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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Supreme "Fuddy-Duddies"

In today's New York Times, Maureen Dowd notes how the Supreme Court doesn't hesitate to make sweeping decisions that take the country into uncharted territory when it comes to right wing policies such as declaring corporations to be people so that they can corrupt our democratic system with tons of money. But when it comes to the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians, then the Court wants to run away from the issue. As I wrote yesterday, shame on all of them. Dowd:
Swing Justice Anthony Kennedy grumbled about “uncharted waters,” and the fuddy-duddies seemed to be looking for excuses not to make a sweeping ruling. Their questions reflected a unanimous craven impulse: How do we get out of this? This court is plenty bold imposing bad decisions on the country, like anointing W. president or allowing unlimited money to flow covertly into campaigns. But given a chance to make a bold decision putting them on the right, and popular, side of history, they squirm...If this court doesn’t reject bigotry, history will reject this court.

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