Archive for the 'USSC' Category

So it begins

by @ Tuesday, June 6th, 2006. Filed under Constitutional Rights, News, USSC

Eviction proceedings have begun in New London, CT.
To the residents on New London who are having their homes stolen “to promote the common good” (read: “generate tax revenue”), I have these words:
Article [II.]
A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall [...]

FEC rules that bloggers are journalists

by @ Friday, November 18th, 2005. Filed under USSC

Read the ruling here.
Score a small one for the First Amendment.
Of course, this wouldn’t even be an issue if the USSC had struck down the McCain-Feingold Bipartisan Anti-Free Speech Act as unconstitutional.

More Post-Kelo Shenanigans

by @ Friday, October 7th, 2005. Filed under Politics, USSC

Hat tip: Vulture’s Row. Cross-posted by Nicki at Constitution Death Pool.
In recent years, there has not been a more disasterous ruling handed down by the US Supreme Court than Kelo v. New London. In Kelo, the Supreme Court ruled that local governments had carte blance authority to steal acquire private land from [...]

Rubbing salt into the wounds

by @ Thursday, August 18th, 2005. Filed under Politics, USSC

Cross-posted at Constitution Death Pool.
This past June saw a gross travesty of justice known as Kelo v. New London handed down to us by the Supreme Court. In accordance with Kelo, local government may now seize private property and give it to whomever they damn well please, so long as they do it under [...]

Rehnquist Hospitalized

by @ Wednesday, July 13th, 2005. Filed under Politics, USSC

News agencies are reporting that U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, who has been battling cancer for some time now, has been hospitalized with a fever. For whose who may not know, developing unexplained fevers while undergoing chemotherapy is generally considered to be a bad sign.
Hopefully, he will recover, but I think it’s [...]

O’Connor retiring from SCOTUS

by @ Friday, July 1st, 2005. Filed under News, Politics, USSC

Various news agencies are reporting that Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has announced her retirement from the Supreme Court.
My prediction:

Bush will once again disappoint conservatives by nominating a moderate.
or
The Dems in Congress will filibuster their little hearts out until 2008.

Either way, the chances of getting a real conservative - one who will use the Constitution as [...]

The “Great SCOTUS Land Grab” has come to Texas

by @ Saturday, June 25th, 2005. Filed under News, Politics, USSC

So it begins. The Great SCOTUS Landgrab has come to Freeport, Texas, where the city is attempting to seize three properties based on Kelo v. New London.
In all honesty, though, it took them longer than I expected.
Freeport moves to seize 3 properties
Court’s decision empowers the city to acquire the site for a new marina
By [...]

Latest PETA asshattery

by @ Friday, June 24th, 2005. Filed under News, USSC

New York Times supports Kelo v. New London

by @ Friday, June 24th, 2005. Filed under News, Politics, USSC

In an editorial in the New York Times, the paper acknowledged support for the controversial decision to strip homeowners of their property rights. First, let us take a look at the editorial, then let’s take a look at the real reason the Times supports this decision.
June 24, 2005
The Limits of Property Rights
The Supreme Court’s [...]

SCOTUS Update

by @ Thursday, June 23rd, 2005. Filed under Politics, USSC

The text of this unconstitutional decision can be found here.
Michelle Malkin is all over this.
Michael at GayOrbit weighs in on this issue as well.
The folks over at Protest Warrior are very pissed about this.
To prove that politics does indeed make strange bedfellows, the folks over at Democratic Underground are also a bit upset by this.
My [...]

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