Tag Archives: John Roberts

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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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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Mo

Yesterday the Supreme Court issued two decisions that conformed with the facts and the law, the day before they issued one that willfully ignored both.  The difference was that Wednesday’s rulings primarily dealt with a social issue mostly devoid of … 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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A Good Start Validated

Recently this site has somewhat morphed into a version of That Was the Week That Was, minus the satire.  (Yes, I am old enough to remember the mid 60’s Americanized version of the early 60’s BBC show that introduced David … 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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Where Is The Problem?

Much has been written lately about voter suppression.  If you don’t believe that it is just a Republican strategy; simply examine the states that have enacted this type of legislation thus far in 2011 and explain why their legislatures are … Continue reading

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Playing The Fourteenth Card

In the last week or so there has been a plethora of discussion of Section 4 of the Fourteenth Amendment, some of it here.  I thought it was time to look at the implications of the Executive Branch invoking it. 

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