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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    WRONG! Its was GW Bush who said its just a goddam piece of paper! Obama never said that!

    Actually, Bush never said that. But don't let reality change your view.

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    Originalists are basically conservative political activist judges. They pretend to know that the Framers were thinking 250 years go. They use flimsy evidence to do so. In other words, they use originalism as an excuse to rule based on their political agenda. This makes their rulings very predictable and without accountability, as we saw with Scalia.


    Here's an example: Scalia thought that the Framers thought that corporations had rights that people have. The result was Citizens United -- one of the most ridiculous decisions in the history of the SCOTUS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by decedent View Post
    Originalists are basically conservative political activist judges. They pretend to know that the Framers were thinking 250 years go. They use flimsy evidence to do so.
    Yeah, the words and writings of the Framers themselves.

    Real flimsy evidence.

    In other words, they use originalism as an excuse to rule based on their political agenda. This makes their rulings very predictable and without accountability, as we saw with Scalia.
    Scalia wasn't perfect, but he was probably the finest jurist to ever sit on the Supreme Court.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Yeah, the words and writings of the Framers themselves.

    Real flimsy evidence.

    Where did the Framers write that corporations have rights that people have? They didn't, of course, but Scalia decided what their opinion was. It happened to be the same opinion he had. What an amazing coincidence!


    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    Scalia wasn't perfect, but he was probably the finest jurist to ever sit on the Supreme Court.
    Speaking of predictable....
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    Quote Originally Posted by decedent View Post
    Where did the Framers write that corporations have rights that people have? They didn't, of course, but Scalia decided what their opinion was. It happened to be the same opinion he had. What an amazing coincidence!
    You don't even know what Citizens United affirmed, do you?

    Scalia had 30 years on the Supreme Court and all you can do is focus on one case you don't even understand.

    Hilarious... and predicable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by decedent View Post
    Originalists are basically conservative political activist judges. They pretend to know that the Framers were thinking 250 years go. They use flimsy evidence to do so. In other words, they use originalism as an excuse to rule based on their political agenda. This makes their rulings very predictable and without accountability, as we saw with Scalia.


    Here's an example: Scalia thought that the Framers thought that corporations had rights that people have. The result was Citizens United -- one of the most ridiculous decisions in the history of the SCOTUS.
    I agree with you about Citizens United.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyz View Post
    Justice Ruth Ginsburg denigrated our Constitution a ways back. Can you imagine a sitting SCOTUS judge saying that publicly. We live in strange times.
    We certainly do -- but they are interesting times, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Strangelove View Post
    WRONG! Its was GW Bush who said its just a goddam piece of paper! Obama never said that!

    Snopes, if you give that website any credibility, says that is false.
    Alea iacta est

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    The 14th doesn't grant birthright citizenship.

    Can you cite to any SCOTUS case on point?

    The 14th focuses on protecting the newly freed slaves.

    Quote Originally Posted by Crepitus View Post
    Liberals BTW do not hate the constitution, that's your team.

    Conservatives hate the 1st amendment, it keeps them from discriminating against people they don't like.

    They hate the 14th amendment because it grants birthright citizenship and let more brown people into their country.

    They hate the 16th amendment because it grants Congress the power to collect income tax.

    They hate the 17th, they want the states to pick senators, not the people.

    A decent portion of the evangelicals want to repeal the 21st so the 18th will be back in effect. Prohibition baby!

    They want religion in public schools, and they are likely to get it now.

    In fact, the only portion of the Constitution that I see conservatives supporting without fail across the board is the 2nd.
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    That is a silly distortion of what originalism is.

    Quote Originally Posted by decedent View Post
    Originalists are basically conservative political activist judges. They pretend to know that the Framers were thinking 250 years go. They use flimsy evidence to do so. In other words, they use originalism as an excuse to rule based on their political agenda. This makes their rulings very predictable and without accountability, as we saw with Scalia.


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