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  BREAKING: MSNBC reports Sotomayor next SCOTUS justice (search mode)
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Brittain33
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« on: May 01, 2009, 08:29:23 am »

Would nominating Deval Patrick give the Democrats in Massachusetts a better shot at holding the Governor's mansion in two years?  Is that something you think Obama might think about?

I know for damn sure that Obama isn't going to pick someone who can be pigeonholed for his strong advocacy of gay marriage in his state, seeing as how it will come before the Supreme Court in Patrick's lifetime.
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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2009, 12:06:55 pm »

You know, if a Hispanic Catholic is appointed, it'd ironically decrease the court's diversity in another way since 2/3rds of the court would then be Catholic... ironic but not really relevant


If Stevens follows in retirement and is replaced by Elana Kagan or another Jew or Catholic, there will be no Protestants on the Court.
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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2009, 03:20:05 pm »

Her last name, Wardlaw, means that the general public may not realize that she is Hispanic.  I wonder if that is a factor.

If it never was for Richardson...
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2009, 08:29:44 am »


How bad does the racism have to get before we get to worry about what it says about the forum as a whole? Moderators? Some people push the envelope just for the sake of getting attention, and it doesn't serve any positive purpose while making the rest of us look bad.
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009, 03:46:41 pm »


She went to my high school! Her father was the rabbi at the Reform temple. Anyway, she isn't even 40 yet and has been AG for only two years. She may be brilliant, but I think SCOTUS is a bit far for someone so young.
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« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2009, 07:43:55 am »


Four years older than Milgram, and that proves my point.
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