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Sat Apr 13, 2013, 10:03 PM

Poll: Who would YOU like President Obama's next pick for the Supreme Court to be?

Last edited Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:17 PM - Edit history (2)


Long list of candidates mentioned in the past here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obama_Supreme_Court_candidates

Article from 2012 with a list of possibilities here: http://www.cnn.com/2012/09/30/politics/court-obama-list/index.html

UPDATE: A new article from May 2013 with additional possibilities (some not on the below poll) here: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/05/23/2044771/ten-potential-democratic-supreme-court-nominees-who-arent-named-sri-srinivasan/
(Jane Kelly, Alison Nathan, Deval Patrick, Pam Karlan, Paul Smith, Neal Katyal, Tom Perez)
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Kathryn Ruemmler, born 1971, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathryn_Ruemmler
Goodwin Liu, born 1970, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodwin_Liu
Sri Srinivasan, born 1967, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sri_Srinivasan
Paul Watford, born 1967, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Watford
Caitlin Halligan, born 1966 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caitlin_Halligan
Kamala Harris, born 1964, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamala_Harris
Lisa Madigan, born 1966, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisa_Madigan
Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen, born 1965, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacqueline_Hong-Ngoc_Nguyen
Harold Hongju Koh, born 1954, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harold_Hongju_Koh
Other

Poll below...


38 votes, 0 passes | Time left: Unlimited
Kathryn Ruemmler
2 (5%)
Goodwin Liu
5 (13%)
Sri Srinivasan
3 (8%)
Paul Watford
1 (3%)
Caitlin Halligan
1 (3%)
Kamala Harris
15 (39%)
Lisa Madigan
1 (3%)
Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen
2 (5%)
Harold Hongju Koh
0 (0%)
Other
8 (21%)
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elleng Apr 2013 #1
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elleng Apr 2013 #15
Liberal_Stalwart71 Jun 2013 #46
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OmahaBlueDog May 2013 #37
MurrayDelph Jun 2013 #59
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former9thward May 2013 #29
Tx4obama May 2013 #31
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Tx4obama May 2013 #32
Major Hogwash May 2013 #33
Tx4obama May 2013 #34
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davidpdx May 2013 #38
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Apr 13, 2013, 10:07 PM

1. Let's give Kamala Harris some more time as an elected public servant.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

14. Our AG will be our next Governor of CA

After Gov. Brown wins a second term, she will run, and will win. IMHO

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Response to CADEMOCRAT7 (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 12:28 PM

15. Sounds good to me (here in MD,)

a very good approach to the White House.

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Response to elleng (Reply #15)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 09:14 AM

46. Our AG, Doug Gansler, seems to be running for governor as well.

 

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Response to CADEMOCRAT7 (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 07:03 PM

23. Yup....and then President!

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Response to CADEMOCRAT7 (Reply #14)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:54 PM

37. No, I think she'll replace Boxer or DiFi

I think Villaraigosa is the next Governor.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #37)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 11:19 PM

59. I hope not

He was a shitty mayor, and a contributing factor to why this 60-year-old native Californian now lives in Oregon.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #59)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 02:03 PM

79. Welcome to Oregon

I moved here from Texas, What a change! The people I vote for actually win elections here in Eugene; unlike the 20 years I spent in Texas.

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Response to CADEMOCRAT7 (Reply #14)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:47 PM

57. If she goes to the SC,

Gavin Newsom would make an excellent governor.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 12:15 AM

2. Kamala Harris. She's been an excellent

champion against corruption in the banking industry. She stood up against Govern Brown and fought him tooth and nail as he diverted the funds meant for homeowners who lost money and their homes to pay down the state's deficit.

She's young, African-American and Asian-American, and a woman. She would be PERFECT for President Obama's next pick for SCOTUS.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 05:22 AM

4. K&R! Bookmarking until I can read through all this...

Excellent research and extremely informative! Thank you for all your hard work!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 03:43 PM

6. Thanks :)




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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 09:13 AM

5. Kamala Harris does not belong in a robe.

Senator Feinstein is almost 80 and is up for re-election in 2018. Kamala should be in a good position to run for that seat when Feinstein retires.

