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    Tag: Sotomayor

    Eat Your Peas

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jun 28, 2012 at 03:14:43 PM EST
    Tags: SCOTUS, Roberts, Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor, Kagan, Health Care, Constitution (all tags)

    That's right Michigan.  Eat your damned peas.

    If nothing else, today's SCOTUS decision drives home the importance of locally electing the MOST CONSERVATIVE and CONSTITUTIONALLY minded politicians.  Its the only way to ensure this type of madness cannot continue to be placed in front of us.

    "Buh .. buh .. but John Roberts is a conservative!" you say.

    Yeah go figure.  Maybe there was a reason. Maybe Roberts had a stroke.  Maybe he was subjected to excessive gamma radiation.  His junk was being held hostage with a clamp? Anything. Any reason.

    In the end, it doesn't matter.  

    The 5-4 decision on the mandate was just that; 5 to 4.  It was a majority of the court that shouldn't exist. Roberts was joined by Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan, who should never have been allowed to sit on the court in the first place.  Kagan, in fact, as solicitor general for the Obama administration formerly arguing FOR Obamacare should have recused herself.

    More on these major mistakes below.

    (3 comments, 757 words in story) Full Story

    Poor Don Verrilli, or, "Thank you, sir, may I have another?"

    By The Wizard of Laws, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 10, 2012 at 03:33:30 PM EST
    Tags: Alito, Arizona, Bacon, Clement, health care, immigration, Kennedy, preemption, Scalia, Sotomayor, Supremacy Clause, Verrilli (all tags)

    Donald Verrilli, Jr. is the Solicitor General of the United States.  He argues the federal government's position in the most important cases that reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

    He's not having a good 2012.

    After getting pounded by the court in the health care litigation arguments (see here and here), he had to turn around less than a month later and argue that Arizona's immigration law, SB 1070, had been preempted by federal immigraton law.  The case, Arizona v U.S., featured another legal beat-down and, unlike the health care cases, the liberal wing of the court didn't exactly leap to his defense.  To top it off, his Arizona opponent was the same person he had faced in the health care cases - the great Paul Clement.

    (6 comments, 1926 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Supreme Court ruling protects civil rights, moves Country toward post-racist society.

    By leondrolet, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 29, 2009 at 06:06:32 PM EST
    Tags: Supreme Court, Sotomayor, race preferences (all tags)

    Today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut were unconstitutionally denied promotions because of their race should be enthusiastically applauded.

    The Court's decision confirms the principle that everybody is entitled to be treated equally by their government. Every single human being has that civil right - even citizens whose ethnicity is disfavored by politicians or governments.

    Michigan voters helped reaffirm that principle when they passed the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative ballot proposal in 2006 that amended the Michigan Constitution to prohibit government racial preferences. Last week, the Arizona legislature placed a nearly identical measure on that state's 2010 ballot.

    This ruling is a further sign that America is moving toward race neutrality and fairness (though still too slowly). Equal treatment of each person regardless of their ethnicity is EVERYBODY'S civil right.

    Equality must be upheld as a fundamental American value, more so than governmental-engineered `diversity'. Diversity is good, but not at the expense of peoples' civil right to equality under the law.

    Despite President Obama's nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, the heyday of the `race industry' is past.

    (11 comments) Comments >>

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