Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

July 12th, 2024 - 12:42 am § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Thomas and Alito deserve to be impeached

Justice Thomas took millions in undisclosed gifts, and refused to recuse himself from Jan. 6 cases even though his wife was neck-deep in efforts to overthrow the 2020 election, even calling Trump’s chief of staff. Justice Alito also failed to report expensive gifts, including a luxury fishing [...]

July 9th, 2024 - 10:24 pm § in Law and Courts

The Supreme Court isn’t just partisan, it’s incompetent

“All of the United States’ most important governing institutions are failing at once. Congress has long been barely able to function. The Republican Party has atrophied into a cult of personality. The Democratic Party is unable to dislodge a senescent leader. And then there’s the Supreme C[...]

July 8th, 2024 - 4:46 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

What is “democratic recovery” and how does it work?

The phrase was coined by Prof. Corey Brettschneider of Brown University (photo, left; see his C.V. here), who studies past presidents who “posed great threats to democracy” and wrote a book on that subject (get it here). His idea is that pushback by citizens can, and did, rein in rogue president[...]

July 4th, 2024 - 7:34 pm § in America, Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Is the Supreme Court sowing political violence?

It has happened before. Some historians believe the 1857 Dred Scott decision, “the worst decision in Supreme Court history,” precipitated the Civil War (see Wikipedia article here). It certainly would be hard to outdo that one for inflaming passions, or identify an issue more likely to p[...]

July 4th, 2024 - 5:42 pm § in Law and Courts, Republicans

Girl, 13, shot to death by teen at Alderwood Mall

She wasn’t the intended victim. When an argument erupted between two groups of kids, and a 16-year-old boy pulled a gun and fired at someone, the bullet hit her instead and now her family has to bury her. The shooting happened at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, Washington, on July 3, 2024 (read st[...]

July 3rd, 2024 - 3:13 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Biden’s response to Supreme Court immunity ruling (video)

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July 1st, 2024 - 11:44 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

How alienated are voters? (video)

Okay, it’s a very informal and unscientific survey. A TV station sent out a reporter in Fort Pierce, Florida, to ask 18 random citizens about the Supreme Court’s immunity ruling and feel out who they’ll vote for in November 2024. What she learned is 17 of the 18 citizens didn’[...]

July 1st, 2024 - 11:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Liberals horrified by Supreme Court immunity ruling

Rachel Maddow: “This is a death squad ruling.” Nicolle Wallace: “Rule of law is dead.” Andrew Weissman: “This could not be a worse decision in terms of our country.” Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

July 1st, 2024 - 5:57 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

“Low Tax” Looper’s big mistake

On July 1, 2024, a date which may live in infamy, an out-of-control Supreme Court issued a ruling that shields presidents from criminal liability for anything that can remotely be deemed an “official act.” The ruling appears to give White House occupants a license to murder political opp[...]

June 28th, 2024 - 5:32 pm § in Law and Courts

Clarence Thomas wants to make addiction a crime

Justice Clarence Thomas is truly living in the 16th century. Now part of a Supreme Court conservative majority dragging American law backwards by overturning various precedents reflecting social progress, Thomas signaled in a recent decision he wants to reinstate status crimes. The court didn’[...]