Okay, there's going to probably be a long nasty fight over replacing
O'Connor. I've been hit up for money for the fight by MoveOn, People
for the American Way, and various branches of the Democratic Party.
Who, in your opinion is likely to be most effective in the fight to
make sure the court stays reasonably moderate? Or moderately
reasonable. Whatever. Have also posted this in my LJ
As a birthday present Molly gave me a cool column on that recent Supreme Court decision about eminent domain. I stayed out of discussion of it because I couldn't quite articulate why it seemed wrong; she does a lovely job here. And then, there's this paragrah
The justice who nailed this one was Sandra Day O'Connor, bless her. She
wrote in dissent: "The beneficiaries are likely to be those citizens
with disproportionate influence and power in the political process,
including large corporations and development firms. As for the victims,
the government now has license to transfer property from those with
fewer resources to those with more. The Founders cannot have intended
this perverse result."
Yes, definitely an iron.
No doubt this blog will suddenly increase dramatically in popularity. Myself, I'm studying this page.