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CPT Jack Durish
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I think you'll find that Elena Kagan holds that distinction. Her only accomplishment of note was falsifying evidence on behalf of President Clinton
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Well that's according to you. Kagan's legal experience was more extensive than Barrett's. "Barrett has never tried a case to verdict or argued an appeal in any court, nor has she ever performed any notable pro bono work, even during law school." It's almost like...oh I don't know....being an OPFOR commander but never deploying. All of a sudden they decide to make you the Corps commander. Barrett has been a judge for 3 years. Actually practiced private law for 2 years. Has never argued an appeal. Most of her work was civil not criminal and she's been teaching at a law school the rest of the time (15 years). Only reason she was nominated was because of her abortion stance. It's all ideology.

https://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/kagan0509.pdf
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CPT Jack Durish
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SSG (Join to see) - How about Kagan's experience as a judge, an appellate judge, compared to Barrett's?
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CPT Jack Durish - ah well what do I know. I'm just a former SSG in the United States Army. Republicans got a conservative female on the bench. As Castaneda said "she'll figure it out."
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As CPT Jack Durish noted, Barrett's judicial experience is greater than Kagan's was.

Kagan was in private practice and taught law for almost her entire career. She was a solicitor general for 15 months before being nominated for the Supreme Court, she was never a judge or on an appeals court prior to that.

Barrett had written approx 100 opinions in the years she was on an appeals court.

There is a history of Supreme Court Justices without prior experience as a judge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Kagan#Early_career

https://supreme.findlaw.com/supreme_court/justices/nopriorexp.html
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MSG Dan Castaneda
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She’s a smart lady. She’ll figure it out.
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Right. Because figuring it out on the job is the standard for the Supreme Court.
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PO3 Patricia Miner
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You do realize the Constitution doesn't even require a law degree right?

That's your opinion and MotherJones isn't exactly an unbiased source.
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What? I like when people learn some random bit of useless facts and throws it in a conversation like it has any bearing. The Constitution doesn't require a law degree for judges. How many federal judges do you know that don't have a law degree? Just because there isn't a formal requirement doesn't mean there aren't standards (as there should be).
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PO1 John F. Johnson
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SSG (Join to see) A quick search of the prior seated Justices will inform you that there have been many Justices that have come from areas other than behind a bench with a law degree. Just because you don’t like it or don’t want it doesn’t mean it hasn’t or shouldn’t happen.
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PO3 Patricia Miner
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PO1 John F. Johnson you're right. You don't have to sit on a bench to know the law. I'll take a professor who is a Constitutionalist over someone who litigates from the bench any day. For instance, Jonathan Turley is a constitutional law professor and a democrat. In his case I don't care about the democrat part of him. He has trashed the left's agenda for the last four years based on what the Constitution says and precedent.
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SSgt Joseph Baptist
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SSG (Join to see) - "I like when people learn some random bit of useless facts and throws it in a conversation like it has any bearing." Like when Mother Jones decides that the number of pages of documents is the best measure of whether or not someone is qualified to become a member of the SCOTUS, ignoring all other factors?
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