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John Paul Stevens, R.I.P.

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The former Supreme Court justice spent nearly 35 years there,  during which time he went from independent moderate to full-squish liberal.  He acted to limit the death penalty,  squelch official prayer in schools, establish gay rights,  promote racial equality and preserve legal abortion. He protected the rights of crime suspects and illegal immigrants facing
deportation.

I always thought he had little regard for the US. Constitution or for the American people.   His efforts were straight out of a liberal handbook.  I was pleased when he retired himself from the Court.   I am largely indifferent  to his death,  but I do hope that his stroke so incapacitated him that he didn’t realize what was happening.

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July 18, 2019 at 2:51 pm

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Ginsburg forgets 14th…

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No one should be surprised  that Justice  Ginsburg couldn’t remember what the 14th Amendment says,  and could not find the copy of the Constitution she thought was in her purse.   I am surprised that anyone in an audience of people who haed come to hear her speak had a copy.

I am surprised that she remembers the U.S. has a Constitution,  since she is a frequent supporter of using the laws of other countries to rule on cases before our Supreme Court.   I have probably written her once a year for as long as she has been on the Court to remind her who she works for and who pays her salary.  The only international law worth mentioning is maritime law, which is separate and apart from the laws of countries and issues very clear-cut rulings which look strictly at maritime laws,  not at social justice or anything else.

There is some irony to consider when it’s apparent that her two female colleagues, also liberals, appear even less familiar with our Constitution than Ginsburg is,  and write opinions worthy of high school sophomores.  We need Kavanaugh.

 

 

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October 6, 2018 at 2:34 pm

What stale hell…

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…is this?  Liberal thinker Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she has at  least five  more years on the Supreme Court.  That means five more years of trying to explain to her that she works for America and that the only laws that matter are American laws,  including the U.S. Constitution,  a document with which she often seems unfamiliar.

I don’t wish her ill fortune, but I would be very happy to see her totter off into the sunset.  She seems to need a good deal more sleep than she’s getting,  since she tends to nod off everywhere,  so I would consider her immediate retirement as a gracious acknowledgement of reality.

 

 

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July 31, 2018 at 3:05 pm

Little Sisters under attack again…

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If you don’t believe progressives are mean-spirited to the point of insanity,  this should  change your mind.   There is no other explanation for various states going after the Little Sisters of the Poor for failing to provide contraception to their employees when the Supreme Court has already ruled in the Sisters’ favor on this matter.   Do Democrats really think that attacking a bunch of nuns who minister to the poor actually wins points with voters?

 

 

 

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November 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm

Justice Thomas speaks…

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Enjoy a few of Justice Clarence Thomas’s  thoughts  during some rare public remarks.

 

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October 28, 2016 at 10:11 am

Justice Antonin Scalia, R.I.P.

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Senior Associate Justice Antonin Scalia  has died  while on a hunting trip in Texas,  apparently of natural causes.   For thirty years this Reagan appointee staunchly defended the Constitution,  and thereby,  We the People.

He was both witty and charming,  and unlike His Oneness,  understood and gloried in the fact that the Constitution was expressly designed to ensure the rights of citizens against the government.   Read anything he wrote in any decision and compare it to the best ever produced by Obama appointees Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.   You will be stunned at the the difference between the scholarly,  logical,  even witty,  reasoning of Scalia versus the puerile displays of emotions and personal moral posing of the latter two justices.

I can only imagine what sort of anti-Constitutional jurist Obama will appoint this time around.   What a disaster looms before us.

UP)DATE:   Sen. Mitch McConnell says,  quite properly, that no replacement should be confirmed  until after  the election.   Notwithstanding Ed Whelan’s  informative post  on the historical aspects of the precedents,  or lack thereof in this case,  His Oneness will no doubt try,  and whine pathetically the entire time while using the situation to make as  much political  hay as possible.   I suspect he will try to claim that Congress is in recess,  whether it is or not,  which he has tried before.

 

 

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February 13, 2016 at 10:53 pm

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SCOTUS blocks Clean Power Plan…

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This is HUGE!   The Supreme Court has ruled  in favor  of the 27 states and various companies and business groups  who sued to stop the regulations under the administration’s Clean Power Plan from going into effect while the legality of  the plan is litigated.   I had not been hopeful for this result when the U.S. Appeals Court ruled against them,  but perhaps the judicial system is beginning to wake up and remember its real job.

His Oneness planned to get the crippling regulations in effect and let the case spend years in litigation while he put the coal industry out of business and made energy as expensive as he promised he would.

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

February 10, 2016 at 10:09 am