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Upcoming SCOTUS Cases: Bullwinkle the Moose Vs. Hovercraft Hunters


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, moose, banking, double jeopardy, First Amendment, unions, affirmative action, voting rights, Eighth Amendment, death penalty, choice )

Joanne
- 1262 days ago - politicsplus.org
Posted by SoINeedAName on TomCat's blog. As most of us recall, the new term for the Supreme Court begins on the first Monday in October - today!



   

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Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday October 5, 2015, 11:36 am
An analysis which keeps me reading and interested, which i am afraid none of your sources did. Great post!
 

JL A (281)
Monday October 5, 2015, 11:38 am
Excellent analysis! Thanks Nameless (and Joanne for posting). This week has a CA Supreme Court case on whether or not the voters get to vote on the proposition to undo the damage of the Citizens United ruling from SCOTUS…
 

Joanne Dixon (37)
Monday October 5, 2015, 11:57 am
Fisher v UTex Austin - Actually I kind of like the U Texas at Austin's admission policy. It's almost Solomonic but doesn't involve killing a baby.

Evenwel v Abbott - Republicans wanting to count only voters doesn't seem to have made its way to Florida, where they are proposing to eliminate Colleen Brown from Congress by redistricting in such a way as to pack her district with prisons.

I think Justice Sotomayor's comment on the Death Penalty was an understatement. There are plenty of supporters of the death penalty who would be thrilled to see ALL inmates burned alive, regardless of the offense. Just read the comments, even on primarily liberal sites, on any article which touches on prisons remotely.

I do hope Bullwinkle is following the case from the relative safety of Frozen Falls, MN (or wherever it was). I wouldn't want him to be in Alaska right now.
 

Arielle S (313)
Monday October 5, 2015, 12:23 pm
Perhaps we need to revise all the amendments? I suspect we could simply add the phrase - "this applies to everyone with common sense and decency but not to those who are operating with less brain power than a banana".
 

Gene J (286)
Monday October 5, 2015, 12:30 pm
That would be Frostbite Falls, I think, Joanne. Somewhere north of my little northern suburb. Then again, during my childhood most of the state qualified for that title,or so it seemed to me, except for July in which we sweltered and the grass went brown, then disappeared. No lawn watering in those days and certainly not on farms.

"Emphasizing, yet again, the need to GOTV – “Get Out the VOTE!” – because the next president will likely have the responsibility to fill several anticipated vacancies, given the ages of several justices."

Notably absent is anything regarding the real voting crisis in this country, reinstituting the Voting Rights Act provisions for those states formerly subject to it and since last term, busily proving SCOTUS was wrong in relieving them of the duty to make voting possible for everyone, not just 1%ers. Quite true though is the idea that Democrats need control the White House for the next four terms because adding another maniac to SCOTUS would scuttle civil liberties forever, or longer. Along with most everything else the 99% hold dear.
 

Pat B (356)
Monday October 5, 2015, 12:48 pm
Love what Justice Sonia Sotomayor said about the Death Penalty! I second that.

Thank you, Nameless and Joanne for getting this great post out here. Plenty of good reads.



 

Darren W. (1)
Monday October 5, 2015, 1:11 pm
The first two amendments need some amending, or removal. . .
 

David C (80)
Monday October 5, 2015, 1:50 pm
always interested in issues the court will be hearing
 

Animae C (507)
Monday October 5, 2015, 6:37 pm
Noted
Thanx
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Monday October 5, 2015, 7:02 pm
The New York Times has an opinion piece on the cases in this session. Interesting reading. I have not had a chance to read your links yet as I am trying to finish tomorrow's articles.
 

Lona G (66)
Tuesday October 6, 2015, 3:11 am
Thanks, Nameless, for an excellent post, one that is now bookmarked for further reference when the cases are taken and ruled upon in due time. I'm sure this SCOTUS is going to do everything in it's power to make a lot or Republicans happy and give the GOP candidate(s) a push.

I noted that the article started with some of last terms rulings that were favorable towards liberals; funny how one or two of these at the end of term tends to make us forget the terrible rulings like Hobby Lobby and on the safety zone around an abortion clinic. I'm sure it works the other way around for Republicans though, so we're bound to see a lot of rulings going their way "to make up for it".
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday October 6, 2015, 6:07 am
Thanks, Lynn.
 

Mitchell D (82)
Tuesday October 6, 2015, 4:48 pm
I love what Arielle said!
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 7, 2015, 7:28 am
Kick all of the Republicans on the Supreme Court OUT!!! Thanks, Joanne
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 7, 2015, 8:59 am
Noted
 

Janet B (0)
Wednesday October 7, 2015, 1:19 pm
Thanks
 

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday October 7, 2015, 1:49 pm
Thank you.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday October 7, 2015, 3:30 pm
Noted. Thank you for the article.
 

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday October 7, 2015, 3:46 pm
Sadly, this is common practice in Alaska; it's just a matter of whether you get caught or not. They had a big controversy in the '80's over hunting wolves by aircraft, and it seems they are still doing it, legal or not. But, hey, if our government can hunt people with drones, then I guess those animal killers figure they've got it made, no matter if it's moral, or not. My question is, why don't they just pick a desolated area and all go out and kill each other? At least it would be more equal.
 

Sheila D (28)
Wednesday October 7, 2015, 3:48 pm
Sadly, this is common practice in Alaska; it's just a matter of whether you get caught or not. They had a big controversy in the '80's over hunting wolves by aircraft, and it seems they are still doing it, legal or not. But, hey, if our government can hunt people with drones, then I guess those animal killers figure they've got it made, no matter if it's moral, or not. My question is, why don't they just pick a desolated area and all go out and kill each other? At least it would be more equal.
 

Denise D (31)
Thursday October 8, 2015, 3:13 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting this article, Joanne. I really hope the moose hunter loses again!
 
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