Friday, June 13, 2008

New Hits From The Supremes

Well, the Supremes have issued their Gitmo ruling and, as expected, it was a 5-4 decision upholding the rule of law against the dictatorial tryanny endorsed by the Bush administration. Or something hyperbolic like that. Anyway, the usual players lined up in the usual places and, as usual, there were three or four opinions written. Scalia, the mosthyperbolic jurrist on the court, said that more Americans will surely be killed as a result of the ruling. As if that was the issue being argued. This is the same guy who says that torture is constitutional because it's no actually a punishment. Is this guy on crack or what?

But the real treat is awaiting the court's Second ammendment ruling, which will come any day now (likely it will be the last ruling they hand down for the year). It seems pretty clear that they will vote against the District of Columbia and uphold the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms. Good for them. We are now just waiting to see how far they will go with ther ruling.

At this point I'm just waiting to see how many concuring and dissenting opinions there are. I could actually see as many as seven. But in the interest of gaming I'm making a proclaimation:

I'm setting the over/under at four.

That should get the action going.


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