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Monday, November 29, 2010

JUSTICE STEVENS

If you didn't catch it on 60 minutes last night, this interview with Justice Stevens is well worth the time. His insights on court issues large and small are gems. His criticism of Bush v. Gore is right on the money as is his view on Citizens United. Both cases show that "conservative" judges have no problem with legislating from the bench and being "activist" so long as the issue is important to their cause. Stevens wrote in dissent in Citizens United that he feared for the court. He is not alone in his fears.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Mr. Rumpole, I enjoyed that interview. Stevens is my favourite justice.

I wish him well in retirement.

Anonymous said...

What cool guy Stevens is. I want to be like that when (or if) I am 90.

Anonymous said...

Interviews for the US District Court Judge vacancy today. My prediction for finalists:

1. michael hanzman
2. Jerald Bagley
3. Magistrate Rosenberg

Prediction is that several very good circuit judges do not come out of committee. Scola, Thornton, etc. Will be considered next time for Judge Gold's seat. *****appointment quickly goes to Michael Hanzman without a doubt. Any bets?

Anonymous said...

I like Bagley
D. Sisselman

Anonymous said...

The Bush II era tax "cuts" are called "cuts" because they are lower than the Bush I and Clinton eras tax "increases", which were increases by Reagan era standards but were cuts by Carter era rates.