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^^^^^It amuses me where the quote clip cut off the line when I hold my iPad vertically.
I read this and was just utterly disgusted. A conservative court used to mean that while they would not advocate for you, they would stay out of your way (for the most part). Now, they will actively seek you out and step on you.The Republican Roberts Court once again votes 5-4, this time against extending the deadline for mail-in ballots for Wisconsin voters in the current BB crisis.
“WOW: By a 5–4 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court reverses a lower court order extending the deadline for mail-in ballots in Wisconsin. All four liberals dissent. The conservative majority just effectively threw out thousands of ballots. Incredible. Link coming soon.”twitter.com
I don't think about Roberts cares about appearances any more.
He is full-in on creating permanent minority rule if he can, in between attending meetings of Opus Dei and the Federalist Society.
THIS is why we need to vote blue no matter who: The Federal Judiciary. Long after Biden, Sanders and your Congress is gone, the Federal Judges appointed to SCOTUS, Appeals Courts, and Federal Benches will be making decisions influencing YOUR life for decades, entire generations and more. If you are Sanders supporter, understand that Biden's picks will be a net positive over Trump's picks, and vice versa. Hunter Biden, Burisma, smelling a woman's hair, Benghazi, and a private email server are not nearly as impactful as the way in which a Federal Judge will be.
No one should minimize sexual assault allegations. Definitely not. There is a bigger discussion in the 2020 Election thread.Well, I’m not one to minimize some sexual assault allegations. But I guess we are being forced in a situation between voting for one candidate accused of sexual assault who will pick better judicial appointments or Trump (no explanation necessary) who has appointed judicial candidates looking to roll back rights, protections for women and minorities, and empower corporate interests over real people more and more.
I read elsewhere that all WI SC justices voted absentee, including those charming Republicans.Just a follow-up on the Wisconsin election from last week ... It looks like the key state Supreme Court judge race--which was what Republicans were really vested in there--has been won by the Democratic judge candidate, Jill Karofsky.
One candidate accused of sexual assault, the other one who brags about it.Well, I’m not one to minimize some sexual assault allegations. But I guess we are being forced in a situation between voting for one candidate accused of sexual assault who will pick better judicial appointments or Trump (no explanation necessary) who has appointed judicial candidates looking to roll back rights, protections for women and minorities, and empower corporate interests over real people more and more.
Amid nationwide protests over police killings, the Supreme Court is facing pressure to reconsider the legal immunity that often shields officers from being sued for using excessive force, including brutal arrests and the shooting of innocent people in their homes.
The high court has been sharply criticized from the left and the right for rulings in the last decade that have made it nearly impossible for many victims of police brutality or wrongful shootings to sue the officers for violating their rights. Since police officers are rarely charged with a crime, the court-created doctrine of “qualified immunity” from civil lawsuits has meant no redress for victims and little accountability for those who abuse their authority, according to the critics.
What timing. It will be very interesting to see which cases, if any, they take and how the decisions will play out.He and others are encouraged because legal scholars have strongly disputed the doctrine of qualified immunity, and justices on the right and left have voiced doubts. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch have questioned the doctrine because it was invented by judges, while Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned about its practical impact.
Unfortunately it seems that in the U.K. the damage has been done.I heard JK Rowling is working on her dissent right now.
the Supreme Court is liberalThe Supreme Court won't hear Trump's appeal of California's sanctuary law. The lower court ruling upholding the law remains in place. So far, not a good day for Trump. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/15/politics/sanctuary-cities-california-supreme-court/index.html