Skip to main content

Supreme Court Justices John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, and Anthony Kennedy

Here's one federal judge that doesn't appreciate what the U.S. Supreme Court is doing in the name of justice. Via Think Progress, Judge Richard George Kopf sounds off on the decision on his personal blog.
To most people, the decision looks stupid ’cause corporations are not persons, all the legal mumbo jumbo notwithstanding. The decision looks misogynist because the majority were all men. It looks partisan because all were appointed by a Republican. The decision looks religiously motivated because each member of the majority belongs to the Catholic church, and that religious organization is opposed to contraception. While “looks” don’t matter to the logic of the law (and I am not saying the Justices are actually motivated by such things), all of us know from experience that appearances matter to the public’s acceptance of the law. […]

Next term is the time for the Supreme Court to go quiescent–this term and several past terms has proven that the Court is now causing more harm (division) to our democracy than good by deciding hot button cases that the Court has the power to avoid. As the kids say, it is time for the Court to stfu.

What he said. Unfortunately, we already know that isn't going to happen. The injunction the court ordered on Thursday on another contraception case—which ignored the precedent the court had set just four days earlier in Hobby Lobby—means they'll be back at eviscerating women's rights next term.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Mon Jul 07, 2014 at 09:46 AM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Meteor Blades, paradox, Angie in WA State, Joe Bob, Bill in Portland Maine, Mogolori, Chi, TrueBlueMajority, mslat27, eeff, polecat, Matilda, dpeifer1949, hubcap, regis, Heart of the Rockies, dpc, opinionated, TracieLynn, rhp, whenwego, joe pittsburgh, hangingchad, TexDem, Dallasdoc, 2laneIA, wdrath, Jujuree, Chirons apprentice, Diana in NoVa, side pocket, tomjones, Wife of Bath, Emmy, rmx2630, oortdust, G2geek, Desert Rose, maybeeso in michigan, Bluesee, marina, caul, subtropolis, klamothe, OpherGopher, dewtx, ChemBob, SaraBeth, cspivey, markdd, jane123, sunbro, bjedward, Savvy813, Ekaterin, mightymouse, xaxnar, myboo, Kingsmeg, raptavio, cookseytalbott, koNko, arlene, wild hair, StrayCat, Lashe, Terminus, CA Nana, NancyWH, Eikyu Saha, Aaa T Tudeattack, NonnyO, out of left field, gloriana, FishOutofWater, deepeco, TrueBlueMountaineer, cyncynical, jnhobbs, Librarianmom, leonard145b, tj iowa, Assaf, Empower Ink, cville townie, fb, JDWolverton, misterwade, HappyinNM, Phil N DeBlanc, OleHippieChick, Sixty Something, Foundmyvoice, smrichmond, jakebob, moose67, Lujane, mayim, smartdemmg, catly, Gemina13, Womantrust, MinervainNH, FaithChatham, Diogenes2008, LaFeminista, Bule Betawi, buffie, pileta, don mikulecky, Carol in San Antonio, tari, papahaha, Denise Oliver Velez, Munchkn, GWinkler, karma13612, collardgreens, Larsstephens, Its the Supreme Court Stupid, FogCityJohn, NJpeach, gramofsam1, Susan Grigsby, blueyescryinintherain, kjoftherock, LOrion, Polly Syllabic, NM Ray, renzo capetti, kacemo, Puddytat, NYWheeler, nirbama, Otteray Scribe, Loose Fur, cocinero, soaglow, wrpereir, slice, grannygrey50, no way lack of brain, Onomastic, snapples, redlum jak, ebbet, yellow cosmic seed, I love OCD, ozsea1, Mr MadAsHell, FarWestGirl, mikejay611, Teiresias70, mrsgoo, marleycat, Carolyn in Oregon, BarackStarObama, wintergreen8694, enhydra lutris, Andrew F Cockburn, cjo30080, bakeneko, pwreid, ratcityreprobate, Sunspots, leftykook, jham710, MichaelNY, No one gets out alive, Laurel in CA, Monsieur Georges, YaNevaNo, Sister Inspired Revolver of Freedom, hulibow, Fredamae, BlueZone, tweeternik, OldDragon, ahumbleopinion, nellgwen, barkingcat, a2nite, Deep Texan, LittleSilver, belinda ridgewood, Lilredhead, Buckeye54, avsp, bigrivergal, Robynhood too, live1, Greenfinches, MugWumpBlues, jusjtim35, IamGumby, Linda1961, poopdogcomedy, HedwigKos, aresea, Yo Bubba, boudi08, echedgar, JerryNA, Homer177, northerntier, GreenMother, ET3117, librarisingnsf, amparo fan, Portia Elm, HSans, oslyn7, skepticalcitizen, palmer18, sfsteach, Rich Lyles, richardvjohnson, hamjudo, Dodgerdog1, eagleray, khanenburg, gordonio, luerwulf, occupystephanie, thanatokephaloides, Petered, heatherphillips315, JimValent, debris54, hbk, ridovem, kittie, ypochris, dcnblues, agitatednactivated, BMScott, raspberryberet, ddublu31, silverfoxcruiser, NewRomeIsBurning, bobcat41702, Doctor Jazz, Ksolomon, AKBear, RN that thinks, Blackwolf53, PurpleElectric, august88

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site