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Elana, Sonia, Ruth and the Court : Comments

By Zillah Eisenstein, published 23/8/2010

Three women, not zero, or one, or two, but three now sit on the United States Supreme Court ...

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Whereas this article may be of little interest to people in this country, it emphasises strongly the importance of judges on the Supreme Court in the USA. As with anything to do with that country, more important by far is the route they have taken to get where there are.

Most US appointments are politically motivated, as with the US Supreme Court as well and it is not the views of the Judges that is important, but the motivations behind those who were used to initially proffer their name for consideration.

The route to the Court appointment and the people 'behind' them.
Everything else pales by comparison, even the law is seemingly secondary although one must assume that legal qualification and experience are both critical objectives as well.

It is a well known fact that 80% of the US Congress and at least 85% of the US Senate is totally controlled by a foreign –oriented lobby group called AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. This group distributes generous largesse for the control of the weak and easily manipulated members of the Senate and Congress to ensure that they vote as required. These same formidable influencers would have been let loose as well on the President for Supreme Court candidates, undoubtedly in the case of the most recent appointment to the Supreme Court, Elena Kagan, coincidentally from New York. So the trend continues, leaving such major appointments open to the same influence that pollutes everything in American life.

For those who may see some interest in the appointment of women to such courts for legal argument involving women, and there are many, far more critical is a Supreme Court populated by those judges who may one day have to adjudicate on whether organisations such as AIPAC, mentioned above, is an instrument of a foreign state and if the Israeli corruption of elected representatives is legal. Only then will the judge’s nominators see a payoff for effort that has been expended to influence the selection of a specific Supreme Court judge.

Such a specific court case may not be too far away
Posted by rexw, Monday, 23 August 2010 2:02:16 PM
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