Supreme Court Nominee

@k15682 (301)
United States
May 9, 2010 11:29pm CST
President Obama is expected to name Solicitor General Elena Kagan as the supreme court nominee. She has never served as a judge yet is very smart when it comes to the law. The comments on CNN are running rampant concerning her sexuality, looks and links to Pres. Obama. I suggest we all step back and look at what kind of supreme court justice she would be. There will always be those who will complain regardless when it comes to Pres. Obama but he is only doing what he is expected to do as POTUS. I am waiting to form an opinion until I know more about her. Does anyone already have an opinion and what did they base it on?
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@hofferp (4739)
• United States
10 May 10
I don't have a well-informed opinion, but I do have an opinion. I expected a liberal-leaning nominee and with Kagan we get one. I continue to be a little concerned over the make-up of the entire bench...two women, Kagan would help with that; all Catholics and Jews, Kagan wouldn't help with that. (There's got to be a older, female, Protestant out there somewhere...) Personally, I don't like such young justices, because their appointments are for life. I don't care to see anyone sitting on the bench for 30-40 years, conservative or liberal.
@TTCCWW (579)
• United States
10 May 10
? The reports are five Catholics and four Protestants. Seems we could use a little diversity in this area too. Obviously several news agency's are wrong because Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Jewish. She is the only one?
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
10 May 10
I heard all Catholics and Jews and NO Protestants (and that was an MSNBC report and the Drudge Report). Guess I need to find out... I just want to see more diversity on the bench; something representative of our society.
• United States
10 May 10
I'm just making sure I'm reading this right: You want Affirmative Action for protestant Supreme Court justices because they're currently underrepresented?
@BlueGoblin (1833)
• United States
10 May 10
Radical man hating leftist. So in other words, she sucks!
@k15682 (301)
• United States
10 May 10
What did you base your opinion on? I read nothing that lead me to believe she hated men.
@TTCCWW (579)
• United States
10 May 10
We now have a anti womens rights court so maybe a little man hating will balance the scales for a change....
• United States
11 May 10
LOL TTCCWW, You do have a point
@TTCCWW (579)
• United States
10 May 10
I love these arguments about nomonees'. Speculation about how these people will vote five years from now is always almost always wrong. There have been lots of disappointed presidents in this process. There may be one exception to this and that would be Cheif Justice Roberts, he will always be one dimensional and thar ain't no changin that.
@k15682 (301)
• United States
11 May 10
TTCCWW, Thanks for the bit of humor this fine morning. You couldn't be more right about CJ Roberts. Speculation about votes five years from now is one thing but these justices currently (Roberts and Kagan if comfirmed) will be voting 30 years from now, that's kind of worrisome for me. Thanks for the input.
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
12 May 10
I have heard she has the same ideology as Obama. Whether that's true, I don't know.
@laglen (19782)
• United States
10 May 10
I do not yet, I dont know much about her. I agree with you, we should learn more before deciding.