After that the White House...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 05:00 PM

7. This is the first time a poll I've posted has gone this long with an 'Other' being posted.


I'm amazed

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 09:34 PM

9. I took care of that.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Apr 14, 2013, 08:53 PM

8. Caitlin Halligan

I really hope Sri Srinivasan is not considered for the SCOTUS for 2 reasons....First, its difficult enough for President Obama to get DC Circuit Court confirmations, if we can get someone confirmed there, let's keep them there...Otherwise, the seat is again open and who knows if Obama will be able to fill it, ESPECIALLY if GOP would win the senate next year...Also, i don't think Srinivasan is progressive enough, especially when Senator Cruz sung his prasies at his hearing last week..

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 09:43 AM

10. Russ Feingold or Elliot Spitzer

n/t

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Response to Myrina (Reply #10)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:14 PM

51. That's the sort of person I was thinking of, too.

Or maybe even Van Jones, except that he'd be filibustered into the next presidency.

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Response to Myrina (Reply #10)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 01:34 AM

72. Yes, I was headed to the bottom of this thread to suggest Feingold

Liberal, exceptionally bright, extremely well educated, just about flawless in my opinion. He is my top choice.

Sam

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Apr 15, 2013, 10:16 AM

11. What a wonderful problem to have...

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:21 AM

12. How about Eric Holder, to carry out Obama's 'real' justice!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 10:21 AM

13. would love to see Liu

but, Republicans already went batshit crazy when Liu was nominated for a lower court.... I can't imagine they'd suddenly acquiesce if the young Liu was nominated for the Supreme Court where he could sit for 40+ years (he's in his early 40s)

I think one Republican voted against Liu because he was "overqualified"

I'd love to see another woman on the Court as well - so Harris, Madigan, Nguyen, etc would all be good, though I know little about any of them save Harris.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 12:52 PM

16. None of them.

 

Harris is unqualified. Most state AGs are.

Other than that, we need more great legal theorists and thinkers; not necessarily more jurists.

My short list is people like Laurence Lessig, Nadine Strossen, Brian Leiter, Matthew Kramer...

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:30 PM

20. Links below with bios for the folks unfamilar with Lessing, Strossen, Leiter, Kramer...


Lawrence "Larry" Lessig, born 1961: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laurence_lessig

Nadine Strossen, born 1950: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nadine_Strossen

Brian Leiter, born 1963: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Leiter

Matthew Kramer (no birth year listed): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_Kramer









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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 02:51 PM

17. I don't know any of them...

So I picked the most interesting name.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 03:16 PM

18. Other: John Perry Barlow.

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Response to Warren DeMontague (Reply #18)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 04:15 PM

19. John Perry Barlow was born in 1947


John Perry Barlow, bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Perry_Barlow

Interesting read.

Sotomayor was born in 1955 and Elena Kagan in 1960.

I doubt anyone born before 1955 will make it to Obama's next short-list.



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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #19)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 06:49 PM

22. There are probably a bunch of other reasons he wouldn't be chosen, too.

But, a man can dream.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2013, 05:34 PM

21. Someone who believes in every part of the Constitution

 

Someone who will truly be an umpire, even if they disagree with the law. Not a liberal or conservative idealist. Someone who hates politics, and votes on what's constitutional or not.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 10:36 PM

25. Someone under the age of 45...

...so they'll be there for well over a generation (just like Thomas!).

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #25)

Wed May 29, 2013, 10:48 PM

27. Several of the possible nominees are under 45 or close to it...


Kamala Harris - 48
Jane Louise Kelly - 48
Jacqueline Nguyen - 47
Sri Srinivasan - 46
Caitlin Halligan - 46
Paul Watford - 46
Neal Katyal - 43
Goodwin Liu - 42
Kathryn Ruemmler - 42
Alison J. Nathan - 40

there's a few, I didn't look them all up so there are probably more

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed May 29, 2013, 10:40 PM

26. Obama asks and gets biden to appoint him however he does.

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Response to Skink (Reply #26)

Wed May 29, 2013, 10:49 PM

28. Huh?

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #28)

Thu May 30, 2013, 12:13 AM

29. I am not speaking for the poster ...

but I think he/she means if there were a vacancy Obama could resign and then Biden could appoint him for the job.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #29)

Thu May 30, 2013, 12:20 AM

31. Oh - okay, that will never happen. But...


... I would love it if 'after' January 2017 when President Obama leaves office the next Democratic president would appoint Obama to the SCOTUS in say 2019 or 2020 (I think Obama should have a couple years off to relax a bit and also work on his presidential library).



