22 January 2010
SCOTUS first amendment ruling
The latest decision in this line is a lot to wrap one's mind around, all 183 pages of it. Weren't we just going through a collective national paroxysm about how many pages there are in some of the health care bills and nobdoy can be expected to read these things? Its easier to read through such legislation than these opinions, IMHO.
Here's the gist of it if you're impatient.
Here's a set of reactions. They react, so you don't have to.
The President is unhappy.
So, as it happens, is his erstwhile opponent, Senator John McCain, whose name is on the law under evisceration here.
One more link, because I'm on a link-farming roll: what will it all do to the midterm election campaign? Click there for some informed guessing.
And here, in a spirit of nostalgia, is a link to what I said about a June 2008 decision by SCOTUS in the same line of post-Buckley cases.
Knowledge is warranted belief -- it is the body of belief that we build up because, while living in this world, we've developed good reasons for believing it. What we know, then, is what works -- and it is, necessarily, what has worked for us, each of us individually, as a first approximation. For my other blog, on the struggles for control in the corporate suites, see www.proxypartisans.blogspot.com.