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  •  I'll be damned disappointed..... (4+ / 0-)
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    citizenx, Matt Z, amk for obama, annieli

    ...if one of the challengers doesn't bring that up in an ad.

    "Philosophy is useless; theology is worse"--Dire Straits

    by Bush Bites on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 09:13:40 AM PDT

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    •  From the TPM article (5+ / 0-)
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      Scarce, citizenx, sherlyle, Matt Z, beltane

      Traylor was the very conservative justice who once wrote in an opinion upholding a Louisiana sodomy law that "any claim that private sexual conduct between consenting adults is constitutionally insulated from state proscription is unsupportable," so you can bet that he'll blast the already conservative Vitter from the right, and draw blood over Vitter's high-profile scandals.

      Politics is like playing Asteroids - You go far enough to the left and you end up on the right. Or vice-versa.

      by Jonze on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 09:23:06 AM PDT

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      •  Family Values!! Think of the Children!! (3+ / 0-)
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        sherlyle, Matt Z, annieli

        I love it when a republican gets out republicaned!

      •  Don't know if you can read too much (1+ / 0-)
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        Jonze

        into that decision, since it was probably a straightforward application of Bowers v. Hardwick (federal law) to state law.  Kennedy-appointed Justice Byron White said much the same thing, and Lewis Powell went along with it until he later changed his mind as he got to understand the issue better.  

        Not saying Traylor is right, and I suspect he probably is every bit the social conservative, TPM makes him out to be, but on that evidence, he was sadly applying Supreme Court precedent.  

        "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

        by Loge on Sat Jul 10, 2010 at 10:45:39 AM PDT

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