"Report: Trump Mulling Peter Thiel For The Supreme Court"

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    "The tech tycoon, who identifies as a libertarian," Big L or little l?
     
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    Says he's Stanford Law grad and a libertarian? Whaaaaa?
     
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    The Huffington Post and its "unnamed sources" have zero credibility. They are pulling stories out of their behind to satisfy the echo chamber.
     
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    The little "l", I hope. The big one refers to the political party, whose even own website has enough inconsistencies and narcissistic blame shifting to render itself laughable.
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    No less of a joke than anything else in terms of developments in modern day politics put out by any media source, I suppose. (Just saying what I've observed from most people in general.)
     
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    Isn't this the same guy that spoke at the RNC and came out as gay? Or maybe I got them mixed up.
     
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    probably small-l, if at all.

    Is this definition universal?

    It seems problematic, but since I'm not a libertarian, I can't say whether a libertarian would quibble.

    Peter Theil has written that freedom and democracy are incompatible.

    http://www.cato-unbound.org/2009/04/13/peter-thiel/education-libertarian
     
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    Thiel wouldn't get confirmed by a Republican Senate. He wouldn't get a "qualified" rating from the Bar Association. He's never practiced law. He's never argued a case in court. His sole experience actual doing legal work was clerking for a Federal Judge for a year.

    Thiel's qualifications to be on the Supreme Court make Harriet Meyers look like Earl Warren.

    This is the sort of nuttery that ought to make anybody thinking about voting for Trump take a long hard look in the mirror. Supreme Court Justiceships are not the sort of political patronage perks you give out to cronies as a payoff for campaign contributions.

    What's next? Trump nominating Scott "Chachi" Baio as United States Ambassador to the Court of St. James?
     
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    Since when do requirements matter?
     
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    The latter office is frequently a political patronage appointment.
     
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    The last Justice appointed to the Supreme Court who had not previously worked as a Federal Judge was William Rehnquist, who was appointed by Richard Nixon in 1972. Rehnquist had previously been an Assistant US Attorney General.

    It would be absolutely unprecedented in modern times for a person with as little experience of America's court and legal system to be appointed to the Supreme Court.

    The Senate generally takes into account the ABA, which has in place a process to evaluate prospective nominees to the Court:

     
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    "I no longer believe that freedom and democracy are compatible"

    Peter Thiel
     
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    OK: I think we ought to take note that Thiel himself that he's not interested in the job. And that the Trump campaign has denied any discussions between Trump and Thiel about it.

    Whether this means it was someone heard Trump people spit-balling about how much they admired Thiel's legal or political philosophy, or something else, I don't know.

    But let's file this one as: Ridiculous Rumor.
     
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    Gawker outed him as being gay a while back. He then funded and dropped the leg of Hulkamania running wild on them in court.
     
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    So he's like a richer, toned down version of Milo?
     
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    I think it is a fair bet that if Trump gets elected unprecedented things might happen. He would be the second american president who hadn't previously held elected office or been a general.
     
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    Since Barack Obama was born.

    BL.
     
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    Well that can't be the case since a Jr. Senator became POTUS.
     
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    Yet who and how many were wondering about him not being a natural born citizen, to the fact that it took the current Republican nominee 8 years to 'maybe' believe that he was born in the USA? It was only his 'surrogates' who made the statement, while he hasn't said anything yet...

    .. and to the point where one of his supporters, and current Maricopa County Sherrif sent one of his publicly funded deputies on a fact-finding hunt to prove Obama wasn't born in the USA.. an investigation which was funded by taxpayer money.

    So again, when did requirements matter? Apparently, since 2008.

    BL.
     
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    Who started the birther lie? I'll give you a hint. She's running for POTUS.
     
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    Which further goes to prove my point. When did requirements matter? Apparently, since 2008.

    BL.
     
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    Clickbait. The one, the only true play in Donald's book.
     
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    So Clinton sets the standard?
     

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