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  •  Do you hurt yourself when stretching (6+ / 0-)

    for that distant horizon, D.O.C.?

    Crookshanks comment has been made by "your side" regarding Thomas and Alito on firearms law:  

    FFS, if one of them just died or retired, all this gun bullshit would go away, as Obama's next appointment would vacate SYG, Castle, Concealed Carry and handgun/semi-auto/big magazine possession as soon as possible.  
    Five to four, and up your ass Roberts.

    Let's say Ruth Bader decides to retire, and Obama gets one by the Senate.  Most Justices, true-to-form, become increasingly independent of "their masters".  
    No guarantee, that on legal principal alone, the Right to Privacy - extrapolated from the 4th Amendment (the one we've ignored with the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act) - will be upheld on other substantive issues:
    "Being secure in person and effects".

    Let's say there's a case before the SCOTUS: US v. Jane Doe involving searches done by the Government's 3-letter agencies.  (TSA, ICE, DEA, et al).

    The Court, with Obama's new appointee, accepted the claimed "compelling interest" of the Government; and in this case, the State and/or Contractor in detaining Ms. Doe, and forcing a body search upon her.

    Thus vacating a woman's right to personal, ie: corpus, privacy.

    A majority opinion, delivered by a fire-breathing big government is good, liberal democrat, who also believes the 4th Amendment doesn't apply against firearm searches... due to "compelling interest".  
    Bloomberg et al, in the Stop-n-Frisk argument would be an excellent example of cited "compelling interest".

    Be careful of what you wish-for.

    The country was in peril; he was jeopardizing his traditional rights of freedom and independence by daring to exercise them.” ~ Joseph Heller, Catch-22

    by 43north on Tue Aug 20, 2013 at 06:51:35 PM PDT

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