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QOTD: SCOTUS Justice Thomas on where he’s faced the most discrimination

Posted by: ST on February 12, 2014 at 10:56 am » 2 Comments

Hint – You will not be surprised: Americans today are too sensitive about race, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a gathering of college students in Florida on Tuesday. Speaking at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., Thomas, the second black justice to serve on the court, lamented what he considers a society […]

 

Harry Reid goes nuclear: get ready for “Court Packing Scheme II.” Updated

Posted by: Phineas on November 21, 2013 at 4:52 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This morning the petty little tyrant also known as Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) did what he has longed to do and finally changed the rules of the Senate to weaken filibusters, the so-called “nuclear option:” In a move that Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) called “the most important and most dangerous restructuring of […]

 

Scalia rips #SCOTUS majority in scathing dissent on #DOMA ruling

Posted by: ST on June 26, 2013 at 7:35 pm » 12 Comments

Scalia is one guy whose bad side I would not ever, ever want to be on.  Via National Journal (bolded emphasis added by me) In a ripping dissent, Scalia says that Justice Anthony Kennedy and his colleagues in the majority have resorted to calling opponents of gay marriage “enemies of the human race.” But to defend […]

 

CAPTION THIS: Biden sworn in at #Inaugural2013 while Obama seemingly smirks

Posted by: ST on January 21, 2013 at 7:32 pm » 7 Comments

Heh. Via the Sacramento Bee: The look on Obama’s face as he looks at Biden is intriguing. Gotta wonder what he’s thinking there. And for extra laughs from the VP on a day where conservatives weren’t laughing much at all, there is this: “I’m proud to be president of the United States, but I am […]

 

Liberal reax to Hobby Lobby defiance shows disturbing “Govt is God” mindset

Posted by: ST on December 29, 2012 at 2:42 pm » 37 Comments

Via Todd Starnes: The owners of Hobby Lobby face $1.3 million in daily fines after they decided to obey God rather than the federal government – refusing to comply with Obamacare’s contraception mandate. The act of defiance came one day after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied Hobby Lobby’s emergency request to block enforcement of […]

 

So, is the Obama Administration admitting ObamaCare/ObamaTax is unconstitutional?

Posted by: Phineas on July 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via the Washington Examiner’s Byron York: In an interview on CNN Thursday morning, Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt said that President Obama disagrees with the Supreme Court’s ruling that the individual mandate in Obamacare is a tax. Anchor Soledad O’Brien asked LaBolt: “His spokesman…said it’s a penalty. The Supreme Court has said […]

 

#ObamaCare — Sources: the Chief Justice changed his mind

Posted by: Phineas on July 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas There had been speculation in the wake of last week’s surprising Supreme Court ruling in Sebelius (the ObamaCare case) that the joint, scathing dissent had originally been the majority opinion, but that Chief Justice Roberts then changed his mind and upheld the statute by effectively rewriting it as a tax. Now, apparently, we have […]

 

#RobertsCare: Proponents of statism score a victory, but the fight is by no means over

Posted by: ST on June 29, 2012 at 9:39 am » 5 Comments

George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin writes today at the SCOTUSblog about yesterday’s stunning decision by the SCOTUS to uphold the ACA, the good, the bad, the ugly – and what it means for the future: Overall, the Chief Justice endorsed the central arguments of the plaintiffs, as has a majority of the Court. […]

 

#ObamaCare : The fight has only just started

Posted by: Phineas on June 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm » 10 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, fine. The Supreme Court has ruled (1) ObamaCare to be constitutional, even if it had to do so in a bizarre manner by declaring the mandate a tax and thus within Congress’ taxation powers, even though the government never made that argument and President Obama swore up and down it wasn’t […]

 

#RobertsCare – the new term for #ObamaCare

Posted by: ST on June 28, 2012 at 10:41 am » 11 Comments

Great term by @AlexMarlow. Chief Justice Roberts saves the day … for the Obama administration. Read more here. And do I have confidence that Romney will repeal this monstrosity if he becomes President. No. I do not. #Numb