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 12:18 AM

30. I would like him to nominate Laurence Tribe.

He was a professor of Obama's and also taught Kathleen Sullivan and John Roberts. Probably too old but that is who I would want.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #30)

Thu May 30, 2013, 12:25 AM

32. Yep, he is tad too old - currenlty Tribe is 71 years old. My guess is ...


My guess is that the next nominee will be between the age of 45 - 55.



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 01:22 AM

33. Well, one name that is not on that list is a person I know that certainly should be considered.

But, he is over 45 years old, so if that is where the age breaks for the next possible choice to be the next justice, that would count him out.

Kamala Harris and Harold Koh are both over 45 years old, by the way.
As are Caitlin Halligan, Lisa Madigan, Sri Srinivasan, Paul Watford, and Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen.

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Response to Major Hogwash (Reply #33)

Thu May 30, 2013, 01:27 AM

34. What's his name? And no one said the next one would actually be under 45 :shrug:


A previous comment of mine above says that 'my guess' is that the next one will probably be between 45-55.

But the only one that knows for sure is President Obama

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #34)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:12 PM

35. I talked to him last year about this, and he said that he would be interested, but doubted . .

. . that his name would even come up.
I've known him for quite a few years and he even ran for Congress once, about 15 years ago.
He is a famous Boise Democrat, who is a very good attorney, and he has worked on several rather famous cases here in Idaho.
There has never been a Supreme Court justice appointed from Idaho.
So, coupled with his political past, he didn't think there was much chance his name would be on President Obama's short list of candidates.
His name is Bill Mauk.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2013, 10:50 PM

36. Diane Wood

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Pamela_Wood

Diane Pamela Wood (born July 4, 1950) is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and a senior lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School.

Wood was born in Plainfield, New Jersey. When she was young, she moved with her family to Texas, where her mother still lives. Wood graduated with a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin's Plan II Honors program in 1971. She earned her J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law in 1975, where she was an editor of the Texas Law Review, graduated with high honors and Order of the Coif, and was among the first women at the University of Texas admitted as a member of the Friar Society. Wood then clerked for Judge Irving Goldberg of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals from 1975 to 1976 and for Associate Justice Harry Blackmun of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1976 to 1977. She was among the first women to clerk at the Supreme Court.

After working in private practice and the executive branch, Wood became the third woman ever hired as a law professor at the University of Chicago Law School. Wood was nominated to the Seventh Circuit by President Bill Clinton on March 31, 1995. She is considered a liberal intellectual counterweight to the Seventh Circuit's conservative heavyweights, Richard Posner and Frank Easterbrook.

Commentators have called Wood a leading candidate for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama. She was a candidate to replace Justice David Souter when he left the bench in 2009, though that seat went to Sonia Sotomayor. In 2010, she was on the short list of potential nominees to take retiring Justice John Paul Stevens' seat, but that nomination instead went to U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan.


Also, I favor an amendment to the Constitution limiting service on the SCOTUS to 24 years (6 presidential terms). The way it works now, the incentive is to go young, rather than look for a more senior jurist.

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Response to OmahaBlueDog (Reply #36)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 10:17 AM

74. She's older than most of the folks above but an excellent suggestion. nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 12:04 AM

38. I don't know much about any of them

But I would prefer someone who is as young as possible and Asian would be nice. Sri Srinvansan was just confirmed. I wouldn't really pick him given how long it took to get a few confirmations through.

Koh would be a possible choice as he is Korean-American (note: I live in Korea and am married to a Korean so I obviously think it would be cool to see someone with Korean heritage on the court). He is close to 60 already so he might have 20-25 years on the bench.

