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  •  That depends on whether or not the (0+ / 0-)

    legal thinking of the bankrupcty court is indeed legal thinking, or, like the decision of SCOTUS in the recent VRA case, pure horse shit.

    I've gone on the record with why I think they can't reduce the accrued pensions . . . ask you do the same.   Upon what do you base your opinion?

    I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. ~Thomas Jefferson

    by bobdevo on Sun Jul 28, 2013 at 04:32:55 PM PDT

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    •  See this is How I Know (0+ / 0-)

      You aren't a lawyer.  Even SCOTUS' VRA decision was grounded in law. It was not "pure horse shit." It was grounded in an analysis that gave credence to a legal argument advanced by the parties. And I say that as someone who despises the Shelby County decision and has been working every day with other lawyers on the fight to mitigate its impact.  None of us who actually practice law believe that there was no legal foundation for the outcome; just that it was reached through disingenuous reasoning.  

      I've already said what my opinion is and why: it is grounded in the Bankruptcy Code as federal law and its primacy when state laws are in conflict with it. I also was careful to say that I hope I am wrong, even if I don't think I am.

      •  Oh, please . . . . (0+ / 0-)

        I'm not a lawyer, but I dare say I've written more briefs to federal and state appellate courts than you have -  and probably participated in more trials, as I've been doing it since 1978.

        The rationale for the VRA decision - that racism is over and no longer a problem in the pre-approval areas - is quite simply horse shit - and dressing it up by calling it disingenuous reasoning based on a legal foundation is putting lip stick on a pig.

        I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever. ~Thomas Jefferson

        by bobdevo on Mon Jul 29, 2013 at 07:08:33 AM PDT

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        •  Uh Huh (0+ / 0-)

          You sound like the standard litigious pro bono person, none of who has ever figured out that they are not a lawyer and therefore really has no foundation to argue with one about what the law actually says.  Thus, it's a waste of time trying to actually have a discussion about the law with you in light of that.

          Good luck with your next brief.

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