Posts Tagged ‘supreme court’
And the strip searches apply to people with minor infractions–not wearing a seat belt, failing to signal, disorderly conduct, failing to have your dog on a leash. This court, Justice Kennedy included, have ruled that the police can’t be bothered with figuring out who is a serious threat who needs to be searched and someone who forgot to buckle up. For a conservative court that professes concern about the overreach of “Big Government” this is quite an overreach–reaching right into your bum.
One of the through-the-looking-glass aspects of this court challenge is that conservatives are attacking an individual mandate that was introduced in 1993 by a Republican, championed by the conservative Heritage Foundation and implemented in Massachusetts by a GOP governor. That governor is now running around the nation denouncing a health care plan that was modeled on his own. Weird times, indeed.
The U.S. Supreme Court deals a huge blow to those fighting job discrimination, once again siding with a huge corporation against the rights of female workers at Walmart. Added to the moves of states, such as Wisconsin, to take away the rights of workers to collectively bargain, the gap between workers and their fat-cat employers just continues to get wider.
In the Bizarro World that is Washington politics, it’s apparently considered a liability for a judge to have empathy with other people, perps and victims alike. It seems the Right would prefer a robot umpire, devoid of human frailities like emotion and reason, to call ‘em like the original framers intended.