Originally Posted by ChomskyOriginally Posted by OrphanSlug
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
"Progressives aren't really progressive. They're regressive, all the way back to Sodom and Gomorrah." - author unknown
"I do not claim that every incident in the history of empire can be explained in directly economic terms. Economic interests are filtered through a political process, policies are implemented by a complex state apparatus, and the whole system generates its own momentum."
I'm pretty sure this is not the only case in Supreme court history with a final decision so split down the middle and I'm sure there were dissents from both sides claiming the decision had nothing to do with the constitution and what it decrees.
It boils down to a fundamental disagreement on the interpratiation but one of the interpretations had to be decided on. It didn't work out in those four justices favor.