The Court seems to think corporations count as real people, and I'm excited. Soon we'll have corporations sitting on the bench themselves, with Chief Justice Pfizer presiding, Associate Justice Halliburton concurring, and fledgling nominee Adidas trying to dodge senators' questions about Roe v. Wade.
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Tags: Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, David Souter, Judiciary, Robert Bork, Sonia Sotomayor, Stephen Colbert, Supreme Court, The Colbert Report, Video
As a blogger, I often have a hard time figuring out where to draw the line between things that are suitable to write about publicly and personal thoughts that are best kept within an inner circle of my closest friends and loved ones. Thankfully, RedState.com's Erick Erickson was on The Colbert Report last night, so I now know the best place to draw that line is somewhere between accusing a Supreme Court Justice of fucking both goats and children and likening a White House spokesperson to the architect of Kristallnacht.
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Tags: Barack Obama, David Souter, Erick Erickson, Nazis, Red State, Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, Video
As you've probably heard by now, Sonia Sotomayor — a poor Puerto Rican girl from the South Bronx who, through hard work and dedication, managed to become a federal judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals — has been nominated by President Obama to replace David Souter on Supreme Court.
So, what you're probably wondering is: Why is she evil? She looks on paper like a sterling example the American Dream, but she must be hiding something horrible, maladroit and offensive to all things good and decent.
Let's go check out WorldNet Daily. They'll have the answer!
In a forum at the Duke University School of Law in 2005, Sonia Sotomayor said, "Court of appeals is where policy is made. And I know — and I know this is on tape and I should never say that because we don't make law, I know. OK, I know. I'm not promoting it, and I'm not advocating it, I'm — you know. OK. Having said that, the court of appeals is where, before the Supreme Court makes the final decision, the law is percolating — its interpretation, its application."…
Sotomayor would replace the far left-leaning Souter and speculation was thick today whether she would — or even could — move the court further to the left.
Really? Is that it? Making a statement of observation about the formation of legal policy and its relation to the court system.
Frankly, I was hoping for better from you, WorldNetDaily.
Tags: Barack Obama, David Souter, Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court
As you've no doubt "heard" by now, President Obama "used" the word "empathy" in his press conference about "replacing" outgoing Supreme Court Justice David Souter. And we all "know" that "empathy" is a "code word" for "activist judge." Well, "President" Obama isn't the only "one" who can use "code words," if you "know" "what" "I" "mean," "and" "I" "think" "you" "do."
Tags: Aasif Mandvi, Abortion, Barack Obama, David Souter, Jon Stewart, Roe v. Wade, Stephen Colbert, Supreme Court, The Colbert Report, The Daily Show, Video
When Justice David Souter resigns in June, a rare and coveted slot will open up on the highest court in the land…
Long before Souter's decision was known, legal eagles and political observers were taking stabs as to who would be an ideal fit for a Barack Obama Court. Observers believe the Obama is likely to choose a woman, with only one currently serving on the bench. The president's thoughts on judicial philosophy, developed during his years as a law review editor and professor, will also shape his thinking. With that in mind, law blogs, speculative reporters, and (in private) elected officials had already begun bandying names about.
Yeah, diversity of experience, equal representation and blah blah — can we think this through for a minute? The last thing the bench needs is more women on it. The way I understand it, those people menstruate on everything. Especially benches.
Tags: Barack Obama, David Souter, Supreme Court