Harris has a sharp mind, though I have to wonder if she has other ambitions like running for governor or senator (once California gets rid of one of their "senators for life". She'd also be a possible presidential candidate some time down the road too. Anyone know what the term limit is on California AG?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2013, 08:05 AM

39. We need a black woman on this court. Kamala is not only that. More importantly, she is probably

 

the MOST qualified on that list.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #39)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 01:51 AM

42. No state AG is qualified. Bar none.

 

If she wants to resign and take an appointment to the federal bench or a top post in Justice or a top faculty position in academia to grow her credibility as a legal-theorist it becomes something worth revisiting in 3-5 years.

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Response to Chan790 (Reply #42)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 09:07 AM

45. That makes sense, but didn't Sotomayor come to court with no judicial experience?

 

I don't think it's a deal breaker.

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Response to Liberal_Stalwart71 (Reply #45)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:35 AM

47. No, Sotomayor was a long-term federal district-court judge...

 

6 years on United States District Court for the Southern District of New York and author of several key decisions with an impeccable record of being upheld on appeal.

You're probably thinking of Elena Kagan who was never a judge but had served as the Dean of Harvard Law and was a highly-respected legal theorist, a senior legal adviser to the Office of the President under the Clinton administration, twice nominated to the same DC-circuit seat on the federal bench (both times Judiciary Cmte. Chair Orrin Hatch refused to schedule hearings effectively killing her nomination), Solicitor General for the Obama Administration and had been Thurgood Marshall's law clerk in 1988 and previously clerked for Judge Abner J. Mikva of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:47 AM

40. I don't know but I hope I live

long enough to see a Native American president, male or female.

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Response to ellie (Reply #40)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 01:10 AM

41. I hope I live long enough to see 5 females and 4 males on the court. Or at least...


Or at least 5 Democrats and 4 Republicans

Men have ALWAYS dominated the Court.

And the Republicans have held the majority (Republican president appointed seats) since like somewhere around 1972 or before:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judicial_appointment_history_for_United_States_federal_courts#Supreme_Court

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 02:22 AM

43. I don't know yet, I wish he could nom. himself :)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 07:57 AM

44. Should not the question be 'Who will the Presidents Corporate handlers tell him who to Nominate

 

Should not the question be 'Who will the Presidents Corporate handlers tell him who to Nominate to the SCOTUS?"

Our current implementation of Government does not allow for the POTUS to make a decision of that magnitude without his backer’s direct say. He will be given a list of acceptable names with the one who will get the seat in the end highlighted but there will be plenty of time for Kabuki Theater and fighting just enough to make it look like democracy in action.

It is a done deal already, we are just not privy to whom it will be.


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Response to YeahSureRight (Reply #44)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:46 AM

48. Or, "someone who the far right Senate will be happy with"

 

that's what it will end up being

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 12:05 PM

49. Need two polls. Who would you like to see on the court, and who out of those who can be confirmed...

 

I've actually had the chance to talk with Caitlin Halligan, she is terrific. Of course, the Repugs successfully filibustered her confirmation for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit so the chances of her getting confirmed for SCOTUS is probably close to zero.

She would be great in either spot, but we can't get her confirmed.

I'm curious about Jacqueline Hong-Ngoc Nguyen. I like the idea of an asian woman on the SCOTUS.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 02:49 PM

50. This Guy



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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 03:16 PM

52. As long as they're not pro-torture, pro-bank, anti-labor, etc.

 

I don't really care.

But this is Obama and he's made it clear lately that those types are his preferred candidates.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 08:47 PM

53. Bill Maher

 

Because the Court needs to be taken down a few pegs.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:09 PM

54. Diana Ross?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 1, 2013, 10:49 PM

55. Pam Karlan and Kathleen Sullivan are both constitutional scholars

Most of the others listed in the op are not.

I'm also fine with Goodwin Liu

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 05:13 PM

56. Judge Srinivasan will most likely be the 1st.

 

sorry I did not see this thread earlier.

Judge Srinivasan will most likely be the 1st.
Srikanth Srinivasan who was just confirmed with a 97-0 vote to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
(after a major threat by Harry Reid if he wasn't confirmed, and with Senator Lautenberg coming on what was his sick bed in his final days to be there)
The common feeling is, two democratic choices will be the first to retire, while President Obama is in office.

