The Tsunami Hits Shore (March 24, 2014)
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LS “The sea change that became a tsunami last year is now a groundswell and a ground march on First Street in Washington. Federal Circuit Courts are akin to military divisions. In the 10th Circuit encamped out West in Denver, a pair of cases from Utah and Oklahoma is hitting the trail back East. One from Texas is parading through the 5th Circuit in New Orleans north to the Big Uneasy in D.C. In the capital of the former Confederacy in Richmond, a case in Virginia is also marching north through the 4th Circuit to the capital of the Union. The 6th Circuit in Cincinnati will review a decision from Michigan that joins the marching orders issued by another District Court Judge.”
N “Seems to me that they should be more concerned about their finances in Michigan. And seems unfair to the folks in the Northeast.”
LS “The 1st and 2nd Circuits in the Northeast are left out in the cold. With all the Circuit Court Judges opining on the issue, there are likely to be inconsistencies. A dispute between the Circuits or a constitutional issue gives the Supremes an opportunity to visit an issue.”
N “As I understand it, the Supreme Court only works part-time and can decide what to decide. That’s the gig to have.”
LS “Despite the outpouring, the Supreme Court could still repudiate history.”
N “The libertarian in me seeks to keep the government out of our lives. The civil libertarian in me wants every individual to be treated equally. The taxpayer in me is tired of funding the foolishness and fear. This Republic has bigger problems.”
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[LS: Law Student; N: Neighbor]
[See the “e-ssay” titled The Sea Change Is Now A Tsunami (March 11, 2013).]
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