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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:24 PM

Potential SCotUS nominees?

Last edited Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:07 PM - Edit history (2)

I would guess that at least Ruth Bader Ginsberg will step down in the next four years, possibly Breyer as well.

Anybody a leading candidate to replace them?

Would love to see Goodwin Liu, but if the GOP had a hissy fit over him as a federal judge, they'd go apeshit over him for the SCotUS.

I'm guessing that only death would lead Scalia, Thomas, Alito or Roberts to step down.

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Reply Potential SCotUS nominees? (Original post)
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 OP
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #1
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #7
Liberal Veteran Nov 2012 #8
peacebird Nov 2012 #2
Liberal Veteran Nov 2012 #3
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #9
Lakerstan Nov 2012 #4
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #17
avebury Nov 2012 #19
MyNameIsKhan Nov 2012 #21
sadbear Nov 2012 #5
Thrill Nov 2012 #6
onenote Nov 2012 #10
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #22
Filibuster Harry Nov 2012 #11
RosedaleGuy Nov 2012 #25
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #12
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #18
NYC Liberal Nov 2012 #26
KauaiK Nov 2012 #13
woolldog Nov 2012 #14
Liberal Veteran Nov 2012 #15
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #16
hogwyld Nov 2012 #20
MyNameIsKhan Nov 2012 #23
NewJeffCT Nov 2012 #24

Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:26 PM

1. How about Hillary! nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:30 PM

7. +1 nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:31 PM

8. A good choice, but a younger liberal person would be better.

Since we are talking lifetime appointments, a younger candidate gives us more long-term shift in the make up of the court.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:26 PM

2. Hillary!

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:27 PM

3. Rachel Maddow would be a cool choice.

And would do a great job, most likely.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:33 PM

9. Great choice! nt

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:28 PM

4. Jennifer Granholm :)

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Response to Lakerstan (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:05 PM

17. Good choice

Freeper heads would explode on that one...

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Response to Lakerstan (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:08 PM

19. Great Choice! nt

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Response to avebury (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:12 PM

21. Yes great choice!

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:29 PM

5. As much as I love Hillary...

I want someone in their late 40s/early 50s, someone who will be there A LONG time.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:29 PM

6. I think if its a man. Professor Koh

who is already at the State Department or Deval Patrick may get the call

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:33 PM

10. I'll be shocked if it isn't a current federal appellate judge or state supreme court justice

And its probably will be no one most people have ever heard of.

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Response to onenote (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:13 PM

22. when Obama won in 2008

I'm pretty sure I had posted that I thought Sonia Sotomayor would be one of the top choices for SCotUS, and I'm sure it was because I had seen her name on a list. (Now, just to be fair, I got most of the rest of the cabinet picks wrong, other than Eric Holder)

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:35 PM

11. how about judge judy?

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Response to Filibuster Harry (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:17 PM

25. Judge Joe Brown

he can smack some sense into Clarence Thomas

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:36 PM

12. Goodwin Liu

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:07 PM

18. would love to see it

the GOP already blocked him for the lower court

(meant to say Goodwin in my OP - put Gordon by mistake)

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:34 PM

26. Yes but hopefully we will get rid of the filibuster or severely limit it at the new Congress in Jan.

as Reid has said he would

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:45 PM

13. I still prefer the brilliant Hillary....

But how about Eliz Warren?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:50 PM

14. Bill Clinton.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:53 PM

15. How about Ron Reagan Jr.

Just to fuck with the right wingers.

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Response to Liberal Veteran (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:59 PM

16. if you really want to fuck with them

tell them he's going to nominate Michelle Obama for the SCotUS...

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:11 PM

20. Whoever it is, I want them progressive and young.

Someone that can stay on the court for 40+ years.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:14 PM

23. Here are ages

Thomas 64
Roberts 57
Scalia 76
Ginsburg 79
Breyer 74
Alito 62
Sotomeyer 58
Kennedy 76
Kagan 52

I guess Kennedy retirement should bring wonders, otherwise we need to wait for President Hilary Clinton in 2016....

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Response to MyNameIsKhan (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 05:17 PM

24. Thanks

I know Scalia, for sure, will hang on out of spite if a Democrat is president.

And, Clarence Thomas has been on the court forever, it seems, but is only 64? Sheesh, he could have another 20-25 years on the court.

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