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(Washington Post)   Kindergarten temper tantrum or what the Supreme Court calls "judicial intemperance"   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 49
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2013-06-25 09:54:32 AM  
4 votes:
Conservative person acting like a petulant child.  News at 11.
2013-06-25 09:41:47 AM  
4 votes:
The Joe Wilsonification of conservative politics has spread to the Supreme Court.  Quelle surprise.
2013-06-25 09:38:02 AM  
4 votes:
The offense against decorum is greater when the object of scorn is a woman 17 years his senior, one who is acknowledged even by most of her critics to have spent a distinguished career selflessly pursuing justice in the precise area of her dissent--gender equality in society in general and the workplace in particular. Her words are as worthy of respectful attention as were his. Link
2013-06-25 12:20:41 PM  
3 votes:

worlddan: Dusk-You-n-Me: , one who is acknowledged even by most of her critics to have spent a distinguished career selflessly pursuing justice in the precise area of her dissent--gender equality in society in general and the workplace in particular.

Yet this is exactly my criticism of her. In general, I agree with her and when she leaves I will miss her just like I miss Souter, who was often her ally. But the truth is that as soon as she starts thinking with her vagina her common sense flies right out the window. Normally, she is a "balls and strikes" kind of person but then all of a sudden becomes a "balls and vagina" person. It's disappointing.


Wow...what a farking disrespectful thing to say. Talk about totally negating any kind of argument you had.

Douchebag. Wow.
2013-06-25 09:42:32 AM  
3 votes:
Wait, we are shocked now that Alito is a dick?  I thought that was the selling point when he was appointed.  When you come off as more of a douche that Scalia, you might want to re-evaluate your actions and choices in life.

Also, shouldn't Thomas have to recuse himself from any case dealing with sexual harrassment since he clearly doesn't know where the line between what is and isn't harrassment?
2013-06-25 10:34:54 AM  
2 votes:
wow, what a petulant little prick.
2013-06-25 10:23:46 AM  
2 votes:
From Twitter:

Congress being asked to fix the VRA = that cop in "The Big Lebowski" being asked to look for "leads"
2013-06-25 10:19:52 AM  
2 votes:

The 2008 House vote to renew the Voting Rights Act was 390-33. #SCOTUS vote to eviscerate it is 5-4.

- Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) June 25, 2013


Now that's Judicial activism.
2013-06-25 10:17:06 AM  
2 votes:
<i>The Court makes clear that: "Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in [Section] 2."</i>

Really? Gee, thanks, Roberts. How terribly magnanimous of you, to point out that racial discrimination is still illegal, even though you've just eviscerated the only mechanism for actually enforcing it.
2013-06-25 10:16:48 AM  
2 votes:

USCLaw2010: Holding continued:  The Court makes clear that: "Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in [Section] 2. We issue no holding on [Section] 5 itself, only on the coverage formula. Congress may draft another formula based on current conditions"


Yeah, I'm sure Congress will get right on that.
2013-06-25 10:16:32 AM  
2 votes:

DamnYankees: VRA PRECLEARANCE FORMULA IS STRUCK DOWN

Jesus.


I'm not super happy with that outcome, but it's not a disaster. It just means Congress has to step in and write a new preclearance formula.

Oh, wait. Congress has to do something now.
2013-06-25 10:13:21 AM  
2 votes:
Great job with the whole judicial restraint thing, conservative justices. Law has been in effect for 50 years, was just re-authorized 98-0, and they overturn it.
2013-06-25 10:12:41 AM  
2 votes:
Well, there goes voting rights for a crapton of people.
2013-06-25 10:05:00 AM  
2 votes:
'Vote is 5-4.' Is the damn SCOTUS always so divided along ideological lines? Makes me question the very legitimacy of the institution.
2013-06-25 09:57:48 AM  
2 votes:
Thank you so much, George Bush, for giving us this young asshole who, much like your policies, will plague our nation for years after you are gone.
2013-06-25 09:52:59 AM  
2 votes:

vernonFL: Dusk-You-n-Me: The offense against decorum is greater when the object of scorn is a woman 17 years his senior, one who is acknowledged even by most of her critics to have spent a distinguished career selflessly pursuing justice in the precise area of her dissent--gender equality in society in general and the workplace in particular. Her words are as worthy of respectful attention as were his. Link

What? We can't make fun of batty old ladies?


You refer to Ruth Bader Ginsburg as "batty" at your peril. She could stare holes in adamantium-coated diamonds.

