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  •  Sotomayor is quiet and very technical (1+ / 0-)
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    Kagan is obviously the leader and most effective of the left side's judge. It was essentially her leadership and maneuvering that convinced Roberts to uphold the ACA.

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    by ArkDem14 on Thu May 16, 2013 at 03:46:02 PM PDT

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    •  Is that a known fact? (1+ / 0-)
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      It was essentially her leadership and maneuvering that convinced Roberts to uphold the ACA.

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      by MichaelNY on Thu May 16, 2013 at 10:16:00 PM PDT

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      •  I thought it had been well-discussed (1+ / 0-)
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        that Kagan lobbied Roberts pretty hard when it looked like he was waivering in the middle of the cass, and there was some speculation that she soothed Roberts by getting her and Breyer to sign onto his spending clause restriction. But I don't recall exactly where it was and I can't find it now. It was in a very long, legal magazine artlce on the case  though.

        "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

        by ArkDem14 on Fri May 17, 2013 at 01:25:42 AM PDT

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        •  If you come across an article (0+ / 0-)

          that substantiates this, I'd love to read it. I follow the Court but find that a lot of articles about its internal deliberations are speculative.

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          by MichaelNY on Fri May 17, 2013 at 01:30:19 AM PDT

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          •  all such articles are speculative. (3+ / 0-)
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            We don't really know that much about how the Court operates internally.

            ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

            by James Allen on Fri May 17, 2013 at 08:32:39 AM PDT

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            •  We just know that Kagan and Roberts (1+ / 0-)
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              are actually on pretty good terms, sort of like Scalia and Ginsburg.

              "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

              by ArkDem14 on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:28:05 AM PDT

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