Archive for May, 2009
Before explaining why the Supreme Court Of California is ending the policy of gay marriages, Chief Justice George succinctly explains in a one-hundred and thirty-six page 6-1 majority opinion why the court is not making policy:
In addressing the issues now presented in the third chapter of this narrative, it is important at the outset to emphasize a number of significant points. First … our task in the present proceeding is not to determine whether the provision at issue is wise or sound as a matter of policy or whether we, as individuals, believe it should be a part of the California Constitution. Regardless of our views as individuals on this question of policy, we recognize as judges and as a court our responsibility to confine our consideration to a determination of the constitutional validity and legal effect of the measure in question. It bears emphasis in this regard that our role is limited to interpreting and applying the principles and rules embodied in the California Constitution, setting aside our own personal beliefs and values.
The conclusion Chief Justice George reaches, of course, clearly is not policy:
When the Right hits 88 miles per hour, you’re gonna see some serious shit.
Watch this! Watch this!
WHAT DID I TELL YOU! 88 MILES PER HOUR!!!
While right-wing groups attempt to wrinkle time and foil this triple-dimension alternative universe of communist justices from Hades, Marty and Doc are all over it at The ABA Journal: Law News Now:
Some conservative groups aren’t waiting for President Obama to announce his choice to fill the seat of retiring Justice David H. Souter. They are taking aim at three potential Supreme Court nominees in attack ads posted on YouTube. …
Supreme Court practitioner Thomas Goldstein, who created SCOTUSblog, told the Tribune that the Internet and blogs have helped distribute information about the possible nominees. “The downside is that there is an equal leveling effect in which totally idiotic wing nuts can go off—that’s true on both the far left and far right.” (emphasis added)
Wait a second! That lazy block quote is from “Law News Now.” How about, law news later? Such is the tripe of blowhard lawyers easily debunked when the right has attorney-bots designed by Stephen Hawking.
Information procured by time traveling conservatives explicitly state in the above video Judge “Wood ruled that peaceful abortion demonstrators should be punished under the same law that applies to mob bosses.”
What? Some really activist judge is a covert mob boss who wantonly throws abortions and fetal tissue at unsuspecting litigants? I sure do hope Doc or Marty can answer this question! I care not to hear some alta kaka rant about certain consequences the likes of which the Earth has never seen. I mean, what do we become? Assholes?
SCOTUSblog reports that Wood’s RICO ruling “was a judgment primarily about injunctive relief and the breadth of the racketeering statute, not on the right to provide an abortion or to protest.”
Well I never! Such is far too sober analysis from Marty and Doc over at the American Bar Association for me to take seriously. Simply, this “objective” legal punditry (the ABA is known for outrageous claims and sharp wit) has not yet proven to have set things in their proper order in the Cosmos. A hole exists in the space-time continuum.
This week we are very pleased to bring to you the world’s foremost expert on comedy and the economy — Mary Rosanne (Cecilia) Phillips-Sandy. Mary learned counting at an early age when she had to add all of her names and divide by 3.14 at her confirmation. Mary wrote for Comedy Central’s Indecision 2008 and can be found at Mary’s Nut House. We’ll be discussing all things hysterical, political, and economical.
I will be tackling the issue of feminism with Mary. Being a huge fan of females, I am certain to fuck that part of the interview up. Basically, she’s brilliant and I’m scared of her. Generally, I operate from a viewpoint that women are smarter than men. This prevents trouble down the road.
11:00 PM (EST) Saturday on Blog Talk Radio.
*Check out the name of the boat. I’m weird.
When Adam Lambert lost American Idol last night, I couldn’t help but think of John and this famous 1972 performance on The Dick Cavett Show. Before singing what is still today considered a controversial tune, Lennon explains what he meant when he wrote that song — women are still better than the gays.
I had a conversation with someone on “Unusable Signal” who did not see a parallel (without respect to Idol) between Jim Crow and the treatment of homosexuals today. Of course I agreed with him. The very definition of Jim Crow must encompass separate drinking fountains and the like. Short of that, the analogy holds no water and I cannot think of one recent example of basic rights being denied to gays.
I am certain a statistically significant number of people did not vote for Adam because of his sexual orientation causing him to lose. Local Fox coverage after the show did not mention this issue once. Not a word? The lack of discussion evinces fear of the real discussion.
UPDATE: The queer guy lost. Satire a jinx. So is Queen.
Score one for haters of the gay, time-traveling, black dudes demographic. Don’t forget to cheer them on.
Related Post: “The American Idol Dude Is Gay? And From Iran? And A Terrorist?“