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Monday, February 29, 2016

HE SPEAKS

Clarence Thomas startled on-lookers and attorneys alike on Monday as he suddenly began speaking during oral argument ten years and one week after he last spoke up in court. 

Thomas started speaking by spontaneously stating "As I was saying..." before firing off a series of questions about the first and second amendment in a rather minor supreme court case involving whether a misdemeanor conviction in domestic violence case would bar someone from acquiring a permit to own a firearm and committing  a mass homicide. 

The NY Times Article is here. 

FREE MARY BARZEE
DOM's blog has a good account here of the news reports about why Senator Marco Rubio (Wimp, Florida) is not releasing her nomination to the district court. Last year in February 2015, Rubio joined fellow Florida senator Bill Nelson in recommending Barzee to President Obama who then nominated the former circuit court judge. 

Rubio didn't "misplace his blue slip" and Barzee's nomination didn't "slip the senator's mind." This is nothing more than Rubio following orders issued by Senator McConnell (R, Pluto)  to stall as many of President Obama's judicial nominations as possible. 



7 comments:

Not JAFI much longer said...

So you have no problem with the suspension of constitutional rights for the commission of a misdemeanor?

Who are these "misdemeanant in possession of a firearm" charges likely to be used against most often?

I thought we were trying to reduce the prison population?

Anonymous said...

My cat is truculent. This is becoming a problem.

Rumpole said...

I never said I had an opinion on the case before the court.

Anonymous said...

Would you expect anything else from Marco Stupido.....he's never shown up for work, and now he wants a promotion.

Anonymous said...

Sure you have an opinion -- "minor case"

If Thomas were not a conservative this would all be called racist and all sorts of newly minted words like micro aggression would be thrown about.

Not JAFI much longer said...

This bit of editorializing made it sound like you might have an opinion:

"acquiring a permit to own a firearm and committing a mass homicide."

Anonymous said...

Barzee should remember how the republicans are treating her when she takes the bench ... We need more liberal sentencing judges down here - New Yorkers would never stand for this crap. Either way she will get it in the end. Trump loves blondes and so does does clinton.