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  •  This is not a slippery slope... (1+ / 0-)
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    spencerh

    This is sliding down the slope. A frightening ruling. We will start seeing the repercussions of this immediately.

    "How I hate those who are dedicated to producing conformity." William S Burroughs

    by shmuelman on Mon May 17, 2010 at 10:00:49 AM PDT

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    •  This isn't a criminal case (1+ / 0-)
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      JSC ltd

      Although it is in the context of the indefinite detention of a sex offender, this is a case about the limits of Congressional power.  I'm not at all surprised that Scalia and Thomas dissented.  Their votes in recent cases show that they want to see judicial power expanded. This case may end up helping the federal government defeat all those cases against the HIR law that those misguided attorneys general have filed.

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