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Interpreting the law

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0409/21972.html

Obama confirmed Souter's retirement Friday, making a surprise appearance in the White House briefing room to say Souter had informed him of his plans in a brief letter. As to his upcoming choice to fill the seat, Obama said he would seek “someone who understands justice is not just about some abstract legal theory,” but about how laws affect the daily lives of Americans.

I thought SCJ's were supposed to interpret the law nothing more. No matter how they effect people and their daily lives.

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I dont know what they hell they are supposed to do...Our Fore Fathers came up with a great democratic system of checks and balances and has been perverted to serve those in power....Justices shouldnt allow political parties to determine what decisions they make....

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The court is messed up.

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someone who understands justice is not just about some abstract legal theory,” but about how laws affect the daily lives of Americans.

That might be the scariest thing that Obama has said yet. Its akin to making laws as opposed to determining their constitutionality. Something like this could have far more of an impact on our society than some of the other hot button issues that have been discussed.

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Fortunately his new appointment will probably not upset the balance of power up there and it will give us plenty of time to read the individual explanations as to why he/she voted the way he/she did. If the explanations seem to have too many leanings that "feelings" overrode basic interpretation, we've got problems developing.

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That might be the scariest thing that Obama has said yet. Its akin to making laws as opposed to determining their constitutionality. Something like this could have far more of an impact on our society than some of the other hot button issues that have been discussed.

You are 100% correct, but it won't matter how valid that observation is because there will be a legislating lib on that bench.

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