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(Chicago Trib)   Justice Scalia will have another opportunity to show his originalist side beginning Monday   (chicagotribune.com ) divider line 15
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2013-03-15 09:39:48 AM  
"Look at me!!  I'm a walking piece of human excrement!!" - Scalia

Scalia will do whatever mental gymnastics are necessary to do whatever benefits the GOP most, even if it's against his previously-asserted views.
 
2013-03-15 09:45:32 AM  
Given the court's ruling in a similar case from Indiana, I think it's pretty likely this will get upheld.
 
2013-03-15 10:07:29 AM  

qorkfiend: Given the court's ruling in a similar case from Indiana, I think it's pretty likely this will get upheld.


Given that they are on the verge of trashing the voting rights act, I would not put a thing past them.
 
2013-03-15 10:17:59 AM  
How old is Scalia? Does he eat a balanced diet and exercise at least five times a week?
 
2013-03-15 10:19:30 AM  
Arizona was not a state when The Constitution was written.  Therefore, they should not have the right to vote at all from a strictly Constitutional perspective.  When The Constitution mentions states, it was an obvious reference to the states  currently in the union.

This is all spelled out by taking every third letter of every second line of the Federalist Papers, which have the same legal weight as The Constitution (except when they dont).  Also, something admiralty law.
 
2013-03-15 10:23:38 AM  
Will the supremes ask "Is this the least intrusive means to solve an actual problem that needs solving? "
 
2013-03-15 10:31:13 AM  
Oh, it won't be burdensome for Scalia to legitimize at all.  When the Constitution was written, the only people who could vote were white male landowners.  This law does not cause undue burden for that group.  Therefore it's constitutional.
 
2013-03-15 10:53:08 AM  
um... how did they argue around that it's not a poll tax?
 
2013-03-15 11:02:01 AM  
How many people could, right this very minute, prove their citizenship?  What documents prove citizenship, other than a certified copy of a birth certificate (long form, of course)?  Does a passport count?
 
2013-03-15 11:06:59 AM  

Aquapope: Does a passport count?


Yes.
 
2013-03-15 11:24:55 AM  

Misch: Aquapope: Does a passport count?

Yes.


For citizenship, but not for voting, as it doesn't include current residence or birth date.
 
2013-03-15 12:12:39 PM  

qorkfiend: Misch: Aquapope: Does a passport count?

Yes.

For citizenship, but not for voting, as it doesn't include current residence or birth date.


a birth cert includes current residence?
 
2013-03-15 01:30:42 PM  

dionysusaur: qorkfiend: Misch: Aquapope: Does a passport count?

Yes.

For citizenship, but not for voting, as it doesn't include current residence or birth date.

a birth cert includes current residence?


There were exactly 0 mentions of birth certificates in the post I was responding to.
 
2013-03-15 03:08:43 PM  
Remember, Scalia believes there is no 'right' to vote. Sadly, I suspect he is technically correct (the worst kind of correct).

If I could beg some questions (heh) of any lawyers out there:
1) Is there a standard, non-drivers-license, picture ID available for voting situations?
2) Does acquiring any of these ID's create an undue/selective burden?
3) Does the court care about questions 1 or 2?
 
2013-03-15 03:38:43 PM  

dionysusaur: a birth cert includes current residence?


No, just former.
 
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