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  •  Think about Roberts opening: (8+ / 0-)

    "Global warming may be a 'crisis,' even 'the most pressing environmental problem of our time.' Indeed, it may ultimately effect nearly everyone on the planet in some potentially adverse way . . . "

    Here, in this sentence, we can see the product of thirty years of conservative and Republican irresponsibility. This is where such partisan judicial "minimalism" ends: abandoning both the facts and the people of the world. Why, after "may be" and "may ultimately effect" does Roberts still need to say "potentially adverse"? The potential is redundant, already implied by the conditional syntax of the sentence.  The sentence recognizes the very plague or scourge which it, simultaneously, disavows -- a horrible, limited, and narrow world-view immediately evident here. Thank god it didn't speak for the majority.

    "We have found the weapons of mass destruction" -- George Bush, May 30, 2003

    by awol on Mon Apr 02, 2007 at 08:32:12 AM PDT

    •  you know the answer (1+ / 0-)
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      corvo

      If Al Gore says it's a problem, it must not be.

      That's how Roberts thinks.  

      "Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it."--Mark Twain

      by RickD on Mon Apr 02, 2007 at 08:57:07 AM PDT

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    •  Roberts says the exec. and legislative (1+ / 0-)
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      branches have already started reacting to the global warming crisis.  But, at least according to the majority, Congress had already reacted in the Clean Air Act, and the EPA failed to follow that law.

      Katrina was America's Chernobyl.

      by lysias on Mon Apr 02, 2007 at 08:59:26 AM PDT

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