Submitted by The Anarchist on Sat, 11/03/2012 - 10:25am
There are no operational or legislative constraints which prevent the Federal government from eliminating deficits and debt forever.
Cynical subversion triumphs in the national debate on tax policy. Ezra Klein's review of the Tax Policy Center's report further dissects Romney's Tax Plan so that the regular guy can appreciate just how much worse off he will be with Romney. But what none of these analyses of the Romney or the Obama Tax Plans question is the fundamental rationale for taxation and borrowing to generate revenue in the first place. Read below the fold...
Submitted by jest on Sun, 02/26/2012 - 5:59pm
This week, the Supreme Court will hear a case with many potential ramifications for American and international law, and for corporate responsibility for human rights around the globe. The justices will be asked to decide whether the corporations to which they have been extending the rights of individuals should also be held accountable for crimes against human rights, just as individuals are.
...in September 2010, a divided Second Circuit ... held that only individuals, and not corporations, can be sued under the statute. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Hugh on Thu, 01/20/2011 - 11:51pm
On January 19, 2011, in Nelson v. NASA, the Supreme Court decided 8-0 in an opinion written by Samuel Alito that any government employee, even those who do not work with classified materials must submit to intrusive background checks. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Mon, 02/01/2010 - 10:33am
At what point do progressives stop being Democrats' whipped dogs and start acting like a movement capable of putting the Dems in their proper place as the party of the people? David Sirota wrote today about Obama's latest call to increase war spending beyond its already ludicrous proportions. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Michael Kwiatkowski on Thu, 01/21/2010 - 10:21am
Submitted by Sarah on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 4:07pm
Submitted by scarshapedstar on Fri, 05/29/2009 - 4:29pm
Via ThinkProgress, G. Gordon Liddy on Sotomayor:
LIDDY: Let’s hope that the key conferences aren’t when she’s menstruating or something, or just before she’s going to menstruate. That would really be bad. Lord knows what we would get then.
Nice. I wonder what former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and current Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg think about that? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Sarah on Wed, 04/22/2009 - 8:39pm
So a 13-year-old honor student goes to school one day, and her classmate gets busted for having ibuprofen. Classmate fingers the honor student as having supplied the pills ... and the girl ends up strip-searched. Lawsuit ensues, with the aid of the ACLU. The US Supreme Court justices don't seem to care as much about the Constitution and Bill of Rights as about the kiddie-porn imagery, though. Read below the fold...
Submitted by chicago dyke on Fri, 02/06/2009 - 2:40pm
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Submitted by leah on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 11:45am
The Supreme Court by a vote of 5 to 4 has just handed down a ruling that prisoners at Guantanamo do have a right under the U.S. Constitution, and in particular, the ruling restores habeas corpus to them, giving them the right to challenge their detention in U.S. courts. It does not specifically invalidate the entirety of the odious MCA as far as I can tell.
Need I tell you who the five and who the four were? Read below the fold...
Submitted by Shane-O on Sun, 02/03/2008 - 11:30am
Submitted by chicago dyke on Sat, 09/08/2007 - 8:13am
Submitted by Shane-O on Mon, 07/30/2007 - 3:33pm
It’s been reported that:
Chief Justice John Roberts was hospitalized Monday after falling while on vacation in Maine, the Supreme Court told NBC News.
Roberts, 52, fell at his home and the court said he was taken to a hospital as a precaution.
Perhaps he was leaning too far to the Right?
Maybe there was a lack of balance… Read below the fold...
Submitted by Shane-O on Sat, 07/21/2007 - 5:28am
President Bush touts his appointments of Associate Justice Samuel J. Alito, Jr. and Chief Justice John Roberts to the Supreme Court bench lauding them as “strict constructionists.” In his speech congratulating Justice Alito for his confirmation , President Bush said:
“Sam Alito is a brilliant and fair-minded judge who strictly interprets the Constitution and laws and does not legislate from the bench.” Read below the fold...