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  •  Poll: George Orwell may have coined the phrase.. (1+ / 0-)
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    ..but both Scalia and Roberts have brought it into our lives in practice

    George Orwell’s Animal House: “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”As the two cases before the Supreme Court tackle two of our most fundamental rights, of habeas corpus and the right to bear arms, it seems appropriate to note whether Justice Scalia treeats them equally. I aver he does not. Habeas corpus to Scalia evidently only counts if a person is a citizen of the US, though if that citizen is declared an enemy combatant, that right likely goes out the window for Scalia.
    And Roberts:
    The right-wing Roberts court ruled that Exxon has the same free speech rights as you and me. In other words, Exxon is a person too.
    Chief Justice Roberts claimed over and over during his hearing that he would respect precedent, exercise restraint, and issue narrow rulings. Well, we got to see the real John Roberts today. He'll gladly set aside principle and precdent whenever it suits his ideology. He cares about equal rights, you see. It's just that some rights are more equal than others.
    Here Scalia with the majority RWNJ court proves it with their double standard on "states rights"  myth/ruling involving guns comparing Shelby County v. Holder to McDonald v. City of Chicago

    Thx LilithGardener - Kudos to you on this new series

    - bolding is added by me and sorry I'm so late

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