The Supreme Court talks Technology

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Blue Velvet, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    They're only making rulings on things that impact on your future:



    Still, not having a Facebook page is almost a sign of exclusivity these days, so it's forgivable. But:



    Bless 'em.
     
  2. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    The Supreme Court, computer free since ..... well ..... forever.

    Never mind, they have lobbyists to show them the way of the future.
     
  3. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

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    I think the idea of being appointed to the SC has run its course. In the old days, most people would die before they got to the point where they were incapable of rational thought. Now, god knows how long you can last and not really have any idea of what's going on. We take old people's drivers licenses away when they are too old to drive, about time we start rethinking this job for life, too.
     
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    That would be a difficult "sell".

    They are tenured, for as long as they wish to serve (and remain above the sod), to prevent political meddling, as much as is humanly possible. ;)

    Any "panel" of shrinks, established to judge soundness of mind, would also be subject to political pressure, from the party in power at the time.

    It remains for the sitting justices to persuade a fellow member to retire.

    I think that's a reasonable solution, given the stakes involved.
     
  5. dscuber9000 macrumors 6502a

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    Politicians in general are just ancient. It's absurd that they are the ones creating laws based around technology.
     
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    This is starting to remind me of the novel "Logan's Run," where overpopulation is solved by eliminating anybody over the age of 21, figuring that old people are what cause the world's problems.
     
  7. skunk macrumors G4

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    You won't be saying that when you're ancient, you young whippersnapper!
     
  8. Corndog5595 macrumors 65816

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    When they start to die, hopefully whoever is president when it happens will appoint < 40 year olds.
     
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    Make that 30. ;)

    They want people with legal expertise, and wisdom too, we hope.

    And wisdom comes with life experience, no short-cuts.
     
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    Some young people are wise beyond their years, and there are plenty of old fools.
     
  11. leekohler macrumors G5

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    He's right though. They should not be making laws about something they know nothing about.
     
  12. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You have it all wrong. By and large, our politicians do not make laws. Lobbyists and special interest groups write our legislation. Just watch how Verizon, ATT, Comcast etc. slowly dismantle net neutrality as an example.
     
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    The Supreme Court....


    I can't find the "Any" key!!!!
     
  15. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    The Captain is quite right – the age limit in the novel is 21, it's in the movie adaptation where it's 30. ;)
     
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    Mea culpa, for I have erred, not having read the novel. :eek:

    21 seemed like a very low number, if Society is to "get anything" out of each individual. :confused:
     

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