Orrin Hatch, Mike Lee and shaping tomorrow's Supreme Court

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  • the truth Holladay, UT
    April 11, 2013 5:25 p.m.

    @one old man

    That is because conservatives actually follow the constitution.

    Liberals and progressives, of either party, do not.

    See the difference?

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    April 11, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    Ok, so this article tells us a whole lot of nothing as to what the beliefs of this nominee are. So what if he argued the recent case in the Supreme Court. What side was he on? What were his arguments in favor of the position he espoused. If you are going to write an article, make it an in depth article, not something you'd see on Entertainment Tonight.

    I can't even make a reasoned case for or against this person because of the lack of knowlege.

    By the way you Orrin bashers, he's kept way more bad nominees off of the court than he's let on it.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    April 11, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    Yes, Lee should be re-elected. Not because of regression, but because of the progression he has initiated and supported thus far in his term. He was elected in the first place because of his unwavering support of constitutional based principles and freedoms. It seems to bother some, such as the always cynical and sarcastic Ernest Bass, that Lee is bold enough to not cow-toe to the liberal left agenda. We elected Lee to stop the regression this nation has been on and has accelerated under the current administration. Obama picks and chooses which laws his liberal agenda wants to follow. He ignores the system whenever it serves his needs, such as when he by-passed congress when pushing his immigration agenda, knowing it couldn't pass muster with the established legal process.

    Yes, Lee really does need to be re-elected... and many more like him. It's the only way this nation will ever get back to what it was that made it the greatest in the world, and the envy of it. Unfortunately, not so much lately, thanks to our recent socialistic leanings.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    April 11, 2013 9:48 a.m.

    To "lost in DC", the concern I have with your comment is that lawyers are paid to represent their clients in an adversarial system as we have. Respresenting a client and arguing their point of view is the job. It is not right, or fair, to judge an attorney based on the client's position. Do so and we undermine our judicial system.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    April 11, 2013 7:49 a.m.

    Let's keep the regression going! Re-elect Lee!

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    April 11, 2013 5:58 a.m.

    Bet on Lee to vote no. Hatch will look at the whip count first. The GOP are not moving the business of the country forward.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    April 11, 2013 4:54 a.m.

    Question. What position did this guy argue concerning DOMA?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    April 10, 2013 9:19 p.m.

    Utah's Congresscritters yowl about "activist" courts if there is a decision they think is "liberal."

    Then they try as hard as they can to stack the deck with "conservative" judges.

    But it's not an "activist" court if its decisions are on the conservative side.


  • tabuno Clearfield, UT
    April 10, 2013 7:51 p.m.

    The real local question is whether or not the Senior U.S. Senator from Utah, Orin Hatch will continue his recent value-based, conservative tilt or return his past bipartisan, impartial approach of seeking qualified appointees to the U.S. Supreme Court. Will the real Orin Hatch please stand up.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    April 10, 2013 6:38 p.m.

    Are they listening to the lame duck congressman West. He appears to be on their team.