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Thread: The Roberts Court?

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    Re: The Roberts Court?

    ...leans anti-human.

    There's too many anti-liberty extremist left wing totalitarians in the SCOTUS.
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    Re: The Roberts Court?

    I too, actually love our Constitution...it has for centuries worked very well.
    But I'll never wrap myself in it, as many here do.....its paper, old frail , brittle paper..
    Originally, I believe it was one page...the 1776 version; todays its 1,776,000,000 pages, with all the SCOTUS decisions...
    W must go by today...
    And stereotypes are out !
    And labels, too.

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    Re: The Roberts Court?

    I will never forget Kelo vs City of New London, the notorious eminent domain abuse case. I wasn't surprised that the "liberal" judges had voted for the right of governments to trample all over the least protected citizens, but Anthony Kennedy - the moderate, kinda libertarian, scholarly Anthony Kennedy - concurring - that was a real shock.

    And then it occurred to me that the "people in the middle" - people actually focused on the legal side of the issues, rather than on the ideological implications (which is how the SCOTUS is supposed to operate anyway) - well, they are not predictable in their decisions, from our unprofessional, politicized points of view. Just let them be and do their job.

    When Salome Roberts delivered the head of American health care to Obama, on a silver plate, I was not pleased, to put it mildly.

    But was he wrong, in the context of the job he is supposed to do?

    The Social Security had faced similar challenges (you can't force people to buy old-age insurance!), and was, likewise, exonerated by the Supreme Court on the basis of the obvious fact: The Social Security contributions are just another federal tax masquerading as something else. Ditto for the coerced insurance buying under the Obamacare.

    With Roberts and Kennedy around, the Court is not more "liberal" or "conservative" - merely more professional. Are we going to like consequences of such improvement? Sometimes. Sometimes not. Whoever we are , on the political spectrum.

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    Re: The Roberts Court?

    Its pretty big common sense that the Roberts court is pretty damn conservative.


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    Re: The Roberts Court?

    I don't know, but I still wish that Justice Richard Posner was on it.
    I dip my forefinger in the watery blood of your impotent mad-redeemer (your Divine Democrat — your Hebrew Madman) and write over his thorn-torn brow, “The true prince of Evil — the king of the Slaves!”
    - Ragnar Redbeard, Might Is Right, 1890

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    Re: The Roberts Court?

    The moderate-iest court ever. 4 liberals, 4 conservatives, one coin-toss, and a Chief Justice who's really reluctant to make any big, sweeping decisions.

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