Look beyond judges for the Supreme Court nominee

yet in the past, the Supreme Court’s great justices have included both politicians and prominent advocates, some of them household names. Justices such as Earl Warren, Hugo Black and Salmon Chase were already widely known. So was William Howard Taft, former president. Thurgood Marshall and Louis Brandeis were practically household names.

This isn’t to suggest that selecting a non-Ivy League non-judge who has not been a clerk would suddenly cure the nation of its current passionate mistrust toward those in authority. But it might help.

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Commentary:

Look beyond judges for the Supreme Court nominee

Stephen L CarterBloomberg View

As President Barack Obama prepares to square off with SenateRepublicans over hisU.S. Supreme Court nominee, I offer a soft word of advice: Don’t pick a judge.

I mean this quite seriously. My Yale colleague Akhil Amar has written thoughtfully about what he calls the “judicialization” of the Supreme Court. It is rare nowadays for anyone to be selected who has not attended a top law school, enjoyed a top clerkship and spent several years on the bench. In his book “The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic,” Amar tells us this:

“On the day that Samuel Alito replaced Sandra…

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Look beyond judges for the Supreme Court nominee

Commentary:

Look beyond judges for the Supreme Court nominee

Stephen L CarterBloomberg View

As President Barack Obama prepares to square off with Senate Republicans over hisU.S. Supreme Court nominee, I offer a soft word of advice: Don’t pick a judge.

I mean this quite seriously. My Yale colleague Akhil Amar has written thoughtfully about what he calls the “judicialization” of the Supreme Court. It is rare nowadays for anyone to be selected who has not attended a top law school, enjoyed a top clerkship and spent several years on the bench. In his book “The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of Our Constitutional Republic,” Amar tells us this:

“On the day that Samuel Alito replaced Sandra Day O’Connor in early 2006, not only was every justice a former judge, but each had been a (1) sitting (2) federal (3) circuit court judge at the time of his or her Supreme Court appointment. Never before in history had the court been so deeply judicialized.”

Obama’s subsequent appointment of Elena Kagan, dean of Harvard Law School, broke the pattern, but Amar considers the distinction insignificant:

Granted, Kagan came to the court without having previously served as a federal judge. But she had served as solicitor general of the United States, the one technically nonjudicial position in America that is closest to being a judge. The solicitor general is tasked with representing the United States in courtrooms across America, and in the Supreme Court in particular. For good reason, this officer is often called “the 10th Justice.

The selection of justices, Amar tells us in dismay, has become much like advancement in the civil service. And this lack of “portfolio diversification,” he wants us to understand, is a new thing in the nation’s history.

What difference does background make? Amar is concerned about diversity in several important senses. It’s notorious that every sitting justice attended either Yale or Harvard. But he’s also concerned for a lack of diversity in styles of argument. Those who have spent their careers on the bench tend to think that “judges are more right than they really are.” There are more ways to think about the Constitution than the ways we think about it in the cases. Part of the triumph of Brown v. Board of Education is the richness of its understanding of politics. Amar implies that this is in part because nobody on the Brown court had spent a career in the judiciary. On the other hand, he attributes John Roberts’ vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act in part to the chief justice’s extensive earlier experience in the intricacies of executive-branch policymaking, including four years in the White House counsel’s office.

There’s something very Jacksonian about this argument — and I refer not to Justice Robert Jackson, one of the heroes of Amar’s fine book, but to President Andrew Jackson, who campaigned against both the judiciary and the rule of lawyers. But although Jackson is in bad odor these days, on this point I think the seventh president was mostly right. He worried that judges were becoming an aristocracy in the new nation.

Amar doesn’t go quite so far, but perhaps he should. Both major parties are facing Jacksonian moments, with their bases believing — with reason, I would say — that their views are rarely reflected or even seriously solicited in the making of policy. More and more they see what goes on in the power centers they mistrust (Washington and Wall Street) as an ever-heavier burden of impositions. One needn’t share this opinion to see that it exists.

How does this relate to the judicialization of the Supreme Court? Because of the system that produces the justices, few Americans have heard of any of the nominees before they are nominated. Already, then, there exists a barrier that non-lawyers can’t easily breach. And yet in the past, the Supreme Court’s great justices have included both politicians and prominent advocates, some of them household names. Justices such as Earl Warren, Hugo Black and Salmon Chase were already widely known. So was William Howard Taft, former president. Thurgood Marshall and Louis Brandeis were practically household names.

This isn’t to suggest that selecting a non-Ivy League non-judge who has not been a clerk would suddenly cure the nation of its current passionate mistrust toward those in authority. But it might help.

