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SC Judge O'Conner's Retirement Immient  
User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1339 times:
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Sources inside say that O'Conner will announce her retirement from the Supreme Court within the hour. O'Conner was the first woman appointed to the US Supreme Court by President Reagan on 7 July 1981.


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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

Christ, this is all over the tv, as breaking news. Must be a slow news day. not that it's not important, but geeeze.


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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5154 posts, RR: 21
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

It is that important.

Any nominee of Bush's will be a right-wing, social facist with his or her head up the butt of his/her "faith".

Scary.



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1333 times:

O' Connor has been the moderate swing vote in a lot of judicial decisions.

This is VERY important, especially since the far right despises her and want a Scalia dittohead in the position.

Given that the press prattled on and on about Michael Jackson and that Petersen case, its about time that they gave a real issue some air time.


User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1328 times:
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It's official. She has announced it

Quoting AGC525 (Reply 1):
Christ, this is all over the tv, as breaking news. Must be a slow news day

Considering the recent divide with the president's nominees, I would say this is pivitol. All I can say is, "Here we go again"



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User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1324 times:

The way they announced it I thought she died. I hope some a.netters get nominated, since they know so much on how the laws should be in the the country.


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
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Quoting AGC525 (Reply 5):
I hope some a.netters get nominated, since they know so much on how the laws should be in the the country.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That'll happen.



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User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Quoting AGC525 (Reply 5):
The way they announced it I thought she died. I hope some a.netters get nominated, since they know so much on how the laws should be in the the country.

Hmmmm, Justice ANCFlyer . . . .has a nice ring to it . . . don't ya think.  crazy 

We could have Justice RSmith!!!

Or we could have Justice Libtu)_*(#_(# !!!!

Your call!  rotfl 

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 4):
It's official. She has announced it

Quoting AGC525 (Reply 1):
Christ, this is all over the tv, as breaking news. Must be a slow news day

Considering the recent divide with the president's nominees, I would say this is pivitol. All I can say is, "Here we go again"

Well, well, well . . . this is giong to be interesting.

Rather expected the Chief Justice to expire or retire . . . never saw this coming.

PotUs has a grand opportunity here to set the stage on the Supreme Court for two decades to come. This ought to get interesting soon.

Wonder how long it will take for the reallllly left wing Bashers to claim what ever nominee he suggests is  redflag  or a Neo-Con Fascist? Further, I wonder who will be the first to post it on A-Net? My $$$ goes with Smitty.  biggrin 

Any nominees from A-Netters???


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1313 times:

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 4):
It's official. She has announced it

Here it is in print, very short & sweet:
http://kyw.com/news/topstories_story_182102350.html

And all this whole time, everyone was focusing on Justice Reinquist retiring (which could still happen).

Side note: Justice O'Connor, was almost killed nearly 2 years ago when a display scaffolding collapsed during the dedication of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. She was there to receive the Liberty Medal at the time.



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6858 posts, RR: 34
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1309 times:

Here we go....the next major issue to divide our nation.

I'll just say that it would be nice for once to have someone who--not conservative nor liberal, left nor right, Republican or Democrat--but someone who will (gasp) actually interpret the Constitution in the constructionist manner in which it ought to be applied.

I've had it with the stench from the bench, unchecked judicial activism, and the movement by some of the judges to factor international law into US rulings.

I don't think Bush has the balls to nominate someone like that, and no matter who he puts up it's going to get stupid.


User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
Hmmmm, Justice ANCFlyer . . . .has a nice ring to it . . . don't ya think.

That reminds me... good time to take that vacation to the Yukon.  Wink

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
Rather expected the Chief Justice to expire or retire . .

Anyone taking bets yet on which one comes first?

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
Wonder how long it will take for the reallllly left wing Bashers to claim what ever nominee he suggests is or a Neo-Con Fascist? Further, I wonder who will be the first to post it on A-Net?

See reply #2.



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21678 posts, RR: 55
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

Does this mean that Bush can use the July 4th recess to put someone there without Senate approval?  scratchchin 

-Mir



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1296 times:

This is very unfortunate.

