The Courts: The conservative takeover will be complete.

  • metta

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    Jan 18, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    The Courts: The conservative takeover will be complete.

    - "four of the five most conservative justices to serve on the Supreme Court since 1937 sit on the Supreme Court today. "

    - "If a Republican successor of Obama gets to replace both Kennedy and Ginsburg, it’s fair to predict that the Roberts Court may include five or even six of the most conservative jurists since the FDR era"

    - "one legacy of which George W. Bush can be most proud is his fundamental transformation of the lower federal judiciary"

    - Bush judges “have been more likely than their colleagues to favor corporations over regulators and people alleging discrimination, and to favor government over people who claim rights violations. They have also been more likely to throw out cases on technical grounds, like rejecting plaintiffs’ standing to sue.”

    - "Supreme Court in decades sits poised to decide cases ranging from the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care legislation to the future of affirmative action in schools, the rights to gay marriage, and the fate of the voting rights act, Republicans portray both the Supreme Court and the lower courts as a collective of lefty hippies. And Democrats mainly just look at their fingernails. If you care about the future of abortion rights, stem cell research, worker protections, the death penalty, environmental regulation, torture, presidential power, warrantless surveillance, or any number of other issues, it’s worth recalling that the last stop on the answer to each of those matters will probably be before someone in a black robe. Republicans have understood that for decades now, and that’s why the federal bench—including the Supreme Court—is almost unrecognizable to Democrats today"

    http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/january_february_2012/features/the_courts034474.php
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    Jan 18, 2012 8:06 PM GMT
    It's too bad the Dems didn't take advantage of the control of both houses of Congress AND the White House when they had the chance. The Dems tried to be bi-partisan with the heel-digging in "Party of No" (GOP).

    Let's hope the next election gives the Dems a second chance. At that point, I would hope that any older Federal Judges or Supremes will step down so that Obama can appoint young, liberal judges and Supremes.
  • metta

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    Jan 18, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidIt's too bad the Dems didn't take advantage of the control of both houses of Congress AND the White House when they had the chance. The Dems tried to be bi-partisan with the heel-digging in "Party of No" (GOP).

    Let's hope the next election gives the Dems a second chance. At that point, I would hope that any older Federal Judges or Supremes will step down so that Obama can appoint young, liberal judges and Supremes.


    Probably not going to happen in the next election, from what I have read, the Republicans will most likely control both the House and the Senate after the 2012 election.

    Keep an eye on http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/

    http://www.fivethirtyeight.com
  • conservativej...

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    Jan 19, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    Paradise found once again. Ahhh........