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A Modest Proposal on Voting Rights

In light of the Supreme Court's decision on the Voting Rights Act, upholding the principle that States must be treated equally under the Constitution when it comes to new voting legislation they enact, but people, in relation to their exercising their voting rights, not so much; there's a real need for proposals to make Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act operative again by re-writing Section 4. Here's a modest proposal. Read below the fold...

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I'm Jus' Sayin'

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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...

jest's picture

The SCOTUS' next pending Corporate Personhood Debacle: Should Corporations Have More Leeway to Kill Than People Do?

Izvestia:

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.

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Nelson v. NASA: All Your Information Are Belong to Us

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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...

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Big Tent Watch

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...

Sarah's picture

When Stupid Attacks With Pantysniffers' Help

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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...

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A New Justice Blog is Born

Say Hello to Overruled. I'm expecting some quality stuff. Take a look at the "Why I blog" post:
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Exxon loses in human rights case

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Court rejects Exxon appeal in human rights case

Exxon Mobil Corp. has failed to convince the Supreme Court to halt a human rights lawsuit against it.

The justices, without comment, on Monday rejected the energy company's appeal of a ruling on a 2001 lawsuit filed by International Rights Advocates on behalf of 11 villagers in Indonesia's Aceh province.

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Eureka! Habeas Lives! If Only On Life Support

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...

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Meteorologists Demand Recount In Groundhog Day Results

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On February 2, 2008, Punxsutawney Phil, the most well known of groundhog Spring prognosticators, did indeed see his shadow and predicted six more weeks of Winter.

However, Buckeye Chuck has challenged the outcome of Groundhog Day, citing the name recognition of Phil – a result of Bill Murray’s solid endorsement of Phil back in 1993.

Groundhog day insiders confirm that it is unlikely that the case of Chuck v. Phil will reach the highest Court.

Counsel to Chuck has advised against any legal action in light of the precedent set forth in Bush v. Gore. Read below the fold...

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Chief Justice Roberts Falls: Bring Me Your Snark!!

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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...

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