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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    Bush was POTUS in 2005 and this event was ostensibly paid by tax payers, there was no reason why they should have been tossed.
    I agree. But there's also nothing barring them from being tossed either. The SCOTUS made the right decision.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
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    Bush was POTUS in 2005 and this event was ostensibly paid by tax payers, there was no reason why they should have been tossed.
    The White House is paid for by tax payers too. That doesn't mean you can just walk in and have a good old conversation with Dubya.

    The military is tax funded. Doesn't mean you can walk into a military base as you please.

    There are rules and most of them have to do with security. Life's a bitch, then you die.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    This was set aside for a reason. The question over whether the individuals who turned the two bumper sticker owners away could be sued, or whether the Administration officials sponsoring the event and used the volunteers who turned the attendees away are more properly to be sued, is the larger issue at stake.

    Justice Ginsburg objected to not taking this case (as did Justice Sotomayor) but she was pleased that the larger question is thereby more likely to be taken up by the Supremes.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Who cares?

    This is not about one side or the other being equally wrong in their efforts to silence the opposition. This is about the Supreme Court refusing to even hear about these abuses.
    The supreme court turns down the vast majority writs of cert that are sent to it. There are many reasons for this above and beyond the fact that the supreme court does not have the capacity to adjudicate both all the direct appeals and discretionary appeals sent to it. In many cases, the court determines that the existing r uling was correct (a split in circuits almost always guarantees the USSC will hear the case-such as the McDonald v Chicago (14th amendment / 2nd Amendment) where the 7th and 9th Circuit reached contrary conclusions.

    so in this case, who knows but pissing and moaning about the Supremes not taking up this case is hardly do to sinister reasons.



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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    It is kind of stupid this went to the Supreme Court. This was a speech at a private venue where it was decided but not mandatory to open it to the public. The Bush people had every right to toss whomever they wanted for just about any reason. You can all it bad taste or cowardice but not unconstitutional. I hope they got their money back. That is about all they were entitle to sue for.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The supreme court turns down the vast majority writs of cert that are sent to it. There are many reasons for this above and beyond the fact that the supreme court does not have the capacity to adjudicate both all the direct appeals and discretionary appeals sent to it. In many cases, the court determines that the existing r uling was correct (a split in circuits almost always guarantees the USSC will hear the case-such as the McDonald v Chicago (14th amendment / 2nd Amendment) where the 7th and 9th Circuit reached contrary conclusions.

    so in this case, who knows but pissing and moaning about the Supremes not taking up this case is hardly do to sinister reasons.
    They very likely wouldn't hear the case because a majority of them had no idea what to decide. Nothing sinister in that.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    The Supreme Court declined to hear a case? Alert the media!

    In all seriousness, I don't see why they need to hear this case. SCOTUS prefers to rule on cases with broad national interest, and I prefer it that way.

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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Take it to the Free Speech Zone, you hippie degenerates!
    Free Speech Zone.....I really thought that was America.
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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I agree. But there's also nothing barring them from being tossed either. The SCOTUS made the right decision.
    Bumper stickers do not constitute evidence of a threat. They were thrown out for holding a dissenting opinion.
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    Re: Supreme Court declines Bush bumper sticker case

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Bumper stickers do not constitute evidence of a threat. They were thrown out for holding a dissenting opinion.
    There doesn't have to be a threat. And their dissenting opinion doesn't grant them the right to attend a speech. SCotUS made the correct decision.

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