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The Georgia Supreme Court race for 2010 pits Scalia's recommendation against an admirer of Thurgood Marshall

disclaimer : For starters, this is my very first diary on Kos (woo hoo!!),,, i have been an avid reader/fan for since following the polling on dailykos leading up to the 2008 victory. So in advance, for any errors or admission, my excuse is that i am a bit of a novice at this.

A bit late in the game for this, but doing my research on the non-partisan races for the 2010 Ga Ballot, here is what i found out about the Ga Supreme Court race, for what it's worth:

On the ballot:
Tammy Lynn Adkins
David Nahmias
Matt Wilson

According to this article in the Columbus Ga newspaper

I n little more than a year on the bench, David Nahmias has tilted the ideological leanings of the Georgia Supreme Court decidedly to the right.
A reliably conservative vote, Nahmias replaced the court’s most liberal member, Leah Ward Sears, the former chief justice who resigned before her term expired. Gov. Sonny Perdue made the appointment after receiving glowing recommendations in support of Nahmias from U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia.

Sonny Perdue's press release

Nahmias was recommended by some of the most highly regarded legal minds in the nation including Chief Justice Roberts, Justice Scalia, Judge Silberman, former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft and former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff.

... ok i don't think i want to vote for this guy...

Matt Wilson, on the other hand ....

While both say they would be a fair judge and stick close to the letter of the law, they do have very different role models.
Wilson expresses admiration for Georgia Chief Justice Carol Hunstein and her predecessor, Justice Robert Benham, as well as U.S. Justice Thurgood Marshall, all three considered moderate to liberal. Nahmias voices respect for the U.S. Supreme Court justices he's worked for, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Antonin Scalia, both conservatives.

Tammy Lynn Adkins is apparently not campaigning at all...

At this point I'm leaning towards voting for Wilson, unless somebody can change my mind.

Originally posted to orange dog on Sat Oct 30, 2010 at 05:44 AM PDT.

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