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You have to Talk to remain Silent?

Last week, the Supreme Court made another bizarre and wrong decision, led by the conservative justices. Here’s the summary from SCOTUSblog: When petitioner had not yet been placed in custody or received Miranda warnings, and voluntarily responded to some questions by police about a murder, the prosecution’s use of his silence in response to another […]

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It is only Pork if it benefits someone else

Conservative Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts has issued a report that warns that the US court system is being damaged by the sequestration budget. According to Roberts, the cuts to the federal court system’s budget “pose a genuine threat to public safety”. So, Republicans will not let the government raise any new […]

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Woe is US

© Tom Tomorrow Well, I guess the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

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Judicial Activism?

© Matt Wuerker If you don’t know what this is about, I’ll let Jon Stewart explain it: The thing that amazes me is that Scalia is claiming that because Congress is too scared to vote against the Voting Rights Act, that it falls to the Supreme Court to change this legislation. Not because it is […]

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Amend 2012!

There were a number of ballot measures in the recent election that asked people if they wanted to see the Citizens United Supreme Court decision overturned. And the results are that over seven million people said that corporations are not people and money is not free speech. The state of Montana passed initiative I-166 with […]

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Supremely Unclear

In an interview with CBS, Mitt Romney tries to deflect the blowback that the Republican Party is receiving due to their hardline stance on abortion. The Republican Party platform calls for a constitutional amendment banning abortion. After all, if you believe that an embryo is a person, then any abortion — even in the case […]

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Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

© Ruben Bolling If the four conservative Supreme Court justices had their way, I think this would have been the largest abuse of “Judicial Activism” in the history of the world! Or at least since the Citizen’s United decision.

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Why Roberts Switched

© Robert Ariail One surprise around the Supreme Court decision upholding ObamaCare is that it was Chief Justice John Roberts who cast the deciding vote, siding with the Liberals on the court instead of the Conservatives. Ironically, the reason he did this is a severe indictment of the conservatives, not just on the Supreme Court, […]

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Supreme Court may reconsider Citizens United decision

The Supreme Court may have a chance to reconsider their decision in Citizens United. The state of Montana claims that they have the right to limit corporate spending in state elections. It will be interesting to see if the court has the guts to reverse their boneheaded Citizens United decision. Or as two of the […]

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Exceptional Law

© Keith Knight I’m waiting for a definition of “activist judge” that isn’t just “does things I don’t like”.

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The Doctor is in Court

© Ed Stein [commentary by Ed Stein] Another one about the Supreme Court’s likely decision, unthinkable just a few months ago. If the Court throws this back to Congress, it may be another generation before Americans can enjoy the health care security that every other industrialized democracy enjoys. In the meantime, more millions will be […]

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Juris Prudence

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court discussed severability — whether overturning the individual mandate in the health care reform law would require overturning the entire law. Justice Antonin Scalia scoffed: If we struck down nothing in this legislation but the — what’s it called, the Cornhusker kickback, okay, we find that to violate the constitutional proscription […]

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Unhealthy Interest

© Kevin Siers Is anyone else worried that after such insane decisions as Citizen’s United, the Supreme Court is going to do something really stupid to health care reform? I may have to move away again after all.

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Supreme Constitutionalist

The conservative rag American Spectator is calling for Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to resign. They say “If she can no longer support and defend the Constitution, as she is sworn to do, she should leave — and take the New York Times with her.” What brought this on? It turns out that during […]

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We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Ethics!

© Ruben Bolling It is ironic that because the Supreme Court is the court of last resort on everything, they are the final deciders in cases involving their own ethics. And yes, Scalia’s son really does work as an employment lawyer for Wal-Mart, and Clarence Thomas really did take money (and fail to report much […]

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