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    Supreme Court is going to take up political redistricting
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    Supreme Court is going to take up political redistricting
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    Quote Originally Posted by bronconick View Post
    Supreme Court is going to take up political redistricting
    As much as I want Maryland to be redistricted, this is a function of the legislature, not the courts.

    If we don't like how the Dems have divided Maryland, we need to vote more Republicans in, or at least get rid of the Senate President Mike Miller who holds all the political power in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    As much as I want Maryland to be redistricted, this is a function of the legislature, not the courts.

    If we don't like how the Dems have divided Maryland, we need to vote more Republicans in, or at least get rid of the Senate President Mike Miller who holds all the political power in the state.
    As with EVERYTHING that is up to the legislative branch, the courts can tell them they went too far.

    Courts are not going to make up the lines, they will tell the legislative guys to do it again, within the bounds of the US and state Constitutions.

    Can we stop this "legislation from the bench" BS? There HAS to be bounds on what can be done, and that's the WHOLE POINT of the higher court system. Remember check's and balances are 3 branches in balance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    As much as I want Maryland to be redistricted, this is a function of the legislature, not the courts.

    If we don't like how the Dems have divided Maryland, we need to vote more Republicans in, or at least get rid of the Senate President Mike Miller who holds all the political power in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    As much as I want Maryland to be redistricted, this is a function of the legislature, not the courts.

    If we don't like how the Dems have divided Maryland, we need to vote more Republicans in, or at least get rid of the Senate President Mike Miller who holds all the political power in the state.
    I don't remember why, but I had occasion to look at Maryland's congressional districts recently and I have to say it is quite an impressive piece of work. Which isn't to say there aren't tons of heavily gerrymandered others, but it does sort of stand out as a particularly spectacular example.
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...2de_story.html

    SCOTUS rules that rejecting trademarks that disparage others violates the First Amendment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...2de_story.html

    SCOTUS rules that rejecting trademarks that disparage others violates the First Amendment.

    I think they got this right.
    Guess that means the Redskins can get their trademark back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alfablue View Post
    As with EVERYTHING that is up to the legislative branch, the courts can tell them they went too far.

    Courts are not going to make up the lines, they will tell the legislative guys to do it again, within the bounds of the US and state Constitutions.

    Can we stop this "legislation from the bench" BS? There HAS to be bounds on what can be done, and that's the WHOLE POINT of the higher court system. Remember check's and balances are 3 branches in balance.
    Ahhh, but is it the responsibility of the court to inject itself into partisan politics? The only "right" I have lost is having a reasonable expectation that a GOP candidate running in MD 8th will win. Is that a right guaranteed in the Constitution?

    In another case SCOTUS struck down a NC law prohibiting registered sex offenders from accessing social media sites.
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    Re: Power of the SCOTUS IX: The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the SCOTUS nine that day

    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    Ahhh, but is it the responsibility of the court to inject itself into partisan politics? The only "right" I have lost is having a reasonable expectation that a GOP candidate running in MD 8th will win. Is that a right guaranteed in the Constitution?
    If the actions violates someone right's, of course it is. Does not matter one side or the other. Can't bias the gerrymandering based on race- we've been through that before. SCOTUS has ruled that gerrymandering based on party is somewhat ok. But not race.

    It will be interesting to hear the SCOTUS's opinion on who and what rights were violated. I don't exactly buy yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    In another case SCOTUS struck down a NC law prohibiting registered sex offenders from accessing social media sites.
    Which was the easiest call they've made all term. That was a blatant violation of the 1st Amendment.

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    Which was the easiest call they've made all term. That was a blatant violation of the 1st Amendment.
    I suspect the SCOTUS is going to also side with sex offenders in the lawsuit over Minnesota's sex offender program:
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    Fixed that for you. Nobody plays the "just asking questions with a strong hint of silent disapproval" act better than Fishy. I suggest leaving it to him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LynahFan View Post
    Now, now. Don't sell Joe short - he is a champ in this arena. The limerick I made up for him in that other thread:

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    As Cornell grads go, you don't hold a candle to Kepler. He may out vitriol you in certain matters, but at least you can follow and understand his opinions, even when we strongly disagree.

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    If 3 people can be called "parent" why can't they get married? It's coming, I'm giving it 10 years.

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    It was plainly obvious what you were getting after. It's also plainly obvious that after 2 years, Obergefell still chaps your hide, and so you go after it with the tired slippery slope argument, "If same-sex marriages are OK, then why not polygamy?"

    The state has a legitimate financial and legal interest in keeping polygamy illegal. Not so with same-sex marriages.

    Please Joe, you don't have to hide your distaste for the decision. Just admit you don't find it natural, and/or the Bible says it's a sin, and that's how you try to live. It's perfectly fine (wrong, but fine).
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    As Cornell grads go, you don't hold a candle to Kepler.
    Unfortunately for you, I'm complimented just being mentioned in the same sentence - thanks!

    To simplify
    Not needed. My dead grandmother could see where you were heading with that one.

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    LOL. Money is speech. Won't make any difference.
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    If 3 people can be called "parent" why can't they get married? It's coming, I'm giving it 10 years.
    It may be coming. But this is not a harbinger -- marriage and parenthood have never been identical, and their overlap waxes and wanes with hemlines.

    Let me ask you something, though. Let's say there were several studies with impeccable methodology that cast serious doubt on the hypothesis that having 2 parents was better for children. The ideal number turned out to be, let's say, odd to prevent deadlocks.

    Honestly, would you consider re-evaluating your position?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    I suspect the SCOTUS is going to also side with sex offenders in the lawsuit over Minnesota's sex offender program:
    http://www.startribune.com/minnesota...urt/423234353/
    Good that program is wrong. The intention is good but the State doesnt get to lock you up for the same crime twice and that is exactly what that program does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    It may be coming. But this is not a harbinger -- marriage and parenthood have never been identical, and their overlap waxes and wanes with hemlines.

    Let me ask you something, though. Let's say there were several studies with impeccable methodology that cast serious doubt on the hypothesis that having 2 parents was better for children. The ideal number turned out to be, let's say, odd to prevent deadlocks.

    Honestly, would you consider re-evaluating your position?
    What does The Bible and its sequel Jesus Boogaloo say on the matter? That is what joe is gonna answer...
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