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Justice Roberts Pleads: 'Lie to Me'

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Ruble Noon, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Ruble Noon

    Ruble Noon "Cracker"

    Feb 18, 2009
  2. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    Roberts just said: "Boy did these politicians sell you a bill of goods. Use the political process to do something about it, not the court"


  3. RussP

    RussP Moderator

    Jan 23, 2003
    Central Virginia
    I like that.
  4. Brucev


    Jul 19, 2009
    Anyone who wants to pretend that this matter was not appropriate for the sc to strike down in whole is either a fool or a liar.
  5. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    They didn't want to read it either .....

  6. evlbruce


    Nov 3, 2003
    Roberts held the the door wide for any crazy notion that Congress can cook up, provided they can cover it in the General Welfare clause.
  7. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    But that's always been so ...

    It's up to the electorate to control congress.

  8. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

    May 19, 2005
    They don't even need to make the argument. Roberts will make (has made) it for them. Textbook definition of legislating from the bench a.k.a. judicial fiat.

    Under this decision there is no law that can be found unconstitutional, provided that a majority of justices percieve said law as having implied a tax/penalty/fee/surcharge/suggested donation/tithe/offering/etc...
  9. evlbruce


    Nov 3, 2003
    If by always you mean only after the mid-30s, then yes. As hard as it is to imagine there was a time when the SCOTUS did strike down government overreach.
  10. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    It also means if the slugs win the tipping point over the producers, we're toast. .... :frown: