Thread: Obama 9th Circuit Nominee: Constitution Must Adapt to Changes in the World

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    Quote Originally Posted by enslaved1 View Post
    everything is perpetually in flux, and there are no absolutes
    sounds about right.

    ....for now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    sounds about right.

    ....for now...
    that's for proving the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Others who know Liu point to what he's accomplished, starting as the son of Taiwanese immigrants who didn't speak much English.

    "He embodies the American dream," said Doug Kendall, president of the progressive Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC).
    first of all..Who cares he was born to Taiwanese immigrants...they make that sound like something special that he DID not something he had no control over. People come from all kinds of backgrounds.. just because they immigrated here doesn't mean they were poor or on the cusp of starvation for his entire life...

    flexible and change with the cultural norms of the day my ass...I"m surprised Scalia hired him as a clerk.
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    For those who think the constitution shouldn't be changed: should we go back to appointing congressmen based on the old standard of one seat per every 33,000 people?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    For those who think the constitution shouldn't be changed: should we go back to appointing congressmen based on the old standard of one seat per every 33,000 people?

    Of course it can be changed - but there is a defined process for doing so - and it doesn't involve judges or even SCOTUS Justices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    For those who think the constitution shouldn't be changed: should we go back to appointing congressmen based on the old standard of one seat per every 33,000 people?
    WTF dude...of course it can be changed, but it's not a "living breathing document" that can be changed at the whim of 5 guys and 535 dumbshits in congress. it's called the Amemdment process. with 3/4 of the states approving it
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    Part of the courts job is to interpret the constitution and with every new test-case falling into the gray areas of the law, judgments necessarily "change" the constitution (if you are willing to call that clarification changing it)
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    ah...No, it's called case law and why there are so many lawbooks and so much research needed because they go by precident. which is why it's a big deal when precident gets changed. like with the recent ruling on Campain Finance reform.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wei Wu Wei View Post
    Part of the courts job is to interpret the constitution and with every new test-case falling into the gray areas of the law, judgments necessarily "change" the constitution (if you are willing to call that clarification changing it)
    The SCOTUS are to judge laws based on the CONSTITUTION. Not to change the understanding of constitution to fit laws. NEITHER are they to judge based on anything OTHER than the Constitution.
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