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  •  The appeals court ruled in favor of Home Depot (1+ / 0-)
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    The owners of that corporation sued because their "religious values" said they didn't want to provide the free birth control in their employees' health insurance policies the ACA requires and they didn't want to pay the fine.
    The appeals court said that the mandate was in violation of the owners' freedom of religion.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:53:37 AM PDT

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    •  There's at least some twisted rationale (1+ / 0-)
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      for arguing that, albeit obviously ludicrous.  But the VRA ruling lacked even the semblance of misdirection - it was basically "Because I said so."  The same was true of Citizens United and Bush v. Gore.

      Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

      by Troubadour on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 09:57:16 AM PDT

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      •  So we're going to demand impeachment (1+ / 0-)
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        Based in a handful of cases that span over 13 years that include justices that have retired and been replaced?

        I presume you've done your due diligence and read every decision from this session and are prepared to tell us why we should consider members of this court corrupt?

        Because as I finish reading up the decision, I see a mixed bag of decisions myself, some are very logical; a couple expand constitutional rights; several are distressing.

        I don't see a lot of corruption. I think Supreme Court justices are idealogues.  I find one of them detestable.

        But Supreme Court justices are given a lifetime term on purpose. They are supposed to be able to opine based in their years of education and experience.

        They can be removed from office on impeachment for  treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

        I think Justice Thomas' refusal to recuse of Affirdable Care Act was extremely questionable. But it didn't matter anyhow.

        Otherwise, I don't see anything that rises to the level of an impeachable offense.

        Bush v. Gore was an atrocity. Rehnquist is dead. O'Conner is retired. Stevens? Do you really plan to impeach the man who wrote the decisions in all three landmark gay civil rights decisions?

        Scalia is a stalwart on 4th amendment rights.

        That leaves Thomas.

        Ok, impeach black dude.  That will go over well.

        © grover


        So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

        by grover on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 02:57:25 PM PDT

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