It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that U.S. Supreme Court justices voted along party lines when approving, on a 5-4 vote, the expansion of strip-searching guidelines to include anyone who’s been arrested for any offense and is en route to jail.
Three days of Supreme Court arguments over the health care law demonstrated for all to see that conservative justices are prepared to act as an alternative legislature, diving deeply into policy details as if they were members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.
Scalia’s opinion is actually quite thrilling in enunciating an extremely broad definition of the free speech rights of minors. But it is simply bizarre in dismissing the claimed harmful effects of violent depictions while still insisting on the strictest puritanical view of the dangers of sexual imagery.
The Senate confirms Alito as the nation’s 110th Supreme Court justice after the hastily conceived filibuster attempt of Sens. Kerry and Kennedy. | story Buzzflash: “There is no ‘center’ support for Alito’s actual positions…. There’s just support for an image the Republicans created…of a harmless guy with a wife driven to tears.” | editorial