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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 01:21 AM
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If You Were President . . .
Justice David H. Souter plans to retire from the Supreme Court in June, giving President Obama his first appointment to the court and the first seat for a Democratic president to fill in 15 years. Make your own selection for a replacement from the list of leading contenders below, or enter your own pick.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/05/04/us/politi...

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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 01:24 AM
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1. Erwin Chemerinsky, who is currently at #17. n/t
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 01:59 AM
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3. Chimerinsky is too old.
While I studied his textbook on Constitutional Law, and while I believe his heart is in the right place, I am not impressed with him as a scholar, and I would prefer a younger candidate.

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-Laelth
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 08:01 PM
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4. He's 55! n/t
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 08:03 PM
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5. My bad. He's much younger than I thought.
He looks older than that to me.

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-Laelth
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LuvNewcastle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 01:57 AM
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2. Pamela S. Karlan
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StevieM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-06-09 12:26 AM
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7. I agree! She would be the best (eom)
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-05-09 08:36 PM
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6. Of those, I like Leah Ward Sears, Merrick B. Garland, and Kim M. Wardlaw best.
:shrug: Pamela S. Karlan is an attractive runner-up.

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