“Judge Judy” for US Supreme Court to replace Associate Justice David Souter

[NOTE: Dear Visitors to Orange Juice Blog: this story from 3-1/2 years ago suddenly jumped to our #1 ranking today — and we can’t figure out why.  There’s no indication in our “analytics” reports of where a link to it has been posted.   We’re concerned that this could be a sign of a coming apocalypse or something, so if any of you visiting can leave a comment letting us know where you saw the link, we’d really appreciate it.  P.S.: our thinking on this matter has been revised, although we continue to believe that Obama should have been expected to appont a female judge as Souter’s replacement. — GAD]

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By now we have all read that 69 year old U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice David Souter, from New Hampshire, is retiring from the highest court in the land.

“Article Two of the United States Constitution gives the President power to nominate Justices, who are then appointed “by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.”  However, that person must receive the confirmation of the Senate, meaning that a majority of that body must find that person to be a suitable candidate for a lifetime appointment on the nation’s highest court.”

As we await president Obama’s recommendation to replace retiring Associate Justice Souter a recommendation was made on the radio today that he consider CBS’s “Judge Judy.”

Judy Sheindlin, “Judge Judy,” a former family court judge, nominated 11 times for daytime EMMY awards, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She surely has a national ID and meets the US Constitution’s criteria to serve on this court.

Judge Judith Sheindlin

The following web site contains “Judge Judy’s Lessons on Life and the Law” http://www.judgejudy.com/judys_tips.php

Those of us who followed the Kelo case will not forget Justice Souter.
Logan Clements, one of our property rights activists, attempted to take Justice Souter’s New Hampshire farm property after his prevailing vote in the terrible 5-4 Kelo v. New London, CT property rights ruling.

“The Lost Liberty Hotel or Lost Liberty Inn was a proposed hotel to be built on the site of United States Supreme Court Associate Justice David Souter’s properties in Weare, New Hampshire. The proposal was a reaction to the Supreme Court’s Kelo v. New London (2005) decision in which Souter joined the majority ruling that the U.S. Constitution allows the use of eminent domain to condemn privately owned real property for use in private economic development projects.”

Juice readers: You never know how these judges will vote after approved by the Senate. Justice Souter was appointed by president Bush 41 who was under the impression that Souter was a conservative.

Justice Souter was in the Court Minority in their 5-4 ruling of the Florida recount in Bush  v. Gore presidential election.

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