// to say nothing of what her mind-powers can do to the heartiest of competitors
2013-06-25 09:37:12 AM  
2 votes:
Alito can EABOD.
2013-06-25 03:30:47 PM  
1 votes:
Farklibs are upset that Alito mocks fools?  Really?
2013-06-25 02:24:06 PM  
1 votes:

Noam Chimpsky: urbangirl: Noam Chimpsky: We need a few more like Alito. Who decided that justices are supposed to sit motionless when psychopaths like Ginsburg or Obama say something psychotic?

Oh.  You again.

I notice you failed to answer the question.


You see, we have these things called social norms and respect for the office that mean that you don't roll your eyes and make faces like Chevy Chase when your colleague is speaking.  These behaviors allow us to function as a civilization despite our differences.

If you weren't such an aspie you might know that already.
2013-06-25 12:25:16 PM  
1 votes:
Bush v. Gore was literally one of the worst things to happen the the United States in a very long time.

THANKS A LOT NADER VOTERS, YOU DUMB FARKING SMELLY POT-SMOKING DULLARD HIPPIE LACKWITS!
2013-06-25 12:21:30 PM  
1 votes:

worlddan: Dusk-You-n-Me: worlddan: But the truth is that as soon as she starts thinking with her vagina

Uh. Juvenile and unnecessary.

It is not unnecessary because it true. And I say that as a fan. Everybody has weaknesses and this is hers. It's unfortunate, but there it is. I refuse to idolize people.


There's a difference between tempering your "idolization" of someone and being an outright asshole. You need to learn that distinction.
2013-06-25 11:40:40 AM  
1 votes:

pkellmey: I find him to be the most interesting person on the court. He doesn't take himself or those around him too seriously.


Oh, I think he takes himself mighty seriously.
2013-06-25 11:37:56 AM  
1 votes:

Cythraul: I wonder how Alito will vote on DOMA/P8? He looks like he has a little bit of secret fabulousness in him.


Alito isn't gay. He's a card-carrying member of the He-Man Woman-Haters Cub.
2013-06-25 11:26:01 AM  
1 votes:

worlddan: But the truth is that as soon as she starts thinking with her vagina


Uh. Juvenile and unnecessary.
2013-06-25 11:22:14 AM  
1 votes:

BMulligan: vernonFL: So gay marriage tomorrow? I'll bring the popcorn.

I remain convinced that the Court will decide the DOMA case on procedural grounds and avoid the merits entirely. The same may be true of the Prop 8 case as well.


I'm half expecting it to be kicked back to a lower court for re-evaluating on a different standards level or something along those lines.

If they do make an up or down decision on it, no matter what they decide the butthurt will be very strong for some time.
2013-06-25 11:16:40 AM  
1 votes:

Hollie Maea: Thank you so much, George Bush, for giving us this young asshole who, much like your policies, will plague our nation for years after you are gone.


Alito ain't THAT young, and all that rage and hate does bad things to a man, twists up the vitals and taxes the heart, he's either going to have to mellow or he's be a fairly early replacement.   Scalia, for all his flaws, has mellowed CONSIDERBALY in the past decade which ois probably the only reason he;s still alive.
2013-06-25 11:14:16 AM  
1 votes:
Alito is quite open in his opinion that women are not as fully human as men. We've known that since before he was confirmed. What we did not know is that he is also a big baby with no impulse control.

Clarence Thomas is happy that there is finally a worse justice on the bench.
2013-06-25 10:59:09 AM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: So gay marriage tomorrow? I'll bring the popcorn.


I remain convinced that the Court will decide the DOMA case on procedural grounds and avoid the merits entirely. The same may be true of the Prop 8 case as well.
2013-06-25 10:49:59 AM  
1 votes:

Noam Chimpsky: We need a few more like Alito. Who decided that justices are supposed to sit motionless when psychopaths like Ginsburg or Obama say something psychotic?


In the spirit of the Ace Attorney games.


PROJECTION!
2013-06-25 10:30:51 AM  
1 votes:
Amy Howe: From the Chief Justice: Tomorrow at 10 a.m. will be the last day and we will release all the remaining opinions.
Amy Howe: From the Chief Justice: Tomorrow at 10 a.m. will be the last day and we will release all the remaining opinions.
Amy Howe: From the Chief Justice: Tomorrow at 10 a.m. will be the last day and we will release all the remaining opinions.

FINALLY!
2013-06-25 10:23:24 AM  
1 votes:

Dusk-You-n-Me: The 2008 House vote to renew the Voting Rights Act was 390-33. #SCOTUS vote to eviscerate it is 5-4.

- Alec MacGillis (@AlecMacGillis) June 25, 2013


Correction: That vote was in 2006, not 2008.
2013-06-25 10:20:09 AM  
1 votes:

Cythraul: 'Vote is 5-4.' Is the damn SCOTUS always so divided along ideological lines? Makes me question the very legitimacy of the institution.


