Earlier this week the US Supreme court gave the State of California a serious spanking. The court ordered the State of California, via its 5-4 ruling in Brown v. Plata, to decrease its prison rolls by 30,000 to 46,000 inmates within the next 2 years. Why? Because the California state prisons were ruled to be in violation of the Constitution’s 8th amendment which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment....more
Starting a new business is not for sissies. I've begged friends to forward my site to their buddy list, stopping short of telling them that Bill Gates will reward them for doing it, I've been featured in "The New York Times" and put blogs up everywhere, this is taking longer than I would like. There are obvious short cuts to getting attention. Some of the more well known ones are:
Live in Arizona and offer yourself up as a presidential candidate "if there's no one else to do the job." Okay, Sarah, I'll do it. You can go home, put on your waders and fish...more
Linda Chavez, Chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity, was asked to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee during Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing. The first Latina ever nominated the the United States cabinet (under Reagan) had some sobering words for the ambitious Sotomayor in her recent Townhall column:
My message today is straightforward.
If nomination hearings are political theater, then a Supreme Court nomination hearing must rank as Capitol Hill's version of Broadway (or at times, the Met.) In that context, Judge Sonia Sotomayor's star turn ranks as one of the most highly-anticipated debuts in American political history.
Six years ago, 13-year-old Savana Redding was called to the principal's office because another girl claimed she had given her prescription strength ibuprofen in violation of the school's strict "zero tolerance" drug policy.
I cheered to myself this morning when I heard that the jury had awarded Anucha Brown Sanders $10 million dollars in her sexual harassment suit against Isaiah Thomas and Madison Square Garden. In her press conference yesterday she said something like, "I brought the suit for all working women."
I was struck by the irony that this suit was settled the same week that Clarence Thomas is back in the news, saying that Anita Hill's description of his illegal sexualized behavior was false.
When Associate Justice Clarence Thomas was nominated to the Supreme Court, back in 1991, his supporters wove a narrative about him that emphasized his character, intelligence and education, instead of more traditional qualifications such as experience before the Court or on the bench. Thomas had only been a judge for 18 months before the nomination, and had run two federal agencies and worked as a Congressional aide before that.
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