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  •  Retake that course in logic, Adam. (0+ / 0-)

    Before I address your pseudo point, please note that I've been posting here for years under different names, so don't give me any shit about the user ID.  

    And don't do a misdirection by claiming that I need a life biography that mirrors hers before I can criticize her intelligence.  Whether I am a garbage man or a SCOTUS myself matters not.  What matters is the veracity of my claims.

    You know the law well enough that I'll give you the precis version of her rulings that Scalia (among others, including scholars on the Left) derided as lacking seriousness

    undue burden for abortion

    reasonable observer for govt. endorsement of religion

    someday my prince will come for affirmative action


    All of it lacks any real intellectual rigor.  Left or Right.  It's just social philosophy poorly dressed as legal interpretation.

    •  Err, ID-hopping? (0+ / 0-)

      And "wrong" =! "fucking idiot".

      •  Non-response (0+ / 0-)

        to her specious positions on


        1st Amendment

        affirmative action

        I will assume that you are not as educated in constitutional law as you claim.


        •  I'm not interested in your personal attacks ... (1+ / 0-)
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          ... towards me or towards Justice O'Connor.  Pray tell, what were these previous IDs?

          •  but you're interested in attacking him (0+ / 0-)

            And nothing is lamer than comparing uid's dick sizes.

          •  Previous IDs were (0+ / 0-)

            given up because people close to my employer found them out.

            I would lose my job if my far left of Democrat views were made public.  The first time I wrote something on DKos that was too close to something I've published, and one person linked the two pieces and called me out by name.  So I asked to have the thread scrubbed by an admin. and then changed my username.  The second time a person learned my password and I changed all passwords and all usernames on all online accounts.  The person was not trustworthy.  That said...

            It is not a personal attack to state the she lacks the intellectual rigor needed for a SCOTUS position when her reasoning makes that plainly observable.  

            You still have not tried to defend her positions with respect to the three rulings I mentioned above.  If someone writes idiot opinions then eventually they earn the title of idiot.  Scalia has essentially called her such in public discourse.

            I often disagree with Scalia, but he is no idiot.  He's often quite brilliant in his legal reasoning.  SDO essentially (and) often writes opinions that appear to be legal interpretation but are in essence just "common sense" in a new suit and shiny shoes.  She is less than impressive, to say the least.  

            I'm not the only one to say these kinds of things about her.  Constitutional scholars have done it for years and years.

            •  that's a respectable reason to change IDs (0+ / 0-)

              And I apologize for implicitly besmirching you for having done so.

              I just reject the notion that multifactor tests render the judge "idiotic" and that only bright-line rules reflect good judging.  I think that O'Connor's legislative background -- the only judge on her Court who had such a background -- is an important one, and so far we're still in a pretty stable judicial world despite the alleged fuzziness of terms like "undue burden".  Sometimes judges have to use their best, umm, judgment, and I don't have a problem with that.

    •  One of O'Connor's advantages over Scalia (2+ / 0-)
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      stella0710, smileyman

      is that she has a lot of experience out in the real world, and is more attuned to the nuance of how cases that are decided in an ivory tower affect real people.

      You see it in her memoirs, and you see it in her rulings.

      You may disagree with her philosophy or conclusions - I often have - but I think on the whole that the law and the Court were better for her influence.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 07:36:20 PM PDT

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