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  •  Roberts actually said that to Verrilli (7+ / 0-)

    who responded to Roberts's question as follows:

    GENERAL VERRILLI: No, Mr. Chief Justice.
    We quoted our -- we quoted the Garrett concurrence in
    our brief, and I think there is a lot of wisdom there,
    that it may well not have been animus or hostility. It
    may well have been what Garrett described as the simple
    want of careful reflection or an instinctive response to
    a class of people or a group of people who we perceive
    as alien or other.
     But whatever the explanation, whether it's
    animus, whether it's that -- more subtle, more
    unthinking, more reflective kind of discrimination,
    Section 3 is discrimination.
    In other words, sometimes stupidity is just as effective as malice.

    Remember what Sen. Pryor told Bill Maher in Religulous?

    "You don't need to pass an IQ test to be in the Senate"

    Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

    by Clem Yeobright on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 09:06:20 AM PDT

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    •  Roberts wasn't stupid, he knew a gov't official (1+ / 0-)
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      like Verrilli couldn't speak critically of so many members of Congress.

      The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

      by lysias on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 11:06:19 AM PDT

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