Saturday, April 02, 2011

throw out the fake umpires

During his confirmation hearing, Chief Justice John Roberts referred to SCOTUS justices as "umpires." Scalia and Thomas aren't umpires. They're playing for a team. Thomas, in particular, has committed impeachable financial offenses and conflict-of-interest offenses that most of my lawyer friends find unconscionable. He is literally in bed with the tea partiers. This week's Connick v. Thompson decision distorts the facts in the case to the point of ridiculousness in order to justify a particular ruling on a matter of law, and it shocks the conscience. I wish something in what I just wrote were hyperbolic, but unfortunately, if anything, I'm using restraint here.

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