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Stephen Breyer

Looking For Another Souter

May 1, 2009

I’m not going to lose sleep tonight because Justice David Souter is retiring at the end of the next session of the Supreme Court.  I’m sure his last magnanimous acts for posterity will simply blend in and be as meek as most of his acts over the last 18 years he’s been on the court.   He’s never a swing vote, [...]

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Gun Rights Preserved by One Vote

June 26, 2008

The Supreme Court has obviously been a little bipolar lately… who am I kidding?  Justice Kennedy wants to be the powerful/swing justice on the court as he voted today with the Four Good Justices to uphold the Second Amendment.  It was a Scalia v. Stevens battle, with Scalia happily on the winning side.  Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a [...]

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Gitmo Detainees Get Their Day in Court

June 12, 2008

And the Constitution gets its day on the toilet paper roll!  The Supreme Court was about as off-base and dangerous today as as they were in Dred Scott.  POWs held at Gitmo will, for the first time in our history, be allowed to have access to civilian US courts during wartime. These are five Supreme Court Justices [...]

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Hey Voter, Show Me Your ID!

April 28, 2008

The Roberts Court ruled today that Indiana’s Voter ID law is constitutional in a 6-3 decision by amply justifying that IDs  serve “the valid interest in protecting ‘the integrity and reliability of the electoral process,’” according to the majority. I’ll let you guess which three were in the minority… Give up?  Stephen “International Law” Breyer, [...]

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