“Romney – O’Bama Care” Wins 4 – 4 (July 2, 2012)
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C1 “To no one’s surprise, as head umpire, Justice Roberts called 78 strikes and retired 26 batters. Then, in the bottom of the ninth inning, he came out of left field, called four balls, and allowed the runner to advance home and win the game. Some vocal fans of the winning team who might have stormed the field were left non plussed because the decision did not add up. Roberts knows how to call a game. He knows that the season is young, the All Star game remains and the Division playoffs and World Series await. The game is not over. The game is just starting.”
C2 “Justices Kennedy, Thomas, Alito, and Scalia could have joined in Robert’s early calls and advanced their agenda. Should we laud him for protecting the integrity of the court, whatever that is today.”
C1 “Whatever that is. A generation ago, critics said that the Commerce Clause allowed anything not patently insane to pass constitutional muster. Just about everything that Congress does is a tax in some fashion. Thus, now is everything done by Congress that is not patently insane constitutionally copacetic.”
C2 “There should be some limits.”
C1 “Who cares about legal nuance. Laws are concocted on an Etch A Sketch®; the provisions are as pliable as Play-Doh®.”
C2 “Something isn’t right.”
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Bumper sticker of the week:
I seem to recall entering law school already thinking like a lawyer and exiting law school still thinking like a human being.