No. She supports more power to the executive branch of government. On an impersonal level, the Senate should not confirm her simply because she will take more power away from it and the House of Representatives and give it to the President. On a personal level, I think the President has far too much power already, and we should try to support checks and balances between branches, not tear it away. Realistically, I think the Senate will confirm her because if she does give the President more power as a Supreme Court Justice that will give fewer responsibilities to them, which means they can blame more things on the President when they run for office instead of accept responsibility themselves.
I say no. She basically has no experience as a judge. The fact that she required the Study of International and Foreign Law but not U.S. Constitutional Law as a Harvard dean proves that she does not give a rats ass about the constitution.
I normally would agree with youYes she should. She is qualified, intelligent, and has no disqualifying characteristics which I am aware of. Generally I think the Senate should let the president appoint whoever he wants, as long as they meet those criteria and aren't too far outside the judicial mainstream. (Cue comparisons of Kagan to Chairman Mao...now. :mrgreen
I don't find myself agreeing with you very often on here TurtleDude, but I do in this case. It annoys me to no end when either party does this crap. One of the perks of being president is getting to choose judges that are in-line with your political beliefs. I didn't agree with Roberts's and Alito's views on a lot of things, but they were certainly well qualified for the job, and as far as I'm concerned that's the only thing the senate should be basing their judgment upon (I realize of course that this will never happen though).I normally would agree with you
but using Obama's standards concerning the far more qualified Roberts and Alito the answer is no
A member of the supreme court should have a reputation for impartial judgement. Though as dean of Harvard Law (I think it was) she obviously has a profound knowledge of the law, but with no track record as a judge it's impossible to gauge her impartiality.