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  •  So Marbury v Madison was wrongly decided? (13+ / 0-)

    that is what that bill says.

    It is not just arguing against incorporation, it is denying judicial review.  I suspect because of that, it will not stand for law even if enacted into law.

    Perhaps it is time to require candidates for governmental office to pass a test on basic knowledge of the Constitution.

    If these state Reps want to argue that the no establishment clause does not apply to the states because it has not been incorporated, they will find only Clarence Thomas willing to make that explicit argument.

    If they want to argue the limits of incorporation, they should realize the vote in Santa Fe Independent School District v Doe, banning having a student lead a prayer over the loudspeaker at football games, was 6-3, and while Stevens, O'Connor and Souter have left the Court from the majority, two of the replacements were Kagan and Sotomayor, so there are at least 5 votes to sustain that reasoning.

    It will be interesting to watch this play out.  People tend to forget that not all Republican-appointed District and Circuit Court judges are nutcases.  Some have been highly critical of certain actions, both of the Bush administration with respect to the Great War on Terror, and of parts of the right-wing agenda.  The Judge who wrote the powerful opinion in Kitzmiller v Dover, which totally devastated the supposed reasoning for "intelligent design," John Jones, was appointed by George W. Bush.

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 05:11:45 AM PDT

    •  impeach for violation of oath of office nt. (0+ / 0-)
    •  It's the two wings of the GOP (0+ / 0-)

      Bush was at the heart an establishment Republican who sincerely thought he was also a religious Republican - because he was too stupid to see the contradiction. Hence "compassionate conservatism". His appointees, though, tend to be of the establishment wing. Cheney and Rove saw to that.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 07:46:32 AM PDT

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