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« on: April 30, 2009, 10:57:03 pm »

I think it's weird that everyone's talking about only judges, when historically presidents have nominated Senators and Governors plenty. Earl Warren, our greatest Chief Justice, had no judicial experience, remember. I would argue that it's a good idea to give the court some balance with respect to historical background, so that the justices aren't completely removed from the actual effects of their decisions.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 12:09:09 am »

Well, Rehnquist was the last to have no judicial experience (though he was a SCOTUS clerk), but he was appointed from the justice department, so he had some Washington legal experience. Powell was the last to not have any sort of public legal experience, having worked in the private sector.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 11:28:36 am »

Maybe Jennifer Granholm.

Would she be the hottest Justice ever or what?

Also the Canadianest. But what do you expect from a TERRORIST President?
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« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2009, 11:34:04 am »

would Granholm be the first justice born outside of the USA?

No.
From the top of my head, Felix Frankfurter was born in Austria.

Yeah, but the birth certificate enthusiasts and their ilk won't like. They won't like it at all.
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