Richard Posner for Supreme Court Justice

Sunday, September 04, 2005

Supreme Career Opportunity

Just popped on the "Career Opportunities" section of the SC website, followed the directions to see the job openings in the Supreme Court, and found there's a glairing omission: Chief Justice!!!

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The Supreme Site Sucks

Has anyone been to the Supreme Court website lately? It sucks!

Let's start with the domain name:

Come on! Who beat them to (without the "us")? It's not all that easy to register a .gov domain name. Did the supreme court of Algeria beat them to it? WTF? Posner, a fellow blogger, would surly rule in the court's favor of repossessing that domain name. Sparing a hostile takeover, I'm sure the US Supreme Court has the money to buy out the petty court of some bumblefuck state or country that grabbed that domain.

They don't even have photos or bios of the judges on that site (at least not in HTML format -- they're PDF-crazed)! What if I want to know what my own overlords look like? Guess I'm outta luck.

Posner would surely fix this big site that screams FU to the country. "We're supreme, so our website doesn't have to be." Get over yourselves, take them out of prep school and put your nephews to work, and develop a halfway decent website. Goddamn.

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Saturday, September 03, 2005

The Chief Justice is Dead, Long Live the Chief Justice

Well to anyone wondering why Bush didn't pick Posner for the last open Supreme Court slot, you know now. He must have been saving him for the top slot. (Or he better have been.)

Before we continue, a quick RIP to Renquest.

We need someone with some smarts and some chutzpah. John Roberts has at bit of the former but clearly not the latter. Antonin Scalia shows that he's got balls now and then, but it's easy to do that once you've got a seat on the supreme bench.

Posner has proposed selling babies. That's smart, and that takes balls. (Actually the term "selling babies" ain't too accurate and is usually used to detract, but it's fun to say and if you do your homework, you'll find Posner's right.) Let's push Posner ahead!

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Thursday, July 14, 2005

Posner Philosophical Powerhouse

David Brooks calls for a "philosophical powerhouse." His makes a noble request, but doesn't get the specifics right. Brooks proposes Michael McConnell for the job. He makes no mention of Posner, even if to rule him out. It's hard to read the words "has already influenced American life through sheer force of intellect" without thinking of Posner.

WWSD? (What Would Safire Do?)

Brooks's last line is worth repeating though:
Mr. President, don't repeat the mistakes of the past. Ideas drive history, so you want to pick the person with the biggest brain.

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Supreme Court Justice Posner?

Welcome to the Richard Posner for Supreme Court Justice site!

What are we doing running a campaign for Supreme Court? Call us crazy, but a seat in the court is often worth more than a seat in the oval office or Senate. We are not affiliated with Judge Posner in anyway, but since he hasn't built up a campaign war chest (and is too modest to propose his own nomination), we're doing it for him.

Judge Posner is a brilliant and prolific American thinker. In addition to being a judge on the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, he's a professor at the University of Chicago and pretty much started the field of law and economics. Nothing is taboo for Posner, a blogger himself, who has written on everything from sex to 9-11.

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