Bloomberg

Stephen L. Carter is a law professor at Yale University.

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Addie M. Miller a nominee for the next Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States

February 22, 2016

 Addie M. Miller’s estimation, that she is the fair potential

Nominee for the next Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 2016

 Samuel Freeman Miller
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court
July 16, 1862 – October 13, 1890
Nominated by Abraham Lincoln

Active in Hawkeye politics, he supported Abraham Lincoln in the 1860 election. Lincoln nominated Miller to the Supreme Court on July 16, 1862, after the beginning of the American Civil War.

His reputation was so high that Miller was confirmed half an hour after the Senate received notice of his nomination.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Freeman_Miller

 Are there qualifications to be a Justice?

Do you have to be a lawyer or attend law school to be a Supreme Court Justice?

 The Constitution does not specify qualifications for Justices such as age, education, profession, or native-born citizenship. A Justice does not have to be a lawyer or a law school graduate, but all Justices have been trained in the law. Many of the 18th and 19th century Justices studied law under a mentor because there were few law schools in the country.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/faq.aspx#faqgi2

 Stanley Forman Reed, who served on the Court from 1938 to 1957, was the last sitting justice from such a background.

In total, of the 112 justices appointed to the Court, 47 have had law degrees, an additional 18 attended some law school but did not receive a degree, and 47 received their legal education without any law school attendance.[97

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Forman_Reed

 Demographics of the Supreme Court of the United States

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_Supreme_Court_of_the_United_States

Perhaps the President should pick another non-judge for his next justice of the Supreme Court of the United States SCOTUS

 Addie M. Miller’s estimation, that she is the fair potential

Nominee for the next Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States 2016

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PORTER RANCH, CA How can these people move back into their homes Porter Ranch without living in fear that this may occur again. PERMANENTLY SHUT IT DOWN!

How can these people of Porter Ranch, city of Los Angeles, California move back into their homes without living in fear that this Methane Gas leak may occur again.

In my opinion it must be PERMANENTLY SHUT IT DOWN! Please read article published in the Daily News paper Los Angeles: “Energy secretary tours Aliso Canyon as kill declaration nears.”  http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20160216/energy-secretary-tours-aliso-canyon-as-kill-declaration-nears

https://www.facebook.com/addie.m.miller/posts/887362904715783

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Freedoms

I, Addie M. Miller asks a question. Do you remember the 1941 State of Union speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt the 4 FREEDOMS freedom from FEAR? How can these people move back into their homes without living in fear that this may occur again. Needs to be PERMANENTLY SHUT DOWN!

Energy secretary tours Aliso Canyon as kill declaration nears

I, Addie M. Miller want a “permanent shut down of the Aliso Canyon storage facility.” How can people live in comfort and ‘without fear’ knowing this Methane Gas storage is basically in their back yards?

The United States has plenty of open land where people do not reside. Take a tour by plane, train, bus or whatever and I believe you will see vacate upon vacate land. PERMANENT SHUT DOWN!!! PLEASE “Freedom from fear”.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Freedoms

http://www.dailynews.com/environment-and-nature/20160216/energy-secretary-tours-aliso-canyon-as-kill-declaration-nears
‘ 4 ‘ Freedoms State of the Union Speech by Franklin D. Roosevelt
—Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s January 6, 1941 State of the Union address introducing the theme of the Four Freedoms
The Four Freedoms were goals articulated by United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6, 1941. In an address known as the Four Freedoms speech (technically the 1941 State of the Union address), he proposed four fundamental freedoms that people “everywhere in the world” ought to enjoy:
1. Freedom of speech
2. Freedom of worship
3. Freedom from want
4. Freedom from fear
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Four_Freedoms
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SEMPRA ENERGY GAS LEAK, PORTER RANCH, CA

CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN ‘S SISTER IS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SEMPRA ENERGY ‘GAS LEAK’ PORTER RANCH RESIDENTS EVACUATE PORTER RANCH, CITY OF LOS ANGELES

KATHLEEN L. BROWN, THE SISTER
OF CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN
IS ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE SEMPRA ENERGY,
THAT OWNS SOCAL GAS COMPANY “GAS LEAKED FOR MONTHS,
RESIDENTS FORCED TO EVACUATE
PORTER RANCH, CITY OF LOS ANGELES

https://www.facebook.com/addie.m.miller/posts/881468915305182

http://www.dailynews.com/government-and-politics/20160131/energy-company-dollars-have-flowed-to-leaders-but-in-midst-of-gas-leak-they-say-theyre-still-tough#author1

http://www.sempra.com/about/governance/board-of-directors.shtml

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_Brown

Comment submitted by Addie M. Miller:
I was overwhelmed during my research of the SoCal Gas Company owned by the Sempra Energy that the Governor of California Jerry Brown’s sister “Kathleen L. Brown” is on the Board of Directors of Sempra Energy.

