The Ugly Souls Of The Supreme Conservatives

By: Sunday June 30, 2013 10:45 am

The conservatives on the Supreme Court use reason as a weapon in their political struggle. Think of it as intellectual leprosy.

 

In 5-4 Decision Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Voting Rights Act

By: Tuesday June 25, 2013 8:30 am

In Shelby County v. Holder, the Supreme Court struck down section 4 of the Voting Rights Act in a 5-4 decision. The majority opinion was delivered by Justice Roberts who was joined by the three other conservative justices with Kennedy providing the winning vote.

Late Night: Judicial Temperament, and Not

By: Thursday February 28, 2013 8:00 pm

It’s funny, albeit in the most depressing possible way, to hear Washington “journalists” discuss Supreme Court Justice (!) Antonin Scalia’s cartoonish hostility to the Voting Rights Act in terms usually reserved for, well, jurists, when Scalia and the Majority he leads are nothing of the kind. Wasting time talking about things we imagine Supreme Court Justices must thoughtfully consider as they contemplate scuttling fifty years of precedent is, as we’ve previously seen, patently ridiculous, when we know in advance Nino and the Gang are going to whatever it is their political movement currently needs at the moment, which is, among other things, a lot less of that messy ol’ democracy thing.

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