And then the next few justices to retire would all be republican and those would be the big ones to change the entire nation.


(I have already said I am hoping the next democratic president name President Obama for one of those seats, especially to finally
have a great replacement for Justice Marshall.)

There are great choices above. Deval Patrick (should he not be picked for VP), is a great choice.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 10:01 PM

58. I love 2 for completely different reasons. Kamala Harris because I know exactly

what she believes. And Sri Srinivasan because I love his thinking process.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 06:23 AM

60. Good things come in small packages

He's not a professional jurist, but that is not a requirement to serve on the Court, so......

Bob Reich

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 09:41 AM

61. Barney Frank!!

1st LGBT SC justice AND
It would irritate Scalia so much he'd quit

win, win, win

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Sun Jun 30, 2013, 12:54 AM

62. A staunch liberal who's in good health and is under 45 years of age.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 06:48 PM

63. Other: FSogol of course.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 07:11 PM

64. Deval Patrick will get the nod.

 

EOT

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:27 AM

65. Abraham Lincoln appointed FIVE Supreme Court Justices


I think it would awesome if President Obama has the opportunity to do the same

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Supreme_Court_Justices

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #65)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:37 AM

66. That would be great....

But the bloodbath that would come with the confirmation hearings (especially if it's Scalia's or Kennedy's seat on the line) would be more brutal than any of the previous ones that this administration has had to deal with.

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Response to Parable Arable (Reply #66)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:04 AM

67. Probably so, but brinig them on anyway

At least as long as we hold a majority in the Senate.

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #65)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 12:04 AM

84. I don't think he'll get to 5

Three is a strong bet, four outside chance. With Ginsberg holding on we'd have to hope the Conservatives drop dead. I'm hoping the next one gone will be Scalia.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:29 PM

68. I don't care who it is...

Just so long as the purpose is to replace the late Justice Scalia.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:58 PM

69. Harris. Unfortunately, she'd never get past the vultures in the Senate.

Those assholes will turn back anyone with progressive bonafides.

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Response to Arkana (Reply #69)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 12:03 AM

83. +1

I agree with you on that one. The day that happens let the grave walking begin.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 03:37 PM

70. Sri Srinivasan

Extra points for their name.

I mean, being able to say Justice Srinivasan is just plain awesome.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 03:41 AM

71. Diana Ross comes to mind.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 03:31 AM

73. I said "Other"...

...because I want Bill Clinton nominated.
Just to watch conservative heads explode all over the country.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 12:50 PM

75. A true blue liberal.

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Response to polichick (Reply #75)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 07:40 AM

82. +1000

 

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 12:52 PM

76. Other...Hillary Clinton for many reasons.

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Response to yourout (Reply #76)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 01:23 PM

78. Yup.

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Response to yourout (Reply #76)

Fri Jul 5, 2013, 02:12 AM

81. If Hillary or Bill, Republican heads would literally be exploding.

Can you just picture Lumbaugh?

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 12:58 PM

77. some socially liberal

corporate friendly turd.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Thu Jul 4, 2013, 05:42 PM

80. A July 4, 2013 regarding Justice Ginsburg




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Excerpt from the OP link:

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She has previously said she wanted her tenure to at least match the nearly 23 years of Justice Louis Brandeis, which would get her to April 2016, and said she had a new "model" in Justice Stevens, who retired at age 90 after nearly 35 years on the bench.

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On the issue of tenure...

Justice Louis Brandeis was on the Supreme Court of the United States from June 1, 1916 – February 13, 1939 - 22 years, 8 months, 2 weeks

Justice Ginsburg has been on the Supreme Court since August 10, 1993. As of today: 19 years, 10 months
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Supreme_Court_Justice#Current_justices

So, if she wants to beat his tenure then she couldn't retire until the end of April 2016

That would still leave enough time for President Obama's to appoint a new justice and get him/her confirmed before he leaves office January 20, 2017.

I really do hope she considers retiring in 2016 - because if a republican takes the White House we will be screwed!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sun Jul 7, 2013, 11:35 AM

85. Alan Grayson

Just the thought of that should trigger a heart attack in Fat Tony!

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