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May 16th, 2022 - 3:19 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Supreme Court: What’s lurking behind 3 leaks in 9 days?

A Supreme Court leak is highly unusual, but not unprecedented. Three leaks in nine days is unique in American history. The first leak was Alito’s draft on May 2. The second, on May 7, was inside information about the justices’ deliberations. The third, on May 11, was information that  c[...]

May 15th, 2022 - 5:39 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media

Dave Horsey explains Alito’s reasoning (cartoon)

The following by none other than Seattle’s own Dave Horsey, editorial cartoonist extraordinaire. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]

May 14th, 2022 - 2:36 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Clarence Thomas’s supreme hypocrisy

From Huffington Post, May 14, 2022 (see story here): “Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas clutched his pearls on Friday as he regarded Americans so distraught over the prospect of losing human rights in their country that some showed up at justices’ Washington-area homes to address the peo[...]

May 10th, 2022 - 1:32 pm § in Humor, Law and Courts, Racism

How to score in a tight baby market

Justices fixing to erase Roe v. Wade from the law have spoken of wanting to increase the “domestic supply of babies” (details here). Apparently there’s a shortage. I didn’t realize there’s an adoption market similar to the real estate market — it’s not somet[...]

May 9th, 2022 - 10:10 pm § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics

Where should protesters protest?

Let’s start with the First Amendment, which says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Gove[...]

May 9th, 2022 - 7:50 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

How to look like a bleating fool

“After protests erupted over the news that the high court is poised to gut the landmark abortion rights decision Roe v. Wade,” Huffington Post wrote, Clarence Thomas “chided Americans for being incapable of ‘living with’ rulings they don’t like and complained that a l[...]

May 8th, 2022 - 7:34 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

GOP contradicts itself again

Republicans who control the Supreme Court appear poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 abortion rights decision, on grounds the legality of abortion should be left to states. But along comes Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell saying Congress could arrive state laws allowing abortion. McConnell [...]

May 8th, 2022 - 1:11 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

The GOP’s new Public Enemy #1

The leaker. “This lawless action should be investigated and punished to the fullest extent possible, the fullest extent possible,” Mitch McConnell, who engineered the GOP’s takeover of the Supreme Court, roared on the Senate floor last week (see story here). Except it wasn’t “l[...]

May 7th, 2022 - 12:59 am § in Humor, Law and Courts, Politics

Is Ted Cruz the Zodiac killer?

Ted Cruz, who’s never going to be president and opined without evidence that a “liberal” law clerk leaked Justice Alito’s draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade (see story here), has never denied being the Zodiac Killer. His wife hasn’t denied he’s the Zodiac kille[...]

May 5th, 2022 - 3:59 pm § in Law and Courts

The issue that’s bigger than abortion

It’s true the conservative justices likely to overturn Roe v. Wade are right-to-lifers. But there’s more going on. While legal analysts like to refer to them as “strict textualists” (i.e., if the Constitution doesn’t explicitly state something, it isn’t there), it[...]