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Posted: Nov 29, 2020 - 4:47pm

"The Constitution places exclusive political power in the hands of the wealthy and codifies the existing social hierarchy. That’s elites at the top, followed by white propertied men (land and slaves), then other white men, then women and children with few legal rights, and then slaves and the indigenous with no rights at all. Worth contemplating when Supreme Court Justices position themselves as “originalist” thinkers in constitutional matters. More worrying is that a good part of the country could live with this."
 
                - James Rothenberg
 
https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/11/27/real-platitudes-from-a-fake-democracy/
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Posted: Nov 29, 2020 - 4:46pm



 haresfur wrote:


 Ohmsen wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 

Keeping previous utterances of yours, of an expressed atheist in mind... ~ How important is this situation to you, exactly? 
 
Unnecessary death is important to all sorts of people

 

That's an accord. Or..?
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Posted: Nov 29, 2020 - 4:42pm



 Ohmsen wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 

Keeping previous utterances of yours, of an expressed atheist in mind... ~ How important is this situation to you, exactly? 
 
Unnecessary death is important to all sorts of people

Ohmsen

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Posted: Nov 29, 2020 - 4:27pm



 R_P wrote:
 

Keeping previous utterances of yours, of an expressed atheist in mind... ~ How important is this situation to you, exactly? 
R_P

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Posted: Nov 29, 2020 - 4:04pm

Dissent.
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Posted: Nov 26, 2020 - 2:18pm

Midnight Ruling Exposes Rifts at a Supreme Court Transformed by Trump
The justices issued six opinions, several of them unusually bitter, in upholding challenges from churches and synagogues to state pandemic restrictions on religious services.
On Wednesday, Justice Barrett dealt the chief justice a body blow. She cast the decisive vote in a 5-to-4 ruling that rejected restrictions on religious services in New York imposed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to combat the coronavirus, shoving the chief justice into dissent with the court’s three remaining liberals. It was one of six opinions the court issued on Wednesday, spanning 33 pages and opening a window on a court in turmoil.

The ruling was at odds with earlier ones in cases from California and Nevada issued before Justice Ginsburg’s death in September. Those decisions upheld restrictions on church services by 5-to-4 votes, with Chief Justice Roberts in the majority. The New York decision said that Mr. Cuomo’s strict virus limits — capping attendance at religious services at 10 people in “red zones” where risk was highest, and at 25 in slightly less dangerous “orange zones” — violated the First Amendment’s protection of the free exercise of religion.

Wednesday’s ruling was almost certainly a taste of things to come. While Justice Ginsburg was alive, Chief Justice Roberts voted with the court’s four-member liberal wing in cases striking down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law, blocking a Trump administration initiative that would have rolled back protections for young immigrants known as Dreamers, refusing to allow a question on citizenship to be added to the census and saving the Affordable Care Act.

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Posted: Jul 2, 2020 - 8:02am

Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 - 3:39pm



 sunybuny wrote:
Strange times indeed - 3 for 3 on 'liberal' issues having 'conservative' crossover for decisions.
 

Trump's hubris for acting like the Judiciary and Congress are there to 'serve' him has brought out the territorial power egos from both branches. Roberts is letting him know he doesn't 'own' them. McConnell is chafing under Trump's self inflicted political damage and increasingly endangering the lives on Capitol Hill with reckless rallies. The last 48 hours have seen both McConnell (who has stayed quiet on the issue) and Pence suddenly advocating the wearing of masks. 
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 - 6:46am

 sunybuny wrote:
Strange times indeed - 3 for 3 on 'liberal' issues having 'conservative' crossover for decisions.
 
Big day, today.  be interesting.
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Posted: Jun 30, 2020 - 6:38am

Strange times indeed - 3 for 3 on 'liberal' issues having 'conservative' crossover for decisions.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 12:30pm



 steeler wrote:

This 5-4 decision falls even further into the thin-reed category given the circumstances. In 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a very similar Texas law by a 5-4 vote. Roberts was in the minority in that case. His reasoning for switching in this case is solely based on adherence to stare decisis (precedent). He apparently still  believes the 2016 case was wrongly decided.
 
So in thinking about all the recent Roberts decisions, I can't help but wonder (especially after today's ruling)....

A) He knows Trump should have been booted in January/February, and

B) He is going to do his best to leave things as they are until we have another election

He definitely seems to be focusing on the long game, and he can't really like what's going on in DC.  Sure, he's supposed to be apolitical....but his life is about the determination of right and wrong.

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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 10:37am



 cc_rider wrote:


 buddy wrote:
 
Yeah, but his Court has already done so much damage, the recent rulings barely make a dent.
c.

 

This 5-4 decision falls even further into the thin-reed category given the circumstances. In 2016, the Supreme Court struck down a very similar Texas law by a 5-4 vote. Roberts was in the minority in that case. His reasoning for switching in this case is solely based on adherence to stare decisis (precedent). He apparently still  believes the 2016 case was wrongly decided.
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Posted: Jun 29, 2020 - 10:26am



 buddy wrote:
 
Yeah, but his Court has already done so much damage, the recent rulings barely make a dent.
c.

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Posted: Jun 18, 2020 - 12:41pm




 
This may be Trump's Altamont moment

 
You may be right But I hope it is his downfall and not to the expense of others.  

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Posted: Jun 18, 2020 - 10:40am



 rgio wrote:


 buddy wrote:
 
Don't discount that his 2nd Amendment reference is a dog-whistle to his armed militia of supporters.  I would not be surprised if a bunch of those proud boys show up in Tulsa to "protect the rally" or some such nonsense.

 

Show up?  They're already camped out with flags, and tents, and chairs.... just no masks
 
This may be Trump's Altamont moment

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Posted: Jun 18, 2020 - 10:31am



 buddy wrote:
 
Don't discount that his 2nd Amendment reference is a dog-whistle to his armed militia of supporters.  I would not be surprised if a bunch of those proud boys show up in Tulsa to "protect the rally" or some such nonsense.

 

Show up?  They're already camped out with flags, and tents, and chairs.... just no masks
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Posted: Jun 18, 2020 - 9:27am



 steeler wrote:
Trump tweet, below, from a little bit ago. Who is trying to politicize the Supreme Court? I think we know the answer to that.


”These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives. We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd. Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!”
 
Hmm, a Dick Cheney-inspired gun metaphor. There's a Conservative-majority court and he still desperately clings to the fear-mongering tactic that the 2nd Amendment will be revoked.

steeler

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Posted: Jun 18, 2020 - 8:34am

Trump tweet, below, from a little bit ago. Who is trying to politicize the Supreme Court? I think we know the answer to that.


”These horrible & politically charged decisions coming out of the Supreme Court are shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives. We need more Justices or we will lose our 2nd. Amendment & everything else. Vote Trump 2020!”
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Posted: Jun 18, 2020 - 7:20am

Supreme Court Rules Trump Wrongly Ended DACA, Leaves Program In Place


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Posted: Jun 15, 2020 - 7:58am

A banner day!
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