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  •  Rachel said Sotomayor obviously enjoys taking on (20+ / 0-)

    Scalia, that when Scalia said "racial entitlement" Sotomayor leaned forward to look down the line of justices to glare at him. And that the back and forth between the two of them was really enjoyable.

    So at least the scumbag is catching some hell from someone else on the bench.

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    by teresahill on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 03:37:46 PM PST

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    •  They really need to put this on TV (2+ / 0-)
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      I can't remember the arguments for why they don't allow cameras in the court but it seems like they are hiding something from the public with this policy.


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      by bobinson on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 04:06:52 PM PST

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      •  The Justices themselves have not allowed it to (2+ / 0-)
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        happen, is my understanding.

        Remember the SCOTUS is the head of one of the 3 branches of Government (it's the only Court specifically named in the Constitution) and has considerable ability to determine such things regardless of what anyone else thinks.

        US Constitution, Article III, Sections I & II

        Article III
        SECTION 1.

        The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.

        SECTION 2.

        The judicial power shall extend to all cases, in law and equity, arising under this Constitution, the laws of the United States, and treaties made, or which shall be made, under their authority;--to all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls;--to all cases of admiralty and maritime jurisdiction;--to controversies to which the United States shall be a party;--to controversies between two or more states;--between a state and citizens of another state;--between citizens of different states;--between citizens of the same state claiming lands under grants of different states, and between a state, or the citizens thereof, and foreign states, citizens or subjects.

        In all cases affecting ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, and those in which a state shall be party, the Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction. In all the other cases before mentioned, the Supreme Court shall have appellate jurisdiction, both as to law and fact, with such exceptions, and under such regulations as the Congress shall make.

        The trial of all crimes, except in cases of impeachment, shall be by jury; and such trial shall be held in the state where the said crimes shall have been committed; but when not committed within any state, the trial shall be at such place or places as the Congress may by law have directed.


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        by Angie in WA State on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 05:44:59 PM PST

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        •  I see Congress in a few key and pivotal phrases (2+ / 0-)
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          as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish.
          and
          under such regulations as the Congress shall make.
          and
          as the Congress may by law have directed.
          Nowhere and Nohow does the Constitution call for judicial review.

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          by ozsea1 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 06:33:53 PM PST

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          •  if there's no judicial review (0+ / 0-)

            why is there a specific clause for bypassing/overruling it?

            the purpose of the second amendment is to promote a well-regulated militia, in the same sense that the purpose of the first amendment is to promote a well-informed electorate.

            by happymisanthropy on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 07:29:02 PM PST

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