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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_scotus_souter_retiring

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama said Friday he will replace retiring Supreme Court Justice David Souter with someone who shares the president's respect for "constitutional values" and hopes to have "him or her" seated on the nation's highest court by the start of the next term in October.

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    Would that be the "living constitution" or the actual Constitution?

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    You mean we have two different constitutions? The right one and the wrong one?

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    Apparently. We have the wrong one "living constitution" and the right "Original intent Constitution"

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    I like how the article describes Souter as "liberal" then "unpredictable" then mentions that he was appointed by President (GHW) Bush. What are we to make of all this? Or, is this a case of something for everybody?

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    You can never tell how a justice is going to judge until they get on the bench. I wish they weren't selected the way they are. Too much politics is involved. The justices should be appointed on the lines of ability to stay to the constitution and not if they will give the Dem's or republicans the edge.

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    Not unexpected. President Obama should have little trouble getting his chosen candidate through. Here's hoping whoever he or she is does a great job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    You can never tell how a justice is going to judge until they get on the bench. I wish they weren't selected the way they are. Too much politics is involved. The justices should be appointed on the lines of ability to stay to the constitution and not if they will give the Dem's or republicans the edge.
    Funny that Hamilton and Jefferson differed about the Constitution right from the get-go and yet, 222 years later with all the incredible changes the U.S. has gone through and all the different case laws that have set precedent for future case laws, you think the Constitution spells everything out in black-and-white.....

    Who wrote the Constitution - James Madison?.....or Nostradamus?
    Your ignorance is painful to witness.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black-n-Red View Post
    Funny that Hamilton and Jefferson differed about the Constitution right from the get-go and yet, 222 years later with all the incredible changes the U.S. has gone through and all the different case laws that have set precedent for future case laws, you think the Constitution spells everything out in black-and-white.....

    Who wrote the Constitution - James Madison?.....or Nostradamus?
    They differed on the idea of a central government. Madison along with the other federalist's were for a central form of government with a constitution Jefferson was not. The compromise came in the Bill of rights, states rights and the power of that government being derived from the people.

    I dont think it is a prophetic document but the constitution stands the test of time. We can still look at the records and see what the intent of the framers was. The Constitution in my view is not a flexible document, it says what it says and that is that. We can not twist the constitution to what we want because then it becomes a meaningless peace of parchement with no legal backing. There are not things going on today that the Constitution can not handle, thankfully we have an amendment process if we see something that needs to be done.

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