Did The Supreme Court Do This On Purpose?

August 5, 2010

It’s high time Americans stood tall, question with boldness, fend for what they believe, American values, principles, it’s for damn sure the liberal media won’t lift a hand.

Did the Supreme Court energize America’s people by recovering the Second Amendment from near extinction by the progressives, restoring it’s place amongst our most cherished rights? As Jefferson once said: “A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercise, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.  Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.” —- Thomas Jefferson’s advice to his 15 year-old nephew Peter Carr 1785

Boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind, what we need more than anything else today — to stand before tyranny and stare it down.

Looking at Missouri and Michigan primaries Tuesday, it sure looks like it.

Court To Rule On Sarbanes-Oxley And Gun Rights

June 28, 2010

UPDATE: Alito writes the opinion — Five Justices agree the 14Th Amendment incorporated through the due process clause incorporates the 2nd Amendment into all states and local government’s laws. Alito, in the part of the opinion joined by three Justices, concludes that the 2d Amendment is incorporated through the Due Process Clause.

The Second Amendment now applies to state and local laws and regulations.

The McDonald opinion is here:

UPDATE II: And, while not addressing standard of review, the Court repeatedly describes the right to bear arms as fundamental.

The Supreme Court could strike down a key part of a 2002 corporate reform law and extend gun rights in the United States on Monday when the justices issue their final rulings of the term.

In eagerly awaited rulings, the nation’s highest court is expected to decide the constitutionality of a national board that polices auditors of public companies and whether gun rights extend to every state and city in the nation.

Stay tuned, SC orders are supposed to be handed down starting 10:00 AM, but not clear the order, or what will actually be decided today.

The End Of Miranda Warnings ?

June 2, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that suspects must tell police explicitly that they want to be silent to invoke Miranda protections during criminal interrogations, a decision one dissenting justice said turns defendants’ rights “upside down.”

A right to remain silent and a right to a lawyer are the first of the Miranda rights warnings, which police recite to suspects during arrests and interrogations. But the justices said in a 5-4 decision that suspects must tell police they are going to remain silent to stop an interrogation, just as they must tell police that they want a lawyer.

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