Congresswoman Jackie Speier Calls for a Female Supreme Court Justice

Here’s the scene this morning in the outer Outer Sunset District / Parkside area of San Francisco – it’s Congresswoman Jackie Speier at her Town Hall Meeting. Here’s the news – as far as the replacement for departing United States Supreme Court Justice David Souter is concerned, Jackie has “no doubt it’s going to be a woman.” 

And who might that woman be? How about Miss San Carlos (San Mateo County) 1977 and current rust belt governor Jennifer Mulhern Granholm? She went to Cal and then Harvard Law and she’s the Democrat Sarah Palin - how’s them apples? Jackie helpfully points out that Ms. Granholm would be the first [actually second, see comments] naturalized citizen to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. We’ll see

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Look below to see what Representative Speier has been up to the past year.

Town Hall Meeting -Congresswoman Jackie Speier

When: May 2, 2009 – Saturday
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where: Ulloa Elementary School, 2650 42nd Avenue, San Francisco

Mark Nagales, Field Representative

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2 Responses to “Congresswoman Jackie Speier Calls for a Female Supreme Court Justice”

  1. Janice says:

    Felix Frankfurter, who was on the Supreme Court from 1939-1962, was born in Austria, so Gov. Granholm would not be the first naturalized citizen to be appointed Justice.

  2. Robert says:

    I agree that the next Justice should be a woman. But there are two kinds of women (or men) we don’t need. We don’t need individuals with a record as a judge in any venue. And we don’t need a lawyer. Both of these bring a restricted view of justice. Justice is not always what the law says it is. Justice is never served when adherence to a law causes harm to innocent people. I have observed that people without a legal background often have a firmer concept of justice (fairness) than individuals without a background in law. There are exceptions, of course, and I know of a few. But, still, a nonlegal mind might teach those old codgers on the court now a lesson or two.