The Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan Thread
Posted by Kyle L. Varnell (+3745) 11 years ago
This is going to be amusing to see how the GOP plays this one. If they bring up the "Doesn't have judicial experience" card then perhaps they ought to read the following:

John Marshall is widely revered as "the great Chief Justice," but before joining the Supreme Court in 1801 he had never served a day in judicial robes and lost the only case he argued at the high court.

Earl Warren had worked for 18 years as a prosecutor and was three times elected governor of California. But he had no prior judicial experience. Nor did William Rehnquist, Felix Frankfurter, and Louis Brandeis.

We shall see...........

[This message has been edited by Kyle L. Varnell (5/10/2010)]
Posted by Brian A. Reed (+6014) 11 years ago
Nah, the wingnuts will be too busy questioning her sexuality to focus on her experience.
Posted by Bob L. (+5095) 11 years ago
Yup - we can't have one of them there thespians on that there Surpreme Court, nope.
Posted by howdy (+4944) 11 years ago
Civil Liberties are my concern with her...
Posted by Tracy Walters (+302) 11 years ago
John Marshall had little experience on the bench, but then who did have much experience in Constitutional Law in 1801 when he was appointed? His predecessors had done very little other than attempt to define the structure of the Supreme Court, so he started with a nearly a blank book. He did an excellent job as he was a staunch believer in the Constitution. The fact that he was a Federalist probably drove his judgements, and, at the time, it was not a bad thing.

We can only hope that Elena Kagan also believes strongly in the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

I fear that it is going to be subverted, not necessarily by Ms. Kagan, but by the rest of the jokers in Washington at this time.

God help our Republic...Congress certainly isn't.

We just donated millions to bail out Greece through the IMF so they could have their huge pay increases, early retirement and quit burning banks. We're supporting the European Socialism whether we like it or not.
Posted by Dustin Lynam (+188) 11 years ago
does anyone else think she is Matthew Brodericks long lost sister? They could be twins!