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  •  If you know anyone still on the fence (13+ / 0-)

    explain to him or her about the Court.  

    Ginsburg -- age 79
    Scalia -- age 76
    Kennedy -- age 75
    Breyer -- age 73
    Thomas -- age 64
    Alito -- Age 62
    Sotomayor -- Age 57
    Roberts -- age 57
    Kagan -- age 52

    If Romney is elected and Ginsburg can't hold on (she has a history of cancer), then we are looking at a 6-3 conservative majority for a generation.  Scalia and Kennedy could retire and would probably be replaced by 50-something Federalist Society types.  This would be an incredibly bad thing for the nation.

    Every time a 5-4 decision is announced, it makes me sick to my stomach.  We do not have an arbiter of constitutionality, but rather a Republican legislative body with a 5-4 majority.  If anyone had any doubts about that then the Union Dues case earlier this week should disabuse him or her of that quaint notion.  When the Court issues a broad proclamation on a topic that was neither a part of the case nor briefed before the Court, it is clear that it is intent on carrying GOP water.  Article III is falling by the wayside.

    I do not feel obligated to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use -- Galileo Galilei

    by ccyd on Sun Jun 24, 2012 at 07:18:24 AM PDT

    •  and Article I Setion 8 (0+ / 0-)
      To make all laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers, and  or in all other powers vested by this Constitution in the government of the United States,any department or officer thereof.

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