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Relevancy and the Supreme Court....

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posted on May, 14 2014 @ 07:40 PM
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At what point do we need to consider how relevant our Supreme Court justices are considering a few things, the main being age?

If we have an 80 year old judge ruling invades involving technology, can we trust their judgement?




posted on May, 14 2014 @ 07:51 PM
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Entirely depends on the point of law under consideration. There are probably a lot of topics that even younger judges would struggle with. There's lots of case law involving complex issues of patents and their technological implications. Typically lower courts, and the federal administrative court, handles those cases because they do have jurists who are trained to understand those issues. The Supreme Court handles much broader constituional questions.



posted on May, 15 2014 @ 06:15 AM
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In the U.S. Supreme Court the clerks rule the day. They are the ones who research a question, the points of law, draw up and hash and rehash arguments pro and con, and present their justice with a clear picture of the overall case. So even the oldest justice will have a crew of young whippersnappers fetching his data and slippers.



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