Friday, October 28, 2005

SCOTUS Update

Tim Russert this morning on "imus in the Morning" listed off potential SCOTUS nominees, all of whom were women. He mentioned a "woman from Minnesota."

Kathleen Blatz anyone?

11 Comments:

At 6:18 AM, Blogger triplea said...

She just retired from from MN's court i believe. Wanted to spend more time with the family.

http://www.residualforces.com/index.php/2005/09/29/scomn-chief-steps-down/

 
At 7:32 AM, Blogger StPaul_DFLer said...

Take it from a Liberal, she's too liberal. Staunch pro-choice and affirmative action. I love her and would hope that she could make it. You guys will never let that happen. You forget tha she was in the legislature and have a paper trail that the far right won't accept.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger Republican Minnesota said...

So you're telling me that if the President asked her to step up to SCOTUS that she'd say no?

And yes Triple A, I do know she stepped down.

 
At 7:33 AM, Blogger StPaul_DFLer said...

She's from the old school of Republicans who were liberal on social issues and hawks on the budget. Times have certainly changed.

 
At 7:51 AM, Blogger GOPWingman said...

Blatz is pro-life.

 
At 8:10 AM, Blogger StPaul_DFLer said...

Since when is she pro-life?

 
At 8:21 AM, Blogger StPaul_DFLer said...

More.
She is pro-choice. She just married Wheelock Whitney, one theoldest and wealthy names in Minnesota. Connection? Whitney was just appointed ambassador to Norway by Bush. Bush has known the Whitneys his entire life. Their fathers went to prep school(andover) and Yale together.

Jesus, it just reminds me of the type of people running our country, blue bloods. It would have been the same with Kerry.

How many of you Dems and Reps have staff to raise your kids and send them off to boarding school as pre-teens to be raised by yet others?

I'm not against being rich, I'm not poor. But, I still have to alter my schedule for my kids or things my kids are involved in, as do many who are what would be considered well-off.

How can these people understand what families deal with daily?

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger GOPWingman said...

Arne Carlson:
Let me be clear about my standards for judicial appointments. I
HAVE NO PRO-CHOICE LITMUS TEST FOR JUDGES. Just ask Terry Dempsey
or Kathleen Blatz, two outstanding appointments to the bench who I
happen to know are pro-life.

Here is the link: http://www.e-democracy.org/1994/GOV_BY_CAND/CARLSON-IR/c.speech

 
At 12:58 PM, Blogger Gary Matthew Miller said...

They were obviously mistakingly talking about 7th Circuit Judge Diane Sykes of Wisconsin. Trust me. There is no Minnesotan under consideration

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger StPaul_DFLer said...

GOPwingman, I don't know how old you are but Blatz has a paper trail. I really don't know what Arne was trying to say, but six years later at the 2000 Minnesota Republican state COnvention. Republicans endorsed judges (unofficially), judges who were left out were one who ever upheld a pro-choice ruling. Blatz was blasted by the delegates. Those delegates are now the base that Bush is seeking to get back in good with.

Here's the article:
http://www.hometownsource.com/capitol/2000/june/0619judges.html

 
At 7:47 AM, Blogger lloydletta said...

I believe Blatz's record in the legislature was pro-life.

Blatz was blasted by the Greg Wersal faction among the delegates in 1998. I attended that convention, and picked up the anti-Blatz diatribe. She voted to include gays Human Rights Act when she was in the legislature.

I think she'd be a great choice for SCOTUS.

I find it interesting that the reason some objected to Harriet Myers was because she had used the terms "criminalize abortion". Isn't that the goal of the "pro-life" cause? Why beat around the bush?

 

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