Readers' forum: Fill judicial vacancies


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  • KM Cedar Hills, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 6:43 p.m.


    Why do you think that President 'community organizer' Obama has placed two very radical activist judges in the supreme court? Was it to just interpret the law or something else? Just asking.

  • Kass SLC, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 12:49 p.m.

    @ AlanSutton: Please provide one instance where a judge has acted in a legislative manner.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 12:40 p.m.

    Oh, the horror! How DARE those pesky judges refuse to allow people's Constitutional rights to be trampled, just because the majority want it it that way. Shame on THEM!!!!!

    When the majority acts/legislaties in a way that impairs the Constitutional rights of people, judges have not on the responsibnility but the duty to stop that impairment. The judges are doing their jobs.

  • AlanSutton Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 11:56 a.m.

    This is what happens when judges decide issues that should be left to the legislative branch of government. We begin to mistrust them.

  • Hellooo Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 11:23 a.m.

    Given the absolute power we have allowed judges to acquire, the more that can be blocked from assuming office the better for us all.

  • Sabrecat South Jordan, UT
    Nov. 24, 2010 10:13 a.m.

    It's a matter of "Whats good for the goose is good for the gander".

    Democrats blocked numerous Bush bench nominations using the exact same method.

    Is it right ?

    No it isn't, but where was all the outrage when it was republican nominations? Left wing blogs and commentators are now calling for the enactment of the so called "Nuclear" option that would change senate rules regarding filibusters requiring a 60 vote majority to a simple majority. Yet these same commentators decried the very same thing when republicans threatened it when all the Bush nominations were held up. They said it was an abuse of power and a breach of the checks and balances that are built into government. Apparently its not an abuse of power when its the democrat nominations that are affected....

    What they have sown they are now reaping.