Tag Archives: Anthony Kennedy

Corporate Personhood Should Equal Personal Responsibility

Two recent Supreme Court ruling, (Citizens United and Hobby Lobby), appear to reinforce the concept of corporate personhood.  (Which brings to mind an interesting set of questions: Is a corporation “conceived” when one of its founders thinks about forming it?  … Continue reading

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A Political Ruling Cloaked As Individual Freedom

If anyone thinks I’m done with Hobby Lobby they are sadly mistaken; keep watching this space!  Sadly that was not the only bad decision the Supreme Court rendered as it headed for the exits on Monday.  Today I’d like to … Continue reading

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An Affront To Personal And Religious Freedom In America

An axiom of modern day life is to not write when you are angry.  Well I am and with good reason.  I will try to contain my anger but if it comes through so be it, it is with good … Continue reading

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The 646

In the 2012 election cycle 646 political donors maxed out under the rules that were in place on aggregate contributions.  Wednesday the Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision in McCutcheon v Federal Elections Commission decided that was an affront to … Continue reading

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Until June

Tuesday the Supreme Court heard simultaneous oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius during a 90 minute session.  Anyone who tells you they know how the Court will ultimately rule is lying, but it … Continue reading

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Get Out Of The Way

Thomas Paine is credited with originally penning the phrase, “Lead, follow or get out of the way,” in the 18th Century.  That advice would be well heeded by the Senate Republicans in today’s 113th Congress.  They are incapable of leading, … Continue reading

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The Court Took The Cop Off The Block

The only thing a well funded candidate for public office who is not pure of heart needs to fear is the voter on Election Day.  The plan for years for those who are committed to serving their financiers with total … Continue reading

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Certain, Uncertainty

To paraphrase Franklin D. Roosevelt, when it comes to the Supreme Court the only thing that is certain is uncertainty.  That was never truer than in the aftermath of last week’s oral arguments about Obamacare. I’m in a brave mood … Continue reading

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Validated

The dominant story in the news this week is the Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in the health care matter.   I will not get into the legal matters in depth here because that cannot be handled well in a brief … Continue reading

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It Takes A Thief

I’m showing my age again but an Indiana court verdict last week reminded me of an old English proverb I learned because of the late 60’s television show, It Takes a Thief, starring a then young Robert Wagner.  The adage … Continue reading

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