, The Oriental Exclusion Act of 1882(or its periodic renewals), residential and occupational discrimination on a legal basis since since Asians faced similar racial discrimination that blacks faced in the past. All of those laws were extremely unpopular among Asians and anyone who knows that history would know that fact. The fact that there weren't many Asian judges who upheld or opposed such decisions has a lot to do with the fact that there wasn't a single US judge of Asian descent on the bench at that time. There were plenty of Asian plaintiffs challenging such discriminatory decisions(often without success until recent decades for obvious reasons).

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