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Roberts is the second coming of Taney
« Reply #150 on: July 07, 2019, 04:05:27 pm »

In regard to this:

www.theatlantic.com - But, as Kagan argues in her dissent, this case should be easier than many in which gathering outrage tips over into judicial condemnation. This issue has firmer bones than that. Robertsís faulty reasÖ

Last week, though, Justice Elena Kagan , writing for the four justices who disagreed with 😈 Chief Justice John Robertsís opinion in Rucho v. Common Cause purporting to withdraw the Court once and for all from passing judgment on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymanders, ended thus:

Of all times to abandon the Courtís duty to declare the law, this was not the one. The practices challenged in these cases imperil our system of government. Part of the Courtís role in that system is to defend its foundations. None is more important than free and fair elections. With respect but deep sadness, I dissent.

Justice Kagan is right. The article is also right that the "reasoning" of Chief "Justice" Roberts is flawed. But, as usual, nobody wans to address the corporate fascist spoon fed malice aforethought (Mens rea) intrinsic to Roberts' "reasoning".

It is well and good to agree with you, but I need to remind you that the Supreme Court throughout it's history has given birth, aid and succor to some of the most retrograde opinions possible. Those of us who grew up in an era informed by the ghosts of Holmes, Brandeis, Frankfurter and Brennan, et al forget there was also a Roger Taney.

Dred Scott; Buck v. Bell (forced sterilization); Korematsu; Plessy v. Ferguson; and closer to our own time, right wing activism like  Bush v. Gore,  Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker, and my favorite, Citizens United v. FEC.

Roberts is the second coming of Taney.

True. I have always considered the Supreme Court itself an instrument of the rapacious oligarchy that has cursed this country from the start. Even Justice Holmes, known as the "Great Dissenter", did next to nothing to actually prevent the "color of law" approval of the continued ruthless exploitation of people (adults and children!) and planet by his fellow"Justices", who were nothing but oligarchy worshipping rubber stamping toadies.

My limited experience with the courts confirmed to me that all those pretty and noble words so many of these legal wordsmiths write into the laws are easily thwarted by the 💵🎩corrupt status quo defending sophistry intrinsic to our rigged for the rich juridical system.

"As I tell my Syracuse University College of Law students, anti-corruption laws can end up fostering corruption because every legal sword can be fashioned into a legal shield." --  David Cay Johnston

By the way, I have found a new image that was hacked that I made inside :o :( the new area I mentioned. The Hydrocarbon Hellspawn must REALLY HATE that image because they have hacked it over three times. I just made a new one and posted it in a comment on Disqus, just to make their day. ;D

Here is the image that gives fossil fuelers heartburn. Perhaps it is because the USA, except for some parts of California, is NOT a biodiversity hotspot. ;)

Biodiversity hot spots of 80% of biosphere's species endangered by Global Warming Pollution

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Pr. 13:12


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