‘A Collection of Politicians in Robes’

That’s what Yale Law School professor and The New York Times columnist Linda Greenhouse accused members of the Supreme Court of being after they agreed to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act. For his part, Princeton professor and fellow NYT columnist Paul Krugman called this a “cruel absurdity,” and suggested the court would “pervert the law to serve political masters.”

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Writes “jacob eagleshield”

“Personally I think you are all nuts. You are part of the United States,despite you having made Arizona the laughing stock of the nation. You are a subject to federal law as anyone else. You would not even be doing this if the President was a white Republican”

Our response:

We were founded in 2006 when George Bush, a white republican, was president.

Try again.

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Jack Balkin: How Liberals Can Reclaim the Constitution

I’m all for using originalism to reach liberal results — I think that’s the best way to defend originalism from the charge that it’s no more than cover for a conservative agenda.

But Balkin seems to go to the opposite extreme, and find that (his version of) originalism always (or almost always) leads to liberal results.

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PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: While you were having heated comment debates about the owner of a sports team, the “Supreme Court” of the United States refused to even HEAR a case about NDAA – meaning “indefinite detention” remains in full force.

An iron boot is hanging over your head and this is what gets people riled up?

We should all be embarrassed. History will not look kindly on the America of today.

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