Last year she was on the short list to be Chief Justice, but the exacerbating illness of her husband over the past 3 months probably made her throw in the towel.

O'Connor has written some very nuanced opinions in the civil rights arena, that have showcased her classic libertarian leanings.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 7):
Wonder how long it will take for the reallllly left wing Bashers to claim what ever nominee he suggests is or a Neo-Con Fascist?

If he appoints someone like Justice Bork, then he deserves it. The opinions and comments and views of Bork after he lost the nomination have gone to prove that the man was indeed a monster.


User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1290 times:

Quoting Slider (Reply 9):
but someone who will (gasp) actually interpret the Constitution in the constructionist manner in which it ought to be applied.

Like the Dredd Scott decision.

Purely "constructionist."

And vile.


User currently offlineDvk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1058 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1288 times:

If precedent is any indicator, W will nominate the most in-your-face, incendiary person he can find. The Supreme Court has hardly been an "activist" court, as Slider claims. It will become so, however, if it shifts farther to the right. This is indeed a scary time.


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User currently offlineJetjack74 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 7414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1288 times:
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My prediction is that either Alberto Gonzales or Janice Rodgers Brown will be appointed. So the Senate Judiciary Committee will be back on the TV screens. Well, i'm preparing for a repeat of the Clarence Thomas hearings.


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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1275 times:

Quoting Dvk (Reply 14):
W will nominate the most in-your-face, incendiary person he can find. The Supreme Court has hardly been an "activist" court, as Slider claims.

It's only activist for these people when their narrow social agendas are suddenly stopped by a Constitutional wall. And you're right. Given how beholden he is to Karl Rove and his virtual hand over of the Oval Office to evangelicals, we'll probably see a Justice who's been vetted and blessed by them.

Quoting Jetjack74 (Reply 15):
My prediction is that either Alberto Gonzales or Janice Rodgers Brown will be appointed.

Janice Brown does not have the experience. And many Republican moderates voted for her with held noses. Gonzales is seen as too pro-abortion by the high holy rollers who have Bush's balls by the hand.


User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Reply 17, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

Maybe I am the only one here, but I did NOT see this coming.

Regards



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User currently offlineS12PPL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1255 times:

Kiss your civil liberties goodbye! The Dubya Supreme Court is on the way!!!

User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Quoting Jaysit (Reply 16):
Janice Brown does not have the experience. And many Republican moderates voted for her with held noses. Gonzales is seen as too pro-abortion by the high holy rollers who have Bush's balls by the hand.

Gotta agree with Jay here. I'm of the opinion that Bush will nominate a judge off the 4th Circuit - and I have a strong hunch it'll be the Chief Judge of the 4th Circuit, William Wilkins.



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1237 times:

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User currently offlineHomer71 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2245 posts, RR: 14
Reply 21, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1229 times:

I'm thinking he will go with Emilio Garza, I believe he sits on the 5th Circuit.

Scary.
This is indeed a scary time.

Should I pack up the family and get the hell out of Dodge?  Yeah sure

BTW, if and when Rehnquist goes, which of the current justices becomes Chief Justice? How do they select one?



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User currently offlineTexdravid From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1221 times:

Whatever your political leanings, these next few months until the new justice is confirmed will be a good time to turn off the TV news shows and talk radio.

Why? The charlatans on the left and right will be hyperventilating on TV and..A.net as well to state how the country will be devastated if Bush gets his way or if the democrats get their way.

Both sides will try to demonize the other and it will get nasty.
Thank God for the remote and mute button this summer!!



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User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1221 times:

Quoting Homer71 (Reply 21):
BTW, if and when Rehnquist goes, which of the current justices becomes Chief Justice? How do they select one?

Same way as they nominate an Associate Justice. During the interim period between Chiefs, the Senior Associate Justice (John Paul Stevens) would become Acting Chief Justice. Bush would then appoint a new Chief Justice - either someone currently on the Court or someone else. If it's someone currently on the Court, then he would then also nominate a new Associate Justice to the vacated associate's seat.



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User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 24
Reply 24, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1220 times:

Quoting Homer71 (Reply 21):
BTW, if and when Rehnquist goes, which of the current justices becomes Chief Justice? How do they select one?

