Tag: Supreme Court

Would you rather see Mitch McConnell shot, hanged or beheaded?

Would you rather see Mitch McConnell shot, hanged or beheaded?
Let’s assume that Mitch McConnell is tried and convicted of being an enemy of democracy and a traitor to this country and the Constitution. It’s not much of a leap. McConnell has committed any number of atrocities worthy of death.  We have to rule out torture though, as it violates the whole “cruel and unusual”... Read more »

Antonin Scalia was a great Supreme Court justice and I don't know why I keep smirking when I think of his empty chair draped in black

Antonin Scalia was a great Supreme Court justice and I don't know why I keep smirking when I think of his empty chair draped in black
Antonin Scalia was a Supreme Court justice.  That’s more accurate than saying that he was a great justice, which he was not.  Now that we’ve laid him to rest, let’s get real. Ted Cruz thinks Scalia should be replaced by a justice who is at least as screwed up as his predecessor.  While there’s no... Read more »

Same sex marriage and the queers in black robes - Part II

Same sex marriage and the queers in black robes - Part II
If you read my last piece on gay marriage , you may wonder why Part II here refers to it as same sex marriage.  I’m wondering the same thing myself. I don’t know if one is more acceptable or less politically incorrect than the other.  I’m not even sure I know the difference between Oriental... Read more »
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Gay marriage and the queers in black robes

Gay marriage and the queers in black robes
Gay marriage was a hot topic at the Supreme Court last month with oral arguments presented by both sides.  If you’ve asked yourself why there are ANY sides to the idea of two people getting married, you may not be alone. Isn’t it enough that a couple has to hold their breath when the officiant... Read more »

Hobby Lobby isn't just your hobby headquarters

Hobby Lobby customers may soon be required to sign a compliance form, indicating that their religious views coincide with those of David Green, CEO and founder of the company. Beyond that, the 95-page Opinion of the Court (SCOTUS) delivered by Justice Alito may have far-reaching, unforeseen and unintended consequences for years to come. I had... Read more »

Hobby Lobby isn't just your hobby headquarters anymore

Even though the outcome of this case was highly predictable, it still has me scratching my head.  It may take a few more days for me to come up with anything clever to say about it. In the mean time, here’s something from a fellow ChicagoNow blogger who was able to think of some interesting... Read more »
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Illinois' concealed carry law nears due date

Illinois lawmakers have until June 9 to come up with guidelines for its gun-toting citizenry. After that date, it could be argued that with no law in place, anyone not specifically prohibited from owning a firearm-like convicted felons-is allowed to carry a .38 Special in his or her waistband. Illinois AG, Lisa Madigan got an... Read more »