Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Oh, fuckety fuck fuck fuck

There goes the country.

You can say this makes me a "liberal" if you feel the need for simplistic categorization -- but I, for one, care about silly things like individual liberties and the Ninth and Fourteenth Amendments.

Silly me.


At January 31, 2006 at 9:21 AM, Blogger Micah said...

Well, if "turning back the clock" (a phrase I've heard waaaaay too much) means no more idiotic and anti-property rights Kelo-like decisions, sign me up.

Worst SCOTUS decision in years.

At January 31, 2006 at 9:26 AM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

True that. Kelo was straight out of left field.

I'm all about keeping the government out of our yards/lives/etc.

At January 31, 2006 at 11:51 AM, Blogger lakhawk said...

That last comment makes you a libertarian, not a liberal. God rot you and your flaunted immorality!

Now the real question...if Justice Alito's first name was Susan, but otherwise [s]he had all the same views, would you feel the same way? And can you honestly say you preferred the hodgepodge of concurrences that always accompanied an O'Connor "majority" opinion?

Oh well, at least you managed to avoid the term "Scalito."

At January 31, 2006 at 12:03 PM, Blogger The Law Fairy said...

I do have a tendency to lead innocents astray!

I'd be less upset if he was a woman, so you have a valid point -- not that there's anything wrong with wanting at least two of nine of the most powerful positions in our country to be filled by qualified people who actually make up the majority :)

But it's not just the gender thing. I may be proven wrong, who knows, but there's something I don't like about Alito. I can hear the gasps already, but I just don't think he's all that great a judge. Smart, sure -- but I think he gets the law wrong for the wrong reasons. That's what worries me, particularly with controversial bills like the Patriot Act for the Court to contend with.

And don't you go talkin' smack about my Sandy! Ross, where are you to back me up??


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