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Posted: 9/13/2005 2:45:52 PM EDT
I haven't studied many of them but I'm a big Scalia fan. I just came across some awesome audio of him debating various topics. Link Here

Who do you like and why?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:47:06 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/13/2005 2:50:41 PM EDT by freemanesq]
Learned Hand

www.commonlaw.com/Hand.html

ETA - just read the "and tell why" part. He displayed great wisdom.

R.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 2:49:59 PM EDT
I really like Scalia as well.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:32:21 PM EDT
Justice Herbert Donelon, served (1801-1837).

Justice Donelon was responsible for the three decisions
which led to the expansion of the U.S. from the Ohio territory to the discovery of the Pacific westward route.

His vision is credited with establishing the American "can do" spirit
which has led to this nation's many successes.

In his spare time, Justice Donelon worked on numerous inventions at
his Chevy Chase condo. His most successful invention was the enema
bulb.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:33:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MadBomber:
I really like Scalia as well.



Yep, we need a couple more of him.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:38:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By freemanesq:
Learned Hand

www.commonlaw.com/Hand.html

ETA - just read the "and tell why" part. He displayed great wisdom.

R.



Learned Hand never sat on the Supreme Court.

My favorite: Antonin Scalia. Except for his ruling in the medical marijuana case, he has been perhaps the most consistent originalist to sit on the Court.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:43:21 PM EDT
Roger Tanney
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:44:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By freemanesq:
Learned Hand

www.commonlaw.com/Hand.html

ETA - just read the "and tell why" part. He displayed great wisdom.

R.



Only problem is that Learned Hand was never a member of the Supremes.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:56:23 PM EDT
Although he had a silly, expansive view of federal authority, I like Byron White's remark that the idea that a right to homosexual sodomy was enshrined in the Consititution is "facetious at best."

That was 1986. Times change. Funny how it's perfectly proper to overturn a Supreme Court decision that the libs hate, but when you get one they like, stare decisis suddenly achieves the status of holy writ.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:58:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:

Originally Posted By freemanesq:
Learned Hand

www.commonlaw.com/Hand.html

ETA - just read the "and tell why" part. He displayed great wisdom.

R.



Only problem is that Learned Hand was never a member of the Supremes.



All the more reason to select my guy....Herbert Donelon.
He was the best. He was da man.
I forgot to mention; along with the enema bulb, he invented that thing you use to spread
cream cheese on toast. Oh, yeah, it's a knife.

How can anyone not like my guy, Justice Herbert Donelon?

Go ahead and vote for Pedro; but also vote for Donelon.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:00:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:

Originally Posted By freemanesq:
Learned Hand

www.commonlaw.com/Hand.html

ETA - just read the "and tell why" part. He displayed great wisdom.

R.



Only problem is that Learned Hand was never a member of the Supremes.



Well. Other than that.

I hate lawyer trivia.

However, he was often called the “tenth justice of the Supreme Court" www.encyclopedia.com/html/h/hand-l1ea.asp
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:00:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ReelVirginian1861:
Roger Tanney



Taney done good in Ex parte Merryman (even drew an arrest warrant from the Lincoln administration because he stuck up for the Constitution), but his reputation will forever be tarnished by the unprincipled, activist tripe he wrote in Dred Scott.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:04:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:

Originally Posted By ReelVirginian1861:
Roger Tanney



Taney done good in Ex parte Merryman (even drew an arrest warrant from the Lincoln administration because he stuck up for the Constitution), but his reputation will forever be tarnished by the unprincipled, activist tripe he wrote in Dred Scott.



What did he write in Dred Scott?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:06:23 PM EDT
I don't understand how you guys can like Scalia after he ruled against state's rights in the medical marijuana case. He called something you do in your own home interstate commerce. He is a big government guy. F him.

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:28:41 PM EDT
C'mon. My guy, Justice Donelon didn't like Scalia either.
In fact, he died before Scalia was even born; that's how much
he didn't like him.

Please select Justice Herbert Donelon as your all time favorite.

Vote for Pedro and vote for Justice Herbert Donelon...opener of the country,
inventor of the enema bulb and other stuff.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:40:44 PM EDT
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Captain and Brevet Colonel, U.S. Army
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

Tough Civil war soldier who put up with no shit.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:55:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By JohnTheTexican:

Originally Posted By ReelVirginian1861:
Roger Tanney



Taney done good in Ex parte Merryman (even drew an arrest warrant from the Lincoln administration because he stuck up for the Constitution), but his reputation will forever be tarnished by the unprincipled, activist tripe he wrote in Dred Scott.



What did he write in Dred Scott?



The opinion of the Court.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:56:47 PM EDT
Dont know enough o pick one really
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 4:57:27 PM EDT

Bork

Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:09:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uncle_frank:
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
Captain and Brevet Colonel, U.S. Army
Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court

Tough Civil war soldier who put up with no shit.



Big deal.

Byron White
-U. of Colorado fooball star.
-Rhodes Scholar.
-Naval Intelligence during WWII.
-Worked his way through law school as a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Detroit Lions.
-First in his class at Yale Law School.
-Assistant Attorney General.
-Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court.
-Dissented in Roe v. Wade.
-Infinitely superior to his successor (Ruth Bader Ginsburg).

Not perfect, but way above average and with one of the most intersting career paths.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:10:28 PM EDT
did any vote in favor of gun owners in the Miller case?
if so they would be on my favorites list
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:12:35 PM EDT
Justice Thomas
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:20:54 PM EDT
Okay, I wan't even going to mention this; but you leave me
no choice.
It just so happened that Justice Herbert Donelon wrote the decision that
ultimately, allowed kewpi dolls to roll off American assembly lines way back in 1912.

Sure, he was long dead; and yes, he had no idea that Vischysois vs VanMeter would
be the benchmark and groundbreaking legal decision it was; but Justice Donelon's
majority opinion was key to freeing up war-related assembly lines so carnivals, fairs,
and midways across America could offer kewpi dolls as prizes.

I would go so far to suggest that the great Broadway musical "Oklahoma" would not have
been the success it was without the "kewpi" scene.
Alfred Drake, Betty Garde, Joan Roberts, and Howard da Silva would not have become the
huge stars they did in the original 1947 production of the play had it not been for the
forward thinking Justice we have come to know and love; Justice Herbert Donelon.

Please; vote Pedro and vote Donelon.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:24:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Londo:
Okay, I wan't even going to mention this; but you leave me
no choice.
It just so happened that Justice Herbert Donelon wrote the decision that
ultimately, allowed kewpi dolls to roll off American assembly lines way back in 1912.

Sure, he was long dead; and yes, he had no idea that Vischysois vs VanMeter would
be the benchmark and groundbreaking legal decision it was; but Justice Donelon's
majority opinion was key to freeing up war-related assembly lines so carnivals, fairs,
and midways across America could offer kewpi dolls as prizes.

I would go so far to suggest that the great Broadway musical "Oklahoma" would not have
been the success it was without the "kewpi" scene.
Alfred Drake, Betty Garde, Joan Roberts, and Howard da Silva would not have become the
huge stars they did in the original 1947 production of the play had it not been for the
forward thinking Justice we have come to know and love; Justice Herbert Donelon.

Please; vote Pedro and vote Donelon.



Okay. I'm convinced. You've got my vote.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:46:24 PM EDT
Thanks, JohntheTexacan.
We're on our way.

The family of Justice Herbert Donelon, and
Pedro's family thank you.

Just seventy-one more pro-Donelon votes and we
will issue a major press release about plans to
memorialize the memory of that great man forever.

On the fence? Consider this. If you have ever had a successful enema,
you can thank Justice Donelon.
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