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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 04:44 PM
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Poll question: What do MI DUers think about Granholm as a Justice?
And any insights about what she thinks would be appreciated. Church and state, free speech, etc...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-12-10 07:54 PM
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1. I'd be interested in the rationales
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usregimechange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 10:04 PM
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2. All MI DUers vote on this?
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PassingFair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 10:08 AM
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3. She's never been a judge, has she?
Edited on Wed Apr-21-10 10:08 AM by PassingFair
She backed the wrong horse in the primary, so I don't think
she's in the top 5 on this.

AND...

Enough with the Catholic thing, it has
me worried about Roe v. Wade.

On edit:

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-21-10 02:02 PM
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4. PF for the win!
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-22-10 11:57 PM
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5. If she doesn't get picked...
Edited on Thu Apr-22-10 11:59 PM by blue_onyx
I doubt it has anything to do with backing "the wrong horse in the primary." Obama doesn't seem like he would to hold a grudge over that.

Being Catholic shouldn't be an issue. I don't believe Granholm has ever done anything to indicate that she won't support Roe v. Wade. She vetoed "partial birth abortion" twice as governor which didn't please Catholics

"Michigan Catholic Conference Vice President for Public Policy Paul Long told LifeNews.com that Governor Granholm showed continued indifference to human life" with her latest veto."

http://www.lifenews.com/state3318.html

She also supports stem-cell research. I don't believe she would allow her religion to effect her legal views.

She would be a great choice...I hope Obama picks her.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 01:57 AM
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6. There are far, far too many Catholics on the Supreme Court.
It's a huge problem. I hope to God Obama looks elsewhere.
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 05:54 PM
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7. The president should base his nominations on competence &
legal vision that's in harmony with his own.

IMHO, any diversity should be secondary.
:hi:



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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 05:57 PM
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8. In harmony with his nation, not his own.
And Gov. Granholm is not what I would like for a Supreme Court Justice. Because Catholicism is big on the morals/values/judging people thing (I say this as a Catholic), religious diversity is key on our nation's highest court. It is still We, the People...for the moment at least. :hi:
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:27 PM
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9. We're more in agreement than how it sounds here.
You're right, too many Catholics are not good. Too many of one thing on the Court is not a good representation of our country. Yet, I don't want the president's choices cut at the knees, either.

I believe that the legal vision that reflect Obama's vision is trustworthy. While I agree it should reflect, 'we, the people', the question rises, which 'we, the people'? Neither of us like the RW vision. So again, I have to trust the prez - even though I'd be more inclined to choose someone more liberal.

I'm Catholic too, and personally, I'd like to see an atheist on the court. Shoot, I would like to see an openly gay justice.
:hi:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 06:34 PM
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10. I totally don't want to see Obama's choice cut down either.
Even though we know that the Republicans will have a problem with anyone he chooses. :)
So, I figure, since it's going to be a fight, we should really make it worth it. :D
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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 07:09 PM
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11. And hopefully his choice will know the difference between a pager and an email!
:rofl:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-23-10 11:49 PM
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12. LOL
:)
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nRkiSt Donating Member (63 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-01-10 08:43 AM
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13. Why not Ralph Nader?
Obama is too much of a corporate puke for that name to fly.
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