Month: May 2009

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The Wait to Reach Rock Bottom Is Over

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On May 27, 2009
When I see that Sonia Sotomayor’s competence is being questioned by John Yoo — you know, the guy who constructed a farcical argument that a Constitution that gave Congress numerous specific powers over warmaking was actually intended to replicate monarchical executive power? And did so to justify an arbitrary torture regime? — I…what else can […]

North Korea Getting Blustery

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On May 27, 2009
Egads. North Korea, facing international sanction for this week’s nuclear test, threatened on Wednesday to attack the South after Seoul joined a U.S.-led initiative to check vessels suspected of carrying equipment for weapons of mass destruction. The threat came after South Korean media reported Pyongyang had restarted a plant that makes weapons-grade plutonium. U.S. President […]

Upholding Prop H8

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On May 26, 2009
I assume that many of you have heard that Proposition 8 has survived judicial review (but isn’t being applied retroactively.) I think the decision was both inevitable and probably correct on the merits, so I don’t have a lot to add. Hopefully it won’t survive another electoral cycle… Share

A kind of progress

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On May 26, 2009

Assuming Sotomayor is confirmed, the SCOTUS is going to have only one Protestant justice, along with six Catholics and two Jews. (And Stevens appears to be the most nominal of Protestants, as he doesn

IB explains, saving you the trouble of listening to them throughout the process: Extremism Activism Results-orientism Lack of Merit (due to being Hispanic a woman an “affirmative action hire”) Non-Judicial in Temperament Heck, Even the Liberal New Republic® etc. etc. In addition, the primary source of evidence adduced for her “activism” is the potential that […]

Natural born killers

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On May 26, 2009

One problem with pointing out that if torture and preventative detention are such nifty tools in the fight to keep Americans “safe” why aren’t we using them against common murderers,

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It’s Sotomayor

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On May 26, 2009

A few random thoughts/links about the big news you may have already heard about, Obama tapping Sonia Sotomayor as his first pick: It’s a good, solid pick. Not a home run like Karlan would have b

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