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Editor at the newsroom count our go to guy whenever some something legal happens -- -- with the Supreme Court good morning mr.
-- A mortar and that they would Mario some good good soul Augusta statements -- -- -- -- -- -- Well it means we'll have a confirmation skirmish -- battle depending on who.
Obama chooses to replace them.
But it probably does not mean any dramatic change in the direction of the Supreme Court since.
Stevens is as liberal as anyone on the court now.
A bottle presumably replace them with somebody pretty several.
We -- we -- see this time any great change directions and sort of similar to last year which at this sort of way or replacing.
Liberal replacing a liberal those familiar you know operator -- change that still lots to argue.
When Gerald Ford appointed to students.
All of that the president -- think he was.
As liberal as it turned out to bend or or is it that -- Those are questions being.
No I don't think court thought it was a global it turned out to be and in fact it took him awhile to -- have to be so liberal.
For years after his appointment in 1970.
Justice Stevens was.
Kind of kind of idiosyncratic.
Conservative on some issues.
That he didn't get to be considerable and consistent liberal until late eighty's and ninety's.
For example he was pretty conservative on racial issues racial affirmative action.
Back in the beginning he was.
-- pro death penalty later he became an anti death penalty.
He became more sympathetic to their right to -- -- and so important.
-- is -- dead and many reporters that he thinks he's pretty much stayed in the same place.
While the court has moved to the right around them is new appointment came on.
In the court currently has moved in the right some achievement for the left to I think I think he's.
-- believes that he stayed in the same place that I don't think he had.
All of the were some of them fearful or being considered to replace him.
And there and it seems to the issue -- listed theory that every that every reporter.
You know you know the clincher -- these things started I can.
-- verified it with people fairly close to the process in the White House.
Well with the president they have obviously this little blue the three that keeps getting batted around.
Begins -- Elena Kagan.
Forward or Harvard Law School dean now solicitor general which is.
-- -- who those and argues the supreme the federal government's positions in the Supreme Court.
There Carlin in the federal appeals court church and he's the probably the most moderate and easily confirmed that the candidates.
And Diane Wood to the federal appeals court judge in Chicago and probably the most liberal.
But the candidates and then -- who doesn't make a lot of work that well and -- Janet Napolitano at Homeland Security.
-- and hasn't taken -- -- -- editors some conservatives and Harvard campus is yes.
Yes that's one reason she's got -- -- amount of -- with conservatives especially your former palace.
At Harvard Law School electoral freed.
And probably the last -- -- Obama administration would want.
Does -- go through the summer with a big fight over jobs or are also trying.
That's right and that's why.
That play the more the current candidates that liberals would -- most enthusiastic about.
And -- and there might include.
-- code blue State Department legal advisor former Yale Law School thing.
And Stanford law professor named Pam Carlin would be that kind of currency levels that would really get people on the left excited.
The odds makers are betting against them because they don't think.
They don't think Obama wants that kind of a fight it's possible that -- would would bring him a pretty big.
Right to -- -- Chicago reason Kagan and -- -- didn't happen.
Diane Wood from Chicago's -- that's going any new or slightly when they both taught at the university.
You know solutions.
Boom -- or would you like decision.
We'll have a personal preference.
-- -- -- -- friends from law school the ecological.
That the reason is my personal preference is.
I think he's the most moderate alive.
And he's really got astonishingly good reviews.
The lawyers arguing in front of them -- having all the qualities that you're -- -- to have -- so good temperament.
There that everybody.
Open minded -- all those kinds of those kinds of criteria I think Kagan is also very good and I don't think any of them were bad.
Nor do I think any of majestic -- Republicans and having this huge.
But that's not been able.
Wanna take an arm and just on -- question.
They're -- this time laden.
Well I think -- that Kagan is.
He's been very careful as someone put it.
Two prevent her views from becoming public and we don't really know her personal views on very many at the -- issues.
That's kind of an advantage.
Because that means is blessed with a -- Of course -- also make sure.
So what's called the stealth candidate.
Like Justice Souter he was tune in large part because he.
He didn't have many publicly known used to make -- -- target for democratic critics chosen by the first President Bush.
The Internet to be much much more liberal than the first President Bush and -- people.
Mechanical and so.
There's a little bit of that same unknown quantity of -- indicated.
Talk to him at the start -- returner -- -- so they're contributing among other things are contributing.
Editor of news -- and a non residents and their fellow in governance others older Brookings.
Just -- all.
Actual source lenders are now.
That's all I'm -- those the phrase activist judge just what -- and.
It means the judge you don't like -- It's gotten to me that.
You know it began.
It was usually something -- that conservative critics who used to beat the the aggressively rules that the war in court and -- -- after.
And the idea was -- judge is going around looking for ways to.
To overturn government policies and decide that he's going to be there she's going to be the one.
To run things.
In more recent years -- -- turned the same.
Weapon on conservative judges and they accuse Chief Justice John Roberts and the more conservative and the courts have -- activist.
In cases like the recent one where they struck down laws.
And now it's against the First Amendment and then there's something there's something to that.
Don't that's not gonna say and other Celso -- as the song.
-- -- middle of this lawsuit of these very lawsuits that this of Turner's Donald went to forest it's gonna.
Filed regarding -- health -- Dole -- deficits over the mandated.
We're at all of -- require people -- Malone what -- what does that about what's the state of Slobodan.
Forty minutes -- -- is almost the minute that the president signed the health care bill -- -- I might actually David Rifkin and partner.
-- Casey -- lawsuit for a whole bunch of state attorney general.
And then the state of Virginia some losses in the general claims of -- -- -- war.
That the health care bill beat the federal the power of the federal government that these congress the president.
Under the constitution that.
That there's never been a law that requires.
Individuals to purchase the commit commercial product the way this law mandates purchases -- here.
And -- that makes it's not unconstitutional and their view they also claim that.
The law puts a lot of burdens on state governments on things like increasing Medicare state program.
That are also unconstitutional.
And there's this -- -- gone for a long time I think that ultimately.
They'll lose their privileged but I don't think -- -- Thoughts on interest and all the joint -- -- also -- I watched so that it sure didn't and I was with a group of people and some were trying to make their minds up whether they love tiger -- -- it was fun to watch.
You're gonna watch a golf tournament of -- -- through a little I don't play goal.
That I was a wanna launch.
The light vehicle that there if I play little girl myself this weekend and he is that it came.
How -- came forbidding anything that -- eagle.
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