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Verilli Not Administration's Worst Lawyer After All

JohnHanson Wrote: Apr 05, 2012 9:57 AM
An entertaining comment, for sure. You left out Brown vs. Board of Education, which overturned school segregation laws that had been duly constituted and passed by "strong majorities" of "democratically elected legislatures." However, same-sex marriage (which I oppose) would remain on the books in those states such as Maryland where it was the legislature rather than the courts that modified marriage to be between a groom and a groom as well as between a bride and groom.
The reason tea partiers carried signs saying "Read the Constitution!" was that we were hoping people would read the Constitution.

Alas, we still have Rick Santorum saying Obamacare is the same as what he calls "Romneycare"; the otherwise brilliant Mickey Kaus sniffing that if states can mandate insurance purchases, then we're "not talking about some basic individual liberty to not purchase stuff" (no, just the nation's founding document, which protects "basic individual liberties" by putting constraints on Congress); and the former law professor, Barack Obama, alleging that a "good example" of judicial activism would be the Supreme Court (in his...