Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, 90, will retire at the end of this court session.
Then the Socialist-in-Chief will have the opportunity to transform the nation’s highest court into a left-wing oppressor of individual rights that will extend his damage to the country decades beyond his one term.
The tea leaves indicate that Obama’s nominee will be Elena Kagan, the uber dyke U.S. Solicitor General and former dean of Harvard Law School, who has never served as a judge and her Harvard gig was mostly fund-raising.
Does it matter? Some would say “no”; I believe that is a naive, short-sighted and thoughtless opinion. There is no question that the Justices’ political beliefs matter; and some are more “political” than others which is reflected in their opinions.
The next justice will be no exception.
In a nation with only 3-4 percent homosexuals, how can politicians fail to find a qualified heterosexual nominee? “Gay” is an all-purpose answer for a beleaguered president trying to prove he’s just as big a commie as the next
guy gal. ***
So Obama has tapped Kagan, below.
Moreover, there is a huge difference between the “politics” of Justice John Scalia, an “originalist” when it comes to the Constitution and a socialist like Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg who insisted that it was appropriate to rely on foreign court decisions in cases before the Court.
“Why shouldn’t we look to the wisdom of a judge from abroad with at least as much ease as we would read a law review article written by a professor?” she asked.
Justice Stephen Breyer is even more arrogant:
"If I see something written by a man or a woman who has a job like mine in another country, and who is interpreting a document somewhat like mine and who in fact has a problem in front of the court somewhat like mine, why can't I read it, see what they've done? I might learn something," Breyer said.
Liberals federal court judges ignore the Constitution every day, and an Obama 5-4 body will render the court of last resort little more than a political rubber stamp of a far left wing administration. And when appointments are made on the basis of race, gender or in this case sexual preference, it is identity politics at its most harmful worst.
And there’s a better than 50-50 chance that Kagan won’t be the first Justice to play for the other team. There’s little doubt that former Justice David Souter is a homosexual; and he was a solid member of the court’s left-wing.
"David Souter isn’t gay, as far as anyone knows, says a veteran observer of the court who didn’t want to be quoted by name. “But there’s enough speculation about it that his fellow justices have to be a little more careful about what they say, at least in his presence."
"There’s enough vagueness about him as a bachelor in this regard to raise the level of debate. Even something that’s nothing more than rumor can change the equation. Why would conservatives want to risk alienating him and losing his vote forever?"
Souter, the stealth justice, was the gift of George H.W. Bush who wouldn’t recognize a conservative if he met one. An opinion article by The Wall Street Journal some ten years after the Souter nomination called Souter a "liberal jurist" and said that former Sen. Warren Rudman took "pride in recounting how he sold Mr. Souter to gullible White House Chief of Staff John Sununu as a confirmable conservative.
The so-called Log Cabin Republicans aside, homosexuality is synonymous with left-wing politics.
The Supreme Court’s only responsibility is to uphold the Founders’ intent in writing the Constitution. And the Justices’ have no right to legislate from the bench, which is exactly what liberals in all courts do.
In District of Columbia v Heller four Justices did not believe you have a right to own, possess, and use a firearm to defend your life, your family and your property. Five did.
Is the appointment of the next Justice important?
Absolutely, and since with the addition of another left-wing lesbian, Sonia Sotomayor, the Court has probably already flipped the 5-4 majority which has held disaster at bay for a long time.
Sotomayor is shown above with her nephews… a frequent cover for the single woman with a “best friend” not unlike a well-known Chicago TV personality who is probably farther to the left than The Wise Latina.
The special friend is Dawn Cardi, 57, a married lawyer who has known Sotomayor for more than two decades. Cardi’s firm, Dawn M. Cardi & Associates, is listed in a New York directory of “Gay And Lesbian Family Law” firms.
Elena Kagan, is dangerous to America. While at Harvard she fought against the so-called Solomon bill (eventually signed into law by Bill Clinton) to allow military recruiters to meet with students and to allow the ROTC on campuses around the country.
In the challenge to Solomon all Supreme Court justices rejected Kagan's arguments. The court ruled it was constitutional for schools to refuse military recruiters and the ROTC program on their campuses, but as a result, they would be denied federal funds.
(*** Among men aged 15 to 44, only 2.3 percent identify themselves as homosexual, 1.8 percent say they are bisexual, 3.9 percent say they are something else, and 1.8 percent did not answer the question. Among women the proportions are 1.3 percent homosexual, 2.8 percent bisexual, 3.8 percent something else, and 1.8 percent refused to answer. Just what is "something else"?)