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  •  Well constitutional law... (5+ / 0-)

    can quickly get my eyelids drooping.  I actually read Supreme court opinions that interest me, but reading lawyers parse words and phrases seems a little pointless.  

    This is because I see the court as political.  Bush v Gore was political as was Heller.  

    We work in our courts, through our government, and with legal scholars to preserve the rights and freedoms of all Americans and to protect our judiciary from politics and special interests.
    Protect the judiciary from politics?  Not buying it.  I could buy "We work in our courts, through our government, and with legal scholars to preserve the rights and freedoms of all Americans and influence the court to view the world through our political eyes."  As long as CAC political views aligns mostly with mine then great!

    Stupid...it's the new smart for right wingers.

    by StevenD56 on Tue May 13, 2014 at 05:52:04 PM PDT

    •  re: reading lawyers parse words (1+ / 0-)
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      Have you ever tried to read any of Ohio's statutes?  It is like reading Shakespeare on tranquilizers.

      I am reminded of the classic Star Trek episode where the crew came across the Earth like planet where the Yangs and The Combs fought a great war and society was reduced to the stone age.  The tribe of the Yangs had a book that was meant for the eyes of chiefs and Kings, not realizing the initial words were, "We The People".  Only when Kirk saw them carrying the tattered US flag and realized that they were bastardizing the pledge of allegiance did he realize what was going on.  

      Law has become like that episode.  Words that were meant for the people have become the domain of chiefs and kings.

      "It's not surveillance, it's data collection to keep you safe"

      by blackhand on Wed May 14, 2014 at 05:18:16 AM PDT

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      •  "like reading Shakespeare on tranquilizers." LOL (0+ / 0-)

        "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” — William Arthur Ward

        by LilithGardener on Wed May 14, 2014 at 07:19:33 AM PDT

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