If I'm not mistaken, the Justice with the most seniority on the S.C. bench would, at the very least, be offered to become Chief Justice. That being the case, it would probably offered first to Justice Paul Stevens. If he turns down the position (due to potential retirement), the next in seniority would be Justice Antonin Scalia.



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25 Post contains images LTBEWR : At least FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC will talk about something else for the next 2-4 weeks besides the missing teen in Aruba I am somewhat looking forward to
26 Jaysit : Bush may appoint Garza, trolling as he is for the Hispanic vote. And there is always Edith Jones, who would be an awful choice - she's the Church Lady
27 Post contains images MaverickM11 : Start up the gas chambers! Dig the burial pits!
28 Jaysit : That's your job. You'd be perfect for it.
29 Post contains images MaverickM11 : And old, ugly people like you would be the first to go... [Edited 2005-07-01 19:05:26]
30 Jaysit : Showing off your qualifications, are you?
31 Post contains images Mir : That's not good. -Mir
32 Jaysit : The importance of the position of Chief Justice is vastly overstated. I'd be more concerned about O'Connor's successor than anything else. This is no
33 Jake056 : This is truly going to be the "long, hot summer". Who knows what the White House plan will be? Perhaps their plan is to have a "sleeper" nominee in th
34 Post contains images Superfly : That could be a good thing. If he hangs in there for another 5 years, President Hillary Clinton could pick his succesor.
35 Dvk : More importantly, we need to keep our fingers crossed that J.P. Stevens, who's well into his 80's, maintains good enough health and stamina to outlast
36 Post contains images StevenUhl777 : Or President Jeb Bush...
37 Post contains images S12PPL : Basically
38 SATX : Also, whenever someone criticizes their new candidate they can claim it's all just racially motivated like they did when some folks were speaking abo
39 Slider : This is an element I think is overplayed (not to deviate too much from teh SCOTUS topic at hand). I have no problem with strong women, but let's admi
40 Jaysit : Yeah, they'll play that bit again if they nominate Gonzales and everyone goes ballistic on his Gitmo related comments (right now, Gonzales looks like
41 Post contains images Allstarflyer : Or . . . the nominee could be a qualified, dignified, upright individual who will interpret the constitution on basis of their own conscience, charac
42 ANCFlyer : With the current state of affairs in the partisan halls of government, this confirmation will make the Clarence Thomas affair look like a sunday Chur
43 Jaysit : I'm talking Christian Coalition, the organization - not "Christians." And, yes, the fundamentalist organizations that control this Presidency - the C
44 CORULEZ05 : another uptight old geezer leaving?????? SWEET...now let's move on because no one really cares...they are all the same.
45 Garnetpalmetto : If you really think that, you're more naive than I ever thought.
46 Post contains links B747-437B : http://www.airliners.net/discussions/profile.main?username=WGW2707
47 Post contains images Garnetpalmetto : LOL. Different William Wilkins, Sean I meant William Walter Wilkins
48 L-188 : This nomination is going to get really ugly, short of GW nominating Judge Judy. The democrats will go back on their "no fillibuster" promise of a coup
49 Jetjack74 : She has no experience? She has all the experience in the world. She has the experience of being on the California State Supreme Court for the better
50 SFOMEX : I only hope that the Bush's nominee(s) will be afforded the same considerations that Clinton's nominees got from the Republican controlled Senate. Pre
51 Texdravid : Yes, and Moveon.org, the ACLU, the other left wing groups will be demanding THEIR candidate. As stated by me above, the charlatans of the right AND l
52 Mir : Since when does the President have the right to have his nominees rubberstamped? The Constitution states that the President has the power to nominate
53 Jaysit : If it weren't for the ACLU (hardly a left wing organization contrary to the crap you may be fed in Texas), I doubt if half the rights you take for gr
54 ANCFlyer : First, there should not be a rubberstamp on this. It is a critical selection in that I suspect we shall shortly be replacing the Chief Justice as wel
55 SATX : Whoops! Wrong thread.[Edited 2005-07-02 21:49:36]
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