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(Slate)   "It is worth noting that the opinion of the court in Shelby County never mentions the text of the 15th Amendment"   (slate.com ) divider line
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2013-06-26 10:35:22 AM  
Too bad Republicans can't redistrict states, because they're gonna lose presidential election after presidential election and Scalia is getting old.

Word is, God wanted Scalia to have a deadly heart attack, but when he told an angel to "kill that fat old Italian prick," the angel thought he meant Gandolfini.
 
2013-06-26 10:36:13 AM  
That's okay, Scalia was paying attention to the original intent, as usual, and he knew the founding fathers were racist, and why stop a good thing?
 
2013-06-26 10:56:03 AM  
Checks and balances, folks. Even the 15th Amendment qualifies the power of Congress to enforce it: note "by appropriate legislation." This does not scuttle the SCOTUS' power of judicial review.
 
2013-06-26 11:00:37 AM  

ikanreed: That's okay, Scalia was paying attention to the original intent, as usual, and he knew the founding fathers were racist, and why stop a good thing?


which is why he believes that the 2nd amendment only guarantees your right to own a brown bess musket.
 
2013-06-26 11:07:23 AM  

Millennium: Checks and balances, folks. Even the 15th Amendment qualifies the power of Congress to enforce it: note "by appropriate legislation." This does not scuttle the SCOTUS' power of judicial review.


The Supreme Court isn't the body that decides what legislation is and isn't appropriate. That is a policy decision, not a legal one, and does not fall under the Court's purview.
 
2013-06-26 11:12:32 AM  

qorkfiend: Millennium: Checks and balances, folks. Even the 15th Amendment qualifies the power of Congress to enforce it: note "by appropriate legislation." This does not scuttle the SCOTUS' power of judicial review.

The Supreme Court isn't the body that decides what legislation is and isn't appropriate. That is a policy decision, not a legal one, and does not fall under the Court's purview.


They can, however, decide whether a law has a rational basis behind it. That's essentially what the majority did yesterday. They said Congress was arbitrary and irrational in singling out states because of their historical pattern discrimination rather than incorporating current information.
 
2013-06-26 11:22:35 AM  

Serious Black: qorkfiend: Millennium: Checks and balances, folks. Even the 15th Amendment qualifies the power of Congress to enforce it: note "by appropriate legislation." This does not scuttle the SCOTUS' power of judicial review.

The Supreme Court isn't the body that decides what legislation is and isn't appropriate. That is a policy decision, not a legal one, and does not fall under the Court's purview.

They can, however, decide whether a law has a rational basis behind it. That's essentially what the majority did yesterday. They said Congress was arbitrary and irrational in singling out states because of their historical pattern discrimination rather than incorporating current information.


But isn't that the job of Congress to decide what is arbitrary or irrational. There is nothing in constitution that prohibits that. States can't exactly be treated equal either. Each state has its unique needs.
 
2013-06-26 11:24:09 AM  
davecoop.net


blue = composite murder rates of US states which practiced "capital punishment", since 1976turquoise = states with the death penalty, but no executions since 1976green = states without the death penaltyred = annual number of US executions, x 10/98

Image is hotlinked.
 
2013-06-26 11:24:51 AM  
Shoot, wrong thread.
 
2013-06-26 01:18:03 PM  
Explaining his support for white southerners' denial of civil rights to blacks, Buckley announced:  "the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution are regarded by much of the South as inorganic accretions to the original document, grafted upon it by victors-at-war by force."

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2013-06-26 03:59:33 PM  

bdub77: Too bad Republicans can't redistrict states, because they're gonna lose presidential election after presidential election and Scalia is getting old.

Word is, God wanted Scalia to have a deadly heart attack, but when he told an angel to "kill that fat old Italian prick," the angel thought he meant Gandolfini.


That's the closest to funny  polomedy I've heard all day.
 
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