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  •  Dream on. (none)
    I will call you form my concentration camp and maybe you can intercede for me.

    "Optimism is not for sissies." (an elderly man at the Progressive Dem Conference)

    by Percheronwoman on Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 08:25:55 AM PST

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    •  That's quite a logical jump. (none)
      Can you point to any period in history where the Supreme Court was filled with dittoheads and granted blanket, irrational approval to a President's policies?  Because I sure can't find such an instance.

      Even with the most blatantly partisan courts, when confronted with the law, they have been bound to conform to it.  

      If the people lead, the leaders will follow.

      by Georgia Logothetis on Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 10:30:03 AM PST

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      •  State Policies (none)
        Plessy v Ferguson gutted the 14th Amendment.

        A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. - Emerson

        by freelunch on Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 11:09:41 AM PST

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        •  Justice Harlan (none)
          had an eloquent dissent in Harlan.

          The Court's argument in that case was not a blanket, blind approval of Presidential policy, which is what we're talking about here.

          The opinion by Justice Brown focused on soceity's perception that black and white were socially unequal.  Thus, the Brown court used society's desires as a basis for its decision, and not any policy promulgated by the then-Democratic President, Grover Cleveland.

          If the people lead, the leaders will follow.

          by Georgia Logothetis on Tue Feb 08, 2005 at 11:20:23 AM PST

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