Tag Archives: Constitutional law

To my friends grieving over Justice Scalia’s death

Dear friends, I’m sorry for your loss. If you’ll accept the condolences of this bleeding heart tree hugger. Justice Scalia and I didn’t always see eye to eye (though I agreed with him in Kelo v. New LondonĀ and Kyllo v. … Continue reading

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What’s another word for anchor baby? Citizen.

When listening to the ideas coming out of the Republican primaries, my heart stopped for a minute. With the exception of Jeb Bush, it appears that the candidates want to repeal the 14th Amendment. My first child was born in … Continue reading

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Obamacare violates my First Amendment Rights!

The Constitution cannot be read in a vacuum. See Christine O’Donnell and her being laughed at at a debate because she asks “where in the Constitution is the separation between church and state?” The Constitution must be read, at the … Continue reading

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DOMA, Prop 8, and mootness

On Friday, the Supreme Court decided to hear two cases related to marriage equality: a case related to whether the federal government has to respect state law’s regarding marriage and case asking whether a law preventing consenting couples to marry … Continue reading

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Repeat After Me: ERA

Repeat After Me: ERA. Zelda in her blog calls for feminists to write, call their congresspersons, and speak out about the ERA. So here I go. What is the ERA? It’s the Equal Rights Amendment. It was written in 1923 … Continue reading

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I picked a side. I’m not apologizing.

Here comes the whining. I just read Unwind by Neal Shusterman, and it was pretty awesome. Medium length young adult novel short, in a dystopic world, abortion is illegal, but parents can decide to “retroactively abort” their kid when they … Continue reading

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Oh Todd Akin. You’re so funny!

Generally, I don’t think laws should be based on morality. I feel this way because I acknowledge that morality is an individual standard. You might think it’s moral to declaw your cats. I might not. You might think it’s moral … Continue reading

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Today I learned a had a new reader of my wee little corner of the internet directed here from a website called scoop.it. I had never heard of scoop.it before, and I’m still not exactly sure what it is. It … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter explains civil rights

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/coulter-civil-rights-blacks-immigrants-201633682–election.html This is just so stupid that I don’t even know what to say. Oh wait, yes I do!

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What’s next?

So I’m watching all the news of the attempts by politicians across the country trying to erode women’s rights, in particular women’s right (or the right of any person with a uterus) to an abortion. Whether or not you personally, … Continue reading

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