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View Poll Results: what kind of (conservative) judge should be appointed to the supreme court
Originalist: Like Scalia, interpreting the constitution as if it was the day it was written 4 16.67%
Libertarian: like Thomas, interpret with a view towards minimal government, feel free to overturn any precedent 7 29.17%
Pragmatist: like O'Connor, who calls herself a cautious incrementalist, wanting to know the effects of a decision in todays world 10 41.67%
Primarily respects precedent: conservative in that would be slow to overrule any prior decision of the court 3 12.50%
Deference to legislative/executive: no current judges, basically defers to what the president or congress decides 0 0%
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:55 AM   #1
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My first shot a a poll. We know we will have a conservative judge to replace O'Connor. What type of conservative would you pick? As a liberal, I might have missed a "type" so let me know. I did not pick "strict" constructionist--most all judges claim they strictly construe the constitution. Originalist or one who follows original intent is probably the closest.


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I voted libertarian, as the least damaging of the above choices.* What I would really like to see is judges (and legislators) who fear the Lord, and make justice a high priority.* Too much silliness going on now.
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