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Thread #112313 Message #2374989
Posted By: pdq
26-Jun-08 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: DC Gun Ban Banned
Subject: RE: BS: DC Gun Ban Banned
It's interesting to see how the US Supreme Court really works.
All decisions are political.
There are four committed Liberals: Souter, Breyer, Ginsburg and Stevens. They will always support the standard Liberal agenda such as affirmative action and gun control.
There are four traditionalists who never get far from the original intent of the Constitution. They are Roberts, Alito, Thomas and Scalia. Fans of The Court once said that Scalia was the most brilliant thinker but he now has equals in Roberts and Alito.
That leaves Kennedy. He is the least impressive member of The Court, but he is sorely responsible for the 5 to 4 decisions. He sided with Ginsburg, and we got the dreadful Kelo Decision. He sided here with Scalia this time, and we got some support for gun ownership and the right to defend ourselves.
Amazing that wishy-washy Kennedy can change his mind and the entire country is affected.