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Sunday, September 04, 2005

US Chief Justice Rehnquist dies

Rehnquist has passed away at age 80. So Bush gets to appoint a second Supreme Court judge, no doubt someone who believes in the original intent of the US Constitution.

Posted by Antarctic Lemur | 9/04/2005 04:34:00 pm


Anonymous Anonymous said...

No doubt you mean a Conservative. As if Liberals don't understand the "orginal intent of the US Constitution".

9/04/2005 08:52:00 pm  
Blogger Antarctic Lemur said...

You certainly have no doubt. I don't like using the term Conservative or Liberal unless I'm talking about boosters for either major US political party. And there are many people (mostly Democratic Party-leaning, but also Republicans no doubt) who think judges have the right to re-interpret the intention of the US Constitution to suit their own political agenda.

Why don't you read what people say rather than making their opinions up for them.

9/04/2005 09:01:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did read what you said. That's exactly what you were saying.

9/04/2005 09:40:00 pm  
Blogger JamesP said...

The US Supreme Court definitely needs more originalists on it. Bush should elevate Scalia who has proved himself reliable in this regard and get Roberts + 1 appointed ASAP. The whole living document doctrine is undesirable, as NZ has seen with Te Triti, because it leads to uncertainty, ambiguity, and inconsistency. Not to mention allowing unelected judges to make extremely important constitutional decisions. If aspects of the constitution are undesirable then they should be changed using the prescribed method not on the whim of a judge.

9/04/2005 11:22:00 pm  

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