Thomas’ dissent, on the other hand, is important – for it is a window into a kind of thinking that is dangerous in its obtuseness. Thomas’ argument that SCOTUS lacks jurisdiction over Foster’s appeal has a distinctly protesting-too-much vibe to it. Thomas prattles on about res judicata for a few tiresome pages that few will read and with which even fewer will agree, before he cloaks his unwillingness to acknowledge racial bias in an absurd level of deference to the trial court. If I can paraphrase, Thomas’ reasons for dissenting were: 1) this isn’t my problem; 2) I don’t want to get involved; and 3) I don’t see anything wrong here. … [Read more...] about This Might be Clarence Thomas’ Most Appalling Opinion Yet
Could this person have suffered a serious heart attack, one-two hours before this ECG is taken? Is the histopathology report of his coronary arteries and heart muscle consistent with his death being due to acute myocardial infraction or coronary thrombosis? Whether a person who has died due to myocardial infraction could show significant congestion of the dura, liver, spleen, kidney, larynx, trachoa and Bronchi, lungs? Is it possible for this congestion of all his organs as mentioned in the post mortem report, to have taken place because of CPR administered at the time of his death? The Application then says that Dr. Kaul answered the first question in the negative, stating that “the ECG has no evidence of a recent myocardial infarction”. The answers to the other two questions also, it says, “almost conclusively destroy the official version of Judge Loya dying of a heart attack”. … [Read more...] about Judge Loya Case: CPIL Files Intervention Application, Cites New Expert Medical Opinion To Rule Out Heart Attack [Read Application]
“The use of the words ‘reason to believe’ in Section 147 has to be interpreted schematically as the liberal interpretation of the word would have the consequence of conferring arbitrary powers on the assessing officer who may even initiate such re-assessment proceedings merely on his change of opinion on the basis of same facts and circumstances which has already been considered by him during the original assessment proceedings,” the court said. … [Read more...] about Mere Change Of Opinion Of Assessing Officer Not A Ground For Reassessment: SC [Read Judgment]
Nobody understands this better than Republicans. After all, it's the reason they can keep winning elections despite the fact that most of the things they want to do are absurdly unpopular. Tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy, stopping any increase in the minimum wage, taking away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, opposing even universal background checks for gun purchases? These are not popular ideas. Yet Republicans don't spend a lot of time worrying about whether they're moving too far to the right, because they find ways, like stoking culture war issues and playing on racial resentment, that push them over the finish line. … [Read more...] about Opinion: Republicans are telling Democrats to move right. It’s dreadful advice.
President Donald Trump was "stating his opinion" in tweeting Wednesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should end the Russia probe — and it was "not weak for the President of the United States to state his opinion," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "It's not an order," Sanders told reporters at the daily briefing. … [Read more...] about White House: Trump ‘Stating His Opinion’ in Sessions Tweet