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  •  Unanimous rulings really should prompt reflection (9+ / 0-)

    And this one was. The senate was given very broad authority under the constitution at the country's founding to weigh in on broad matters of legislative and executive authority, and I must say I am more comfortable with that than with an overreaching executive, even if the executive is someone with whom I am in broad political agreement. It won't always be so; it wasn't in the past.
        I am reminded of this having recently reviewed the Supreme court verdict on the appeal of Proposition 8; the proper democratic remedy for actions of elected officials that we disapprove of is election of different officials, and not the giving of broad political authority to unelected ones

    An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -- Eric Hoffer

    by MichiganChet on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 08:22:49 AM PDT

    •  Too many people.... (1+ / 0-)
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      Tony Situ

      ...left the voting booth in 2008 thinking "That's done! We've got our Bush now! Break out the signing statements! Bring on the executive orders! See what the unitary executive looks like from the pointy end of the stick! Obama better start breaking shit, and shit."

      Con-law professors, generally, don't break shit, and shit. If you voted for one, thinking that's what was going to happen, shop harder for candidates.

      The superfluous goods of the rich are necessary to the poor, and when you possess the superfluous you possess what is not yours." St. Augustine

      by Davis X Machina on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 08:32:06 AM PDT

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