Elena Kagan SCJ

@k15682 (301)
United States
August 5, 2010 6:00pm CST
YAY! Ms. Kagan is now a US Supreme Court Justice. All the bickering, rumors and negativity didn't help. Are you as satisfied as I am with this confirmation?
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@jb78000 (15173)
5 Aug 10
no opinion really. you are going to get a lot of playground regulars popping in to express their satisfaction. i am taking bets on when the first plop synonym will be used.
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@k15682 (301)
• United States
5 Aug 10
I'm really expecting more dissatisfaction comments. Don't forget she was nominated by Obama.
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
5 Aug 10
What's a plop synonym? Just curious since I might have already used it below but I really don't know what it is so I can't tell.
@jb78000 (15173)
5 Aug 10
i was using 'satisfaction' in the 'not satisfied in the least' sense of the word. plop = poo
@irisheyes (4373)
• United States
5 Aug 10
Yes, I'm very pleased. This is the first time ever that three women have been on the court. I'm also happy because she's an Obama appoinntee. But that's the luck of the draw.
@k15682 (301)
• United States
5 Aug 10
Thanks, I also think Pres. Obama made a wise choice.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
6 Aug 10
Why does gender matter so much to you? Wouldn't you rather have a judge that actually respects and follows the constitution?
@k15682 (301)
• United States
6 Aug 10
Taskr, the ONLY reason gender matters IMO is because the job of the SCOTUS is to follow the constitution. This often time means trying to figure out what our founding fathers intended...hmmm maybe Sylvia Brown. We all know that men and women think differently, hence the only reason gender would matter.
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
6 Aug 10
No, I'm not. I'm not happy with another judicial activist, nor am I happy that we now have an anti-military judge that wouldn't even allow recruiters to operate at Harvard when she was dean. The Supreme court ruled unanimously that she was wrong to do so and that includes even left wing judges like Ginsburg. The fact that she has zero experience as a judge is a distant third in reasons why I'm not happy with her confirmation.
@k15682 (301)
• United States
6 Aug 10
Is she anti-military or pro equal right in the case of the recruiters at Harvard?
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
6 Aug 10
Banning military recruiters is anti-military, plain and simple.
@k15682 (301)
• United States
6 Aug 10
Taskr, we will have to disagree on that one. She never said she didn't believe in military recruitment, just that it wouldn't happen at Harvard (which of course she lost).
@irishidid (8563)
• United States
6 Aug 10
I believe it should be the best person for the position-regardless of race or gender. If she follows the constitution, I'll have no problem with her but she still wasn't the best person.
@xfahctor (14128)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
6 Aug 10
Depends. If she can keep her political ideology out of her rulings then yes. However, from what I do know so far it seems more likely she will probably be an activist. I do not want my supreme Court Judges to be either conservative or liberal, there is no place for either ideology in a ruling. A Supreme Court Justice should be one thing and one thing only...constructionist. They should follow the letter and original intent of the constitution and nothing more.
• United States
5 Aug 10
No not really...but for only one reason...she did not have any experience as a judge or as a lawyer. She has spent her whole career in politics or teaching. I would have perfered someone who had more on the job experience...but I guess she is going to get "on the job" training now. I really don't think we should have people on our supreme court that not well experienced in being a judge and/or a lawyer that practiced in a court of law. But that is just my opinion.