Here’s to the (liberal) ladies on the court…


 ♪ Here’s to the ladies, I love’em all !
Here’s to the ones I recall !
Here’s to the ladies, married or free
They all look pretty good to me…. ♪

The Alamo  1060

Captain Darling: So you see, Blackadder, Field Marshal Haig is most anxious to eliminate all these German spies.
General Melchett: Filthy Hun weasels fighting their dirty underhand war!
Captain Darling: And, fortunately, one of *our* spies–
General Melchett: Splendid fellows, brave heroes, risking life and limb for Blighty!

Black Adder goes forth General Hospital 1989

Yesterday we talked about MSNBC willingness to point the finger at Catholic judges on the Supreme Court saying that can’t couldn’t be trusted to rule fairly on the Hobby Lobby

However when I got home from a badly needed absence from my PC I found this Time Magazine article leading Drudge on the ladies of the court with the headline:

Supreme Court Women Raise Questions on Contraception Coverage

Hmmm an interesting title choice for Time magazine choice of title for time and the bolding of the next paragraph in the original was telling.

Justices Kagan, Sotomayor and Ginsburg aggressively questioned the corporate challengers who want exemptions from providing contraception under Obamacare at Tuesday’s oral arguments. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties say the measure violates their religious freedoms

Hmmm again.

So the three woman on the Supreme Court made it a point to actively go after the company trying to assert its religious freedom when the question is contraception coverage.

Now Time is a publication that leans so far left it’s a wonder it doesn’t fall over on the newsstand so perhaps, Ms. Alter the author of the piece, doesn’t see it but imagine that same piece written for the National Review or done as a story on Fox with the conclusion concluded that the female justices could not be trusted to judge the Hobby Lobby case fairly based on their sex.

The outrage would be never-ending.

Now it so happens that there is a grain of truth in the argument in the sense that there has never been any doubt what direction Justices Kagan, Ginsburg and Sotomayor will take on this issue both sides of the aisle would be shocked shocked if they were part of a majority upholding Hobby Lobby’s case.

This however has as little to do with their sex as the certainly in the minds of both sides that justices Scalia, Thomas & Alito will be voting with Hobby Lobby.

The truth is we all know the reason Kagan, Ginsburg and Sotomayor will almost certainly vote against Hobby Lobby, it’s the same reason why Justice Breyer likely will, because they are reliable liberal votes on the court. That is the very reason why liberal presidents nominated them for the court.

And on the other end of the spectrum that’s why Scalia, Thomas & Alito were nominated because they were considered reliable conservative votes by republican presidents.

Now that doesn’t mean any of them from Kagan to Alito come to their positions dishonestly, or with an intent to prejudge a case, what it means is they see the law a particular way and based on how they read and see it rule accordingly (It’s also why the wild cards on the court, Kennedy & Roberts drive people like me nuts. Kennedy because you never know where he will rule and Roberts due to evidence of a yellow stain).

So lets agree to stop pretending that the justices on the court are making decisions because of sexual or religious prejudices and bluntly say what we all know:  These justices believe what they believe and generally vote accordingly if they didn’t they would still be serving in academia or lower courts and you would likely never have heard their names.


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