95+% of cases that are appealed to the Supreme Court don't get heard which implies all the justices agree on them.  Only when there is intense disagreement or the lower courts really fark things up do the justices take a case.
2013-06-25 10:19:32 AM  
1 votes:

PonceAlyosha: Cythraul: So much for the gay stuff. They wouldn't doom the VRA and gay people in the same day. They'll wait to screw over another minority later in the week.

Yep, pretty sure we're farked.


At this rate, I might be able to get gay married in the state of North Carolina by the time I'm 50 (currently 35).
2013-06-25 10:19:32 AM  
1 votes:
From scotusblog:


10:18Amy Howe:Justice Ginsburg has begun reading from her dissent. Alito said to be making "jerk-off" motions and sticking out his tongue.
2013-06-25 10:19:21 AM  
1 votes:
As of today, George Bush has officially caused more damage due to his Supreme Court appointments than from his actions in office.

/Citizens United wasn't quite enough to be worse than the Iraq war by itself.
//Looks like Anthony Kennedy has completed his descent into Old Conservative Dumbass.
2013-06-25 10:18:12 AM  
1 votes:

RminusQ: "Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in [Section] 2. We issue no holding on [Section] 5 itself, only on the coverage formula."

So the idea of a preclearance list is OK, but the list in use is not OK? That's what it looks like.


That's what it looks like to me. They're saying many of the jurisdictions in Section 4 have not been discriminating while many discriminations not in Section 4 have been.
2013-06-25 10:18:08 AM  
1 votes:

Cythraul: So much for the gay stuff. They wouldn't doom the VRA and gay people in the same day. They'll wait to screw over another minority later in the week.


Yep, pretty sure we're farked.
2013-06-25 10:15:37 AM  
1 votes:
"Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in [Section] 2. We issue no holding on [Section] 5 itself, only on the coverage formula."

So the idea of a preclearance list is OK, but the list in use is not OK? That's what it looks like.
2013-06-25 10:14:40 AM  
1 votes:
Holding continued:  The Court makes clear that: "Our decision in no way affects the permanent, nationwide ban on racial discrimination in voting found in [Section] 2. We issue no holding on [Section] 5 itself, only on the coverage formula. Congress may draft another formula based on current conditions"
2013-06-25 10:12:55 AM  
1 votes:
You have got to be kidding me.
2013-06-25 10:11:51 AM  
1 votes:
VRA PRECLEARANCE FORMULA IS STRUCK DOWN

Jesus.
2013-06-25 10:09:23 AM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: Wow, I was just joking!

I guess I just learned the first lesson of SCOTUS posting: Don't fark with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


You learn faster than Alito.
2013-06-25 10:09:11 AM  
1 votes:
"Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl". Apparently the adoptive couple were successful, and their baby girl is finally going back to jail. Or something.
2013-06-25 10:07:14 AM  
1 votes:

Cythraul: 'Vote is 5-4.' Is the damn SCOTUS always so divided along ideological lines? Makes me question the very legitimacy of the institution.


At least when it comes to business interests, yes, it seems to be that way. This is the fourth case released in the last two days on the exact same 5-4 split.
2013-06-25 09:57:10 AM  
1 votes:
Shut up barjockey Alito, you cock.
2013-06-25 09:54:59 AM  
1 votes:
Wow, I was just joking!

I guess I just learned the first lesson of SCOTUS posting: Don't fark with Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
2013-06-25 09:51:25 AM  
1 votes:

vernonFL: Dusk-You-n-Me: The offense against decorum is greater when the object of scorn is a woman 17 years his senior, one who is acknowledged even by most of her critics to have spent a distinguished career selflessly pursuing justice in the precise area of her dissent--gender equality in society in general and the workplace in particular. Her words are as worthy of respectful attention as were his. Link

What? We can't make fun of batty old ladies?


You shut your whore mouth when Ruth Bader Ginsburg is talking, biatch.
2013-06-25 09:47:12 AM  
1 votes:
I wonder how Alito will vote on DOMA/P8? He looks like he has a little bit of secret fabulousness in him.
2013-06-25 09:44:20 AM  
1 votes:

Dusk-You-n-Me: The offense against decorum is greater when the object of scorn is a woman 17 years his senior, one who is acknowledged even by most of her critics to have spent a distinguished career selflessly pursuing justice in the precise area of her dissent--gender equality in society in general and the workplace in particular. Her words are as worthy of respectful attention as were his. Link


What? We can't make fun of batty old ladies?
 
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