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  •  The actively political presence of Thomas, Scalia (3+ / 0-)
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    Matt Z, DaddyO, TheUnknown285

    and Alito destroys the myth that the SCOTUS is a judicial body that rises above the political forum.  They have made it as partisan a body as Congress and no amount of protesting, petitioning, posturing or complaining is going to get Thomas, Scalia or anyone else to recuse themselves if they are ill-inclined to do so.  The only remedy is impeachment and with this Congress, that is extremely unlikely to happen.  We must be prepared to expect the most blatantly political decisions from this Court as we cannot expect the President to appoint anyone of an equal stature from the left should there be a vacancy on the Court.  I am afraid that we are all in for big disappointments as decisions like Citizens United become the norm.

    And it feels like I'm livin'in the wasteland of the free ~ Iris DeMent, 1996

    by MrJersey on Thu Jun 02, 2011 at 06:54:35 PM PDT

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