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In Topic: SCOTUS Decisions - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

07 April 2020 - 05:46 PM

The reich-wingers of the activist Roberts court overrule two other courts.


Until Monday night, the Supreme Court had been moving gingerly, sitting on a tinderbox of blockbuster cases and carefully navigating the new Covid-19 world.

All that changed when the court issued its first order related to the pandemic after a long day of ricocheting legal briefs concerning Wisconsin's pending primary. Instead of a quiet compromise in the age of coronavirus, the court split 5-4 along ideological lines, in a stinging loss for Democrats and a signal that between now and November the Supreme Court's path may not be smooth as the pandemic continues to cripple sectors of the country and voting disputes multiply.

The majority opinion was unsigned, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg penned a fiery dissent for the liberals, saying at one point the reasoning of her conservative colleagues "boggles" the mind.

At issue Monday was a request to the justices to review a lower court ruling that extended Wisconsin's absentee voting deadlines in part because requests for absentee ballots were exploding and voters expressed fears of contamination and spreading the virus if they had to vote in person.

Republicans asked the justices to put that ruling on hold, while Democrats said they feared a ruling against them would disenfranchise voters and risk public health.

In an unsigned opinion, the Court's five conservatives saw the case as a "narrow" dispute on a "technical question." They stressed court precedent that discourages the changing of election rules so close to an election.

In Topic: Political humor

07 April 2020 - 04:49 PM

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In Topic: Republican Party has ‘flat out lost its mind’

07 April 2020 - 04:49 PM

View PostAnBr, on 07 April 2020 - 04:24 PM, said:

Expect the "now is not the time for politics" card that Republicans ALWAYS pull when they f*** up and are getting called on it.

In Topic: Coronavirus

07 April 2020 - 04:45 PM

Be sure to have your barf bags ready for this one. Gag reflex challenge starts around 0:17. See if you can hang on for a 10 count.

In Topic: Coronavirus

07 April 2020 - 04:19 PM

View Postpnwguy, on 07 April 2020 - 02:31 PM, said:

This. The Republican Party bears a lot of this responsibility from their McConnell/Boehner driven refusal to do ANYTHING that Obama might prioritized. "If they're for it, we're against it" was the mantra starting before Jan. 20, 2009.


By February 28, it was too late to exclude the coronavirus from the United States. It was too late to test and trace, to isolate the first cases and halt their further spread—that opportunity had already been lost. It was too late to refill the stockpiles that the Republican Congresses of the Tea Party years had refused to replenish, despite frantic pleas from the Obama administration. It was too late to produce sufficient ventilators in sufficient time.

Proper funding for the Money couldn't get approved for the Strategic National Stockpile because the Tea Party wing dug their heels in and forced the moronic and brainless sequester.