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Category Archives: The Supreme Court

Presidential Style, Historic Accomplishments, and Gravitas


President Barack Hussein Obama has been in office a year and months now, and having suffered with him through the health care fight, and now watching the man visibly, nearly viscerally, and certainly adroitly, grow into this complicated role, now, that’s really something to behold. I’m thinking of course about the nuclear summit and the […]

Ron Kuby For Supreme Court Justice


Since Justice Stevens has announced that he’ll likely retire by 2012, I say, why not Justice Ron Kuby? I kinda like the ideer.

In Other News: Fox 'News' Has A 'Brain Room'


As reported by Media Matters For America: On Fox News’ America’s Newsroom, co-host Martha MacCallum claimed that the “Fox News brain room” determined that President Obama’s statement that a recent Supreme Court ruling would “open the floodgates” for foreign corporations to spend in U.S. elections was “wrong,” adding that “the court specifically wrote that it […]

Up Yours, Supremes!


On January 27, 2010, a man threw his shoe at a Supreme Court Chief Justice. Probably not what you’re thinking. The shoe-ee was Dorit Beinisch, Chief Justice of the Israeli Supreme Court. Pinchas Cohen walked into a hearing where residents of a northern town were asking the court to shut down an authorized producer of […]

A Sad Song Just to Turn it Around


Wooooooooooooooo. What a baaaaaaaaaaad day. Awful. Just awful. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwful. The Supreme Court has just put American democracy up for sale on Ebay. Not that it wasn’t already leased. Here’s what President Obama had to say about today’s decision: With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of […]

It's Time To Renew Your ACLU Membership


I was reminded the other day by a commercial on 1050-AM WZAA to renew my ACLU membership. Here’s a little something that might remind readers of KIAV: The actions of a Kentucky high school football coach have been questioned after he took nearly two dozen players on a field trip to an evangelist church service […]

Pat Buchanan is a Dumb Ass


Here is the way affirmative action works. Say you have four equally qualified candidates for a job. That is, four people with college degrees, five years experience and a demonstrated ability to smell doughnuts have applied for a job that requires a college degree, five years experience and a demonstrated ability to smell doughnuts. One […]

Stunner: The 'State Secrets Privilege' Is Based On A Big Pile Of Crap


This American Life episode called “Origins” is fascinating (as usual). It is in “Act Two: The Secret Life of Secrets” that we learn that the “state secrets” privilege, upon which the federal government claims it can withhold information if it deems it necessary for national security, is based on a big fat steaming pile of […]

Judging the Judges


Four conservative judges on the U.S. Supreme Court believe that once you anoint someone with the label “judge” they will act with the utmost independence, objectivity and honor. That would be true, even in a case involving millions of dollars that will directly affect the guy who paid a fortune to buy you your seat […]

If Sonia Sotomayor Is A Racist, Then I'm A Cool Black Dude


I’m sorry. I liked the line so much, I had to use it as a headline. But let’s have a look at this ridiculous charge that Sonia Sontomayor is a racist. First, let’s remind ourselves about who Newt Gingrich, one of the leaders of this charge, is. Newtie Gingrich is an abysmal person. He is […]