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Barry to Nominate Hill for SCOTUS?

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The Washington Post, among other news agencies, believes that Obama giving Clinton a nomination to the Supreme Court would go a long way to unify the party, and allow a better VP choice.

This choice is simply asinine. It would go a long way to show moderates how liberals enjoy having politically active justices on the bench. Granted, Clinton is a lawyer by trade, but having her as Attorney General would be a much less overt way of bringing liberal politics to the bench.

This would do nothing more than play strongly into Republican hands for 2012 with the Democrat President turning the Supreme Court into a political institution as opposed to one that checks the political institutions on the legislative and executive branches.

Matthew Franck, writing at the National Review, via Andrew Sullivan, agrees:

Promising the Democratic Party that he would appoint Hillary Clinton to the Supreme Court would put Barack Obama on record as committed to the proposition that the Court is just another political institution like any other. Its vacancies would be viewed as political chips, to be wagered in a presidential campaign without regard to legal or constitutional categories of thought.

We’ll just have to add this to the many different offices Obama could give Hillary and the strategery still to be played out.


Written by walonline

May 22, 2008 at 9:40 am

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  1. What a horrible idea. Go away DLC scum.


    May 22, 2008 at 9:46 am

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