The Sempra Energy owns the site that is responsible for the gas leak that has leaked for months endangering the human beings in Porter Ranch, CA.

Sempra Energy states, ‘Kathleen L. Brown’ serves on Sempra Energy’s Corporate Governance and ‘Environmental, Health, Safety and Technology committees’.

Many years ago in the 1970’s Kathleen L. Brown would visit my mother. At that particular time she was a teacher at Main Street Elementary School located at 52nd Street and Main Street, South Central Los Angeles, California

She gave me the impression that she wanted to climb very high in the corporate sector and in my opinion she did, much too high whereas she does not care human beings lives!

For Kathleen L. Brown to serve on the Sempra Energy’s board of Directors CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND ‘Environmental, Health,Safety and Technology committees’. Makes me wonder who really is Kathleen L. Brown?

I, Addie M. Miller wonder was this catastrophe planned purposely? Maybe someone wanted the land for a new development.

Deracination is a Crime against Humanity Forced removal of a People from one area to another area is a crime against humanity, even if it is market driven economics.

The more I research this issue concerning Porter Ranch, city of Los Angeles more PLAYERS are involved, that is why I wonder what really going on?
Sincerely, Addie M.  Miller

http://www.sempra.com/about/governance/board-of-directors.shtml

Kathleen L. Brown has been a director at Sempra Energy since June 2013.

She is a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP. Her experience includes 18 years as a senior executive in the financial sector and 16 years of service in the public sector, including a term as California’s state treasurer.

Prior to joining Sempra Energy’s board, Brown worked 12 years in leadership positions at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a global investment banking and securities firm. She currently is a director for Forestar Group Inc., a real estate and natural resources company, and the National Park Foundation.

Brown serves on Sempra Energy’s Corporate Governance and Environmental, Health, Safety and Technology committees.

http://addiemmiller.tumblr.com/post/138878057224/california-governor-jerry-brown-s-sister-is-on

L.A. developers accused of stealing millions in affordable-housing scheme

L.A. developers accused of stealing millions in affordable-housing scheme

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-housing-indictment-20160205-story.html

A federal grand jury has indicted four employees of developer Advanced Development and Investment Inc. on fraud charges. ……                                           David Zahniser and Shashank Bengali Contact Reporters

Comment below is by Addie M. Miller:
The rich are robbing the low income people and senior citizens in the city of Los Angeles, while accepting Millions $$$ of dollars from the government with a promise to build affordable housing.

Yet, they defrauded the government with promises that they will help low income people with affordable housing.

I firmly believe, this is why the City of Los Angeles, California is the Homelessness capital of the United States.

There are many Federal agencies under the umbrella of the President’s cabinet, that the next president must have credentials as to how the federal government is operating.

Jeb Bush is the third generation of U.S. Presidents he would have the experience, knowledge and guidance to have the many federal agencies to do their job.

‘Ole saying goes’ self-willed runs wild’, being if there is no monitoring and supervision, employees do what they want to do.

We the people of the United States need a President who knows their federal agencies and how they are to operate, that being without outside private interference or by some employee(s) who bullies himself/herself to be boss.

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Who Is Responsible for Human Beings of the city of Los Angeles, including Porter Ranch, CITY OF LOS ANGELES

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-los-angeles-city-county-homeless-20160201-story.html

Opinion County or city: Who is responsible for dealing with L.A. homelessness?

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro and Los County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich meet in October last year to discuss homelessness.  (Los Angeles Times)

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Comment from: Addie M. Miller,

There are hundreds of human beings living on the streets just 10 blocks east of City Hall of the City of Los Angeles.CA. Yet, the current mayor Garcetti can sponsor lavish out door entertainment and concerts across the street from City Hall with high profile millionaire rap singers. To me this mayor is not mature enough to care for the human beings of the City of Los Angeles.

In my opinion it like having a kid or should I say it like a boy who adores Hollywood, that runs the city. And if he does not get his way it is almost like dealing with a bully!

Enough of the role playing being responsible for human beings as an elected official is not a script in a Hollywood movie. People are tired of these types of elected officials purchasing an elected office by raising enormous large sums of money to purchase an elected office. Who or what corporations gave money to purchase the mayor seat?

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