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Old 02-17-2016, 11:04 AM   #41
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And, apparently, he had a hand in recommending that President Obama nominate Justice Kagan.
I will miss Justice Scalia a lot. I hope they are still producing jurists like him somewhere--regardless of their "politics" (or "philosophy").
I thought that was a pretty neat story. It reminded me of the West Wing episode where there are two vacancies in the Supreme Court and they decide to let the opposition pick a real conservative in order to get a real liberal.

There is a scene where the President is talking to the conservative justice about the moderate that they would probably be nominating, and he looks disappointed. The President asks if he doesn't like the potential nominee, and the judge replies -- "He's a fine jurist, and if X, Y, and Z all drop dead on the court, the middle will still be well tended."

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Old 02-17-2016, 11:28 AM   #42
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What a good show, eh?
Oh man! Amazing acting!

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As I recall the main reason she retired was to help care for her husband who had Alzheimer's. Since the average age of the justices is around 75 years old I'm surprised we don't hear of any of them being diagnosed with Alzheimer's or dementia since it apparently affects one in three seniors.
Well, if there is anything to the idea that continuing to actively use your brain into old age can help prevent the onset of dementia, it may not be quite as surprising.
"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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So just this year we've lost members of the Eagles, Motorhead, Bowie, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Jefferson Airplane, and now the Supreme's. Rough year.
Yes the dedication at The Grammies really underscored how many fine people we lost. And that was just music.

Natalie Cole's family felt that she was slighted.
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Old 02-24-2016, 06:48 PM   #45
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Late to the thread. I knew Justice Scalia personally and also some of his kids. He will be missed, regardless of one's politics.

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