June 30, 2006 by susan

It's a bumpy ride with those Supremes. One day we get bonked with a bad ruling on Texas redistricting, and the next we get a boost with the good ruling on Gitmo tribunals. A boost described as "fantastic," "amazing" and "remarkable" by human rights lawyers.
As friend Michael Anderson points out, "in the courtroom on Thursday, the chief justice sat silently in his center chair as Justice Stevens, sitting to his immediate right as the senior associate justice, read from the majority opinion. It made for a striking tableau on the final day of the first term of the Roberts court: the young chief justice, observing his work of just a year earlier taken apart point by point by the tenacious 86-year-old Justice Stevens, winner of a Bronze Star for his service as a Navy officer in World War II."
Yeah, take that kid. And Justice Stevens, what ever the secret is to your vigor, don't stop now.

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Marilyn (not verified) | June 30, 2006 - 6:31pm

Alas, good news for the long weekend. The Supreme Court's
vote on Gitmo tribunals. The laundry was hung out
on the "right line" which, of course, is the "left line." Whatever.


soolen (not verified) | June 30, 2006 - 7:32pm

You're right, the Powerline ( is the right line, and thus the wrong line and the clothesline is the left line and thus . . .

Anyone else getting the feeling that the Rove magic isn't quite taking this time around? I had three guys here today to install an AC, and all of them voted for Bush, now want a clean sweep in the fall. They're mainly pissed over the growth of government and the staggering debt, the things they say had them voting Republican, back when. They were even on to Pawlenty's fee (not a tax) scam here in MN, and scorned gay marriage as a threat, said they're sick of the lies about Iraq, don't know why we went there when we should have gone after Osama in Afghanistan. And so I predict a sea change in the mid-terms, based on my random sampling of three air conditioning installers -- which I wouldn't have to use if Al Gore . . . aw hell.