Category Archives: Supreme Court

Supremes Sidestep Gay Families

Did they dodge a bullet or did we? I’m not sure, but I’m a bit relieved when the Supreme Court refuses to rule on a gay adoptions case, thus letting stand a ruling that came down in our favor. In … Continue reading

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Nobody’s Got Our Back

You may have noticed over the last few days that I failed to hop on the “filibuster Alito” bandwagon this weekend. Oh, I’ve blogged about his nomination, etc. But in the past week or so, the moderate head of steam … Continue reading

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Wyden Wises Up

File this under “once bitten, twice shy.” After being burned once by supporting a Bush nominee to the Supreme Court — namely, John Roberts and his vote to overturn Oregon’s physician assisted suicide law — Oregon Senator Ron Wyden appears to have … Continue reading

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Wanted: An Opposition Party

In repose to a previous post, commenter Steve writes: I wouldn’t like it either if I were in your shoes.  But the answer isn’t to nitpick every little thing along the way.  The answer is to come up with some … Continue reading

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Never Believe Them. Ever.

The Supreme Court upheld Oregon’s assisted suicide law today, and the issue will most likely be all over the news for the next day or so. What probably won’t get much mention is the lesson that the Court’s ruling should … Continue reading

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Ew. Grit.

Will America never get over its obsession with the swaggering cowboy archtype? Will we never stop romanticizing “rough edges” and waxing rhapsodic about the greatness of “grit”? This latest article about Supreme Court Nominee Sam Alito , extolling the virtues … Continue reading

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What is “Pro-Wife Extremism”?

After the 94/95 Republican takeover of Congress, I thought conservatives couldn’t get any crazier, based on some of the outrageous things they said and did. Boy was I wrong. They’ve got a new frame: “pro-wife extremism”. I kid you not.

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Nuclear Deal Done?

I know it’s unusual for a blogger, but I haven’t jumped into the discussion about Alito for a couple of reasons. One, I want to see what else there is to find out about him, as stuff is surely bound … Continue reading

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Miers Yoinked

Miers withdraws. And just in time to perhaps divert media attention away from the indictments expected to come down any day now. President Bush on Thursday accepted the withdrawal of Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers, according to a statement from … Continue reading

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Miers & Religion

The hubby came across this one in Newsweek and got a chuckle out of it, so he shared it with me. I came across it online and now sharing it with you. Technorati Tags: bush, courts, current events, politics, religion, … Continue reading

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Dobson Drops the Other Shoe on Miers

I mentioned earlier how I don’t trust James Dobson any further than I can throw him when it comes to his hemming and hawing about whether or not he received any assurances about Harriet Miers and what she might do … Continue reading

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Cram to Understand

Maybe it’s just me, and I’m sure I’m way out of line here, but if the Supreme Court nominee has to hit the legal books to cram for her confirmation hearing, shouldn’t that tell us something? While other Americans enjoy … Continue reading

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Dobson Deceives

I don’t care what James Dobson says, I won’t even consider believing it until he’s subpoenaed, and sitting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Possibly not even then. A prominent conservative supporter of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers … Continue reading

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Dobson Says the Darndest Things

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting blogger Max Blumenthal at the DemsTV taping. As we were chatting afterwards, Max mentioned something to me about James Dobson (yes, that James Dobson) saying that he thinks gay people should have … Continue reading

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Independent Gays for Janice Rogers Brown?

I officially give up. I will never understand conservative-leaning gays. Case in point, Stephen H. Miller of Independent Gay Forum (where comments and trackbacks have been turned off since I last visited; so many conservative bloggers seem to do that). … Continue reading

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