The Absolute Perils of Absolutism

There are obviously times (e.g. time of war) in which the needs of the many trump the absolute right of the one. One cannot yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater, Oliver Wendell Holmes famously observed. In this case, we must turn to Abraham Lincoln’s understanding: the Declaration is the fundamental founding document. Continue reading

“Free Speech Wins Big” in McCutcheon Ruling? It’s FALSE NEWS!

The news hit the political front with the expected clash of ideologies. The left was appalled at yet another blow that would flood the political process with a tidal wave of cash. The right hailed their newfound “freedom” to extend their political reach with that tidal wave reaching across the … Continue reading

Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Contraceptive Coverage Mandate in Health Care Law

On Tuesday the Supreme Court agree to hear a case based on the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act. The question at stake is whether employers can refuse to provide their employees with mandated contraceptives if the employers have religious objections to contraceptives. Supreme Court justices have agreed to review two … Continue reading

Where is the Justice for the Black Boy in America?

The verdict in the George Zimmerman trail has added to the question which has been going back and forth in our legal system since the days of Reconstruction. The question: What is the value of the Black boy in America? George Zimmerman being found not guilty I believe, has sent a … Continue reading

The Alter Boys Continue to Despise the People and their Votes

Rather than openly gut the Voting Rights Act, they merely poison it so that it cannot be used.[ Way to go, Supes! One of those “too clever by half” Machiavellian dodges they specialize in. Continue reading

You Can’t Patent Human Genes

Suddenly information is THE commodity, and information can’t be bought and sold if it’s free information. That’s the fundamental train wreck hiding in the makeup of the Information Age: the commodification of information versus freedom of speech and thought…. Continue reading

In Quiet Ceremony, President Obama Takes Oath

In a private ceremony attended by his wife and two daughters, President Obama was sworn into office fpor his second term, at the White House just before noon today. Only Michelle Obama, holding her family Bible, and the couple’s daughters, Malia and Sasha, stood beside Mr. Obama, in the grand … Continue reading

First Monday and First Day in October

the Supreme Court has shown a marked propensity for the twisting of plain language, a la the plays of Aristophanes — most specifically, The Frogs and The Clouds — but then if they weren’t supreme rationalizers they wouldn’t be the supreme lawyers (pronounced in the South, properly, as “liars”) of the United States of America. Continue reading