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  •  While she, no doubt, would (11+ / 0-)

    be a marvelous Justice (and, her appointment would make numerous Republican heads explode), she is now 65.  I'd rather have someone younger, who would remain there 20 years or more.

    Ultimately, the only thing that matters with respect to preserving choice is who will be nominating the next Supreme Court Justices.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 09:55:51 AM PST

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    •  Same here, as much as I absolutely respect and (8+ / 0-)

      adore Mrs. Clinton, I would like to see a justice about 10 or 15 yrs younger who would serve for a very long time.

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      by wishingwell on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 10:27:49 AM PST

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      •  Look at who GWB appointed: (5+ / 0-)

        Roberts and Alito -- both in their 40s with the potential of wreaking havoc for 30+ years. That's the age range we need to look at; I just hope there are qualified progressives that might actually make it past the Senate. (One reform we desperately need is to get rid of the "anonymous hold" on confirmations; if you've got something on someone come out and say it, rather than just hold up the confirmation because you don't like their haircut.)

        "If we ever needed to vote we sure do need to vote now" -- Rev. William Barber, NAACP

        by Cali Scribe on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 11:59:38 AM PST

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    •  Yes, and I'll wager the Senate would confirm her! (0+ / 0-)

      And do it in a blink ... to replace a liberal justice (Ruth Bader Ginsburg at 79).

      If the next appointment turns out to be the Scalia seat (age 76) or the Kennedy seat (age 76), the longest serving and second and third oldest justices, a Clinton nomination would be a brilliant strategic move. As in: "Seat her, one of your own, or I'll send you another even more liberal candidate."

      If Hillary would accept a nomination. Would she?

      Obama and strong Democratic majorities in 2012!

      by TRPChicago on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 01:04:52 PM PST

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