Keep your hopes alive, you’re well on the way.
Another one from Kathy, spotted in Harrisonburg, VA:
Makes many of the points I made today, including rejecting the delusion that this was a victory:
Some well-meaning people are peddling the notion that today’s Obamacare decision was a long term victory, that we lost the battle but won the war, that there was some master plan by Chief Justice Roberts to gut the expansion of Commerce Clause power under the fig leaf of a majority ruling...
The most disturbing thing about today’s decision is not that we lost on the mandate. The majority opinion on the Commerce Clause (the Chief Justice plus the conservative dissenters) was quite good, and vindicated those who mounted an argument as to “inactivity” to the derision of the law professoriate.
What is most...
On August 14, 2009, I tried to sound the alarm as to where Democrats’ health care proposals were heading.
At that time I was dealing with the precursors to what became Obamacare. The congressional language distinguishing the mandate as a penalty and the political arguments that it was...
Obama lied to the American people. Again. He said it wasn’t a tax. Obama lies; freedom dies.
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 28, 2012
Not taking Congress at its word on penalty is the new judicial restraint #SCOTUSlogic
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) June 28, 2012
SCOTUS to POTUS: It’s a tax. A...
Consider this Pep Talk IV.
Was it over when Harry Reid pushed Obamacare through at Christmas time in December 2009?
Not when voters took to the voting booth and elected Scott Brown.
Was it over when Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats were forced to accept the Senate version so that reconciliation could be used,...
Scalia’s dissent, at least on first quick perusal, reads like it was originally written as a majority opinion http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/2012/06/evidence-that-the-...
(I’m already preparing Pep Talk IV)
Please read this bumper sticker before rendering your decision.
From Linda, taken at the Riverwood mansion, Nashville, on June 23:
“The right to be left alone—the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by a free people.”— Louis Brandeis, dissenting, OLMSTEAD v. U.S., 277 U.S. 438 (1928). It shouldn’t just apply to criminal defendants.
where will we be?
Big day here.
Will create an “open” post somewhere around 9:30 a.m. waiting to find out if the Supreme Court Kremlinologists have been right.
Then will follow up with a post detailing my take on the decision.
Followed by the House vote to hold Eric Holder in contempt.
Predictions: The internet...
A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its rolls.
The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state to halt the purge, arguing it was going on too close to a federal election.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal...
Stage III, inoperable. Median survival prognosis: One year after diagnosis.
Which is, as it turns out, the reason I haven’t been accomplishing much, including posting here and making progress on the sequel...
There seems to be a change in Syria, a worsening of the situation for Assad. I can’t tell if this is the turning point, a turning point, or just a bump in Assad’s road to staying in power with the military help of Iran, Hezbollah and Russia.
But there seems to be...
I don’t think I saw this Mass GOP web ad before, but it’s good. Too bad it’s not shorter so it could be aired:
Since today seems to be the day for Reader Polls, let me know if you think Warren will get away...
There is so much speculation and punditry on what the Supremes will do, what it will mean, who will be the winners and losers, etc.
So why not a really meaningful test of the law — a Reader Poll.
Make Eric Holder proud, vote early and often.
The poll answers do not cover every...
I guess Democratic Congressman Jim Matheson running against Mia Love in the new Utah-04 district is a moderate compared to Nancy Pelosi. His claim to moderation is that on a small number of key votes he has voted against his party, but not when his vote mattered.
Matheson was one of almost three dozen...