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One of the prominent and infinitely fucking annoying libertarded memes of the last few weeks is the idea that the elections are being hijacked by “outside groups” that are able to anonymously fund political speech because of a nefarious SCOTUS decision (Citizens United v Federal Election Commission (PDF)) which enables these groups to spend unlimited […]

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2010-06-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Firearms + SCOTUS
McDonald Quotes by Justice Alito

More quotes from McDonald v City of Chicago: Self-defense is a basic right, recognized by many legal systems from ancient times to the present day, and in Heller, we held that individual self-defense is “the central component” of the Second Amendment right. (footnote removed) [. . .] In sum, it is clear that the Framers […]

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2010-06-02 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + SCOTUS
Does Not Compute

Joan Biskupic via USA Today: By a 5-4 vote, the justices said that once rights have been read and questioning begun, a suspect must clearly declare that he wants to remain silent and cannot simply be silent. If I have to speak up in order to be silent, what’s the fucking point of having a […]

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2010-05-22 :: madlibertarianguy // SCOTUS
I agree. And I Vehemently Disagree

Nathan Koppel via The Wall Street Journal: Kagan articulates the basic proposition that judicial review is a necessary and desirable bulwark against majority will. But, she writes, review should be exercised with caution. Though I absolutely agree with Kagan that judicial review is a necessary role in protecting Americans from the tyranny of the majority, […]

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2010-05-17 :: madlibertarianguy // Legislation + SCOTUS
A Slippery Slope

Justice Clarence Thomas via his scathing dissenting opinion of today’s United States v Comstock decision: The Constitution does not vest in Congress the authority to protect society from every bad act that might befall it.1 Well said. Too bad even those Justices who clearly see where this decision leads, a place where Congress has the […]

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2010-05-15 :: madlibertarianguy // SCOTUS
Even More Diverse Than I Thought

The other day I wrote a short one-liner about the new idea of diversity on the Supreme Court if Kagan is to be confirmed.  And today I find that it will be even more diverse than I thought.  According to Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal, “If she is confirmed, the nation’s nine most […]

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2010-05-12 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Government + SCOTUS
SCOTUS Diversity

I’m proud that we pay such close attention to diversity on our Supreme Court.

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