Can you say 9-0! The buffer zones serve the Commonwealth’s legitimate interests in maintaining public safety on streets and sidewalks and in preserving access to adjacent reproductive healthcare facilities. See Schenck v. Pro-Choice Network of Western N. Y., 519 U. S. 357, 376. At the same time, however, they impose serious burdens on petitioners’ speech, depriving them … Continue reading The Court Erases the 3 Point line Around Massachusetts Abortion Clinics
by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz Yesterday the Supreme Court of the United States ruled 6-2 that states have the right to ban racial preferences, what we call "affirmative action", which the French refer to "discrimination positive", or positive discrimination - an oxymoron if there ever was one, but overly optimistic, or the newest euphemism for academic … Continue reading “Positive discrimination”
♫ And I'm one step ahead of the shoe shine Two steps away from the county line Just trying to keep my customers satisfied, Satisfied. ♪ Keep the Customer Satisfied Simon & Garfunkel 1970 No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States. … Continue reading MSNBC’s Audience: Mainstreaming Know Nothingism
11th Doctor: So why does the Gunslinger want you [Jex]? Isaac: It don't matter. 11th Doctor: I'm just saying, if we knew that Isaac: America's the land of second chances. We called this town Mercy for a reason Doctor Who A Town Called Mercy 2012 10th Doctor: You're not actually suggesting we change our own … Continue reading
Justice Roberts Old Yellowstain gets Another Shot
I've not given a lot of attention to the Free Kate case lately although Stacy McCain continues to be all over it. However I was struck by something he wrote concerning the NYC gay pride march For some strange reason, a search of news sites doesn’t turn up any mainstream media coverage of Kaitlyn Hunt’s … Continue reading Free Kate in NY Pride Parade. A blip or a beacon?
The Klingon Homeworld (Federation News Network): Arrog Son of Wuugh'zc spokesman for the Klingon Empire reacted negatively to the news that the US Supreme Court in a 5-4 Ruling held that states and their citizens could not be held responsible for or treated differently based on discrimination that took place generations ago. "Such a ghuy'cha' … Continue reading The Supreme Court Refuses to uphold Klingon Law
I came upon the dissent filed by Justice Scalia in McCreary County vs. ACLU where the Supreme Court found that the intent behind the 10 Commandment display in the county courthouse was relevant to determining if the display itself is unconstitutional. The Court stated that if the government acts with the predominant purpose to advance religion, that … Continue reading Justice Scalia and Religion in the Public Square
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Today on Morning Joe came the full court press for Gay Marriage. At the table for the "republican" side is Nicole Wallace & Steve Schmidt architects of the great GOP defeat of 2008 where they don't bother to have a single person to challenge them on their bias. The amazingly weak arguments presented were something … Continue reading Justice and Constitution via Wikipedia Entry
On Morning Joe in the 7:15 hour David Gregory was asked by Harold Ford if Democrats will now be running on Obamacare. To those who have cheering the loudest over Obamacare being upheld, he answer was astounding: He said congressional candidates in tough districts will not want to run on it and even the White … Continue reading “I’m not sure the White House wants to own it” Democrats meet Pyrrhus
Today's Saturday Diner is a place out of my regular driving range: I was in DC to cover the AFP protest but hadn't had breakfast, while mingling with the early morning pro-Obamacare crowd I asked a Capital Police office where I might find a good breakfast. He told me the Supreme Court had a cafe … Continue reading Diner: The Supreme Court Washington DC
A few "tourist"y photos from inside the Supreme Court building
Yesterday there was a lot of talk about the Walmart decision but for my money one of the most important decisions the court made this week was on a totally different matter: Bond Vs the United States The indicted defendant, petitioner here, sought to argue the invalidity of the statute. She relied on the Tenth … Continue reading The most important Supreme Court case nobody is talking about
Everybody is writing about the court ruling on the Arizona Law. On Morning Joe today they talked a little about the national political reaction. On Morning Joe they briefly discussed the political impact of the ruling. Charles Blow of the NYT lived up to his name blowing smoke claiming it helps the White House while … Continue reading Arizona ruling, and Supreme Court Election Politics
How is it the judges here are such idiots? A federal district court judge in Boston today struck down the 1996 federal law that defines marriage as a union exclusively between a man and a woman. Judge Joseph L. Tauro ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage law violates the Constitutional right of married same-sex … Continue reading It’s always Massachusetts isn’t it?