Repeal the 1965 Civil Rights Act

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  1. Aaron

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  2. church mouse guy

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    The court wants a police state where you can only do what you are told in spite of your own conscience. Everyone knows that these are setup cases. Personally, I think that the American Psychological Association should re-classify this as a mental disorder instead of saying that it is normal as they did in 1975. There is nothing normal about the NM Supreme Court on this issue. The courts want to limit the Bill of Rights.
  3. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    They already have ...

    This article was written in 1996, and in the ensuing 17 years, things have only gotten worse.

    We have examined the Supreme Court opinions over the past three terms [1993-96] and have identified 26 cases that presented the Supreme Court with issues of fundamental individual liberties and the proper limits of government power. Our main findings on the state of the Supreme Court are as follows:

    1. The current Supreme Court in general has a fairly good record in protecting individuals against violations of their basic liberties and curbing excesses of government power. In the 26 cases over the past three terms presenting clear conflicts between individual liberty and government power, the Court supported individual liberties in 19 cases (73 percent).

    2. The Court is precariously balanced, with a bare majority siding with individual liberties in specific cases. Of the 26 cases we considered, 15 were decided by a 5-4 vote (including 11 of the 19 pro-liberty decisions), so that the appointment of a single justice could alter the Court's balance that today tends to favor liberty.

    3. Few of the justices applied a consistent presumption in favor of liberty. Of the current Court members, Justices Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor-typically considered the Court's "centrists"-along with Justice Clarence Thomas, voted most consistently to uphold individual rights and to strike down excessive government power, each doing so in more than 70 percent of the cases.

    4. The justices least likely to support civil and economic liberties were Justices Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the two Clinton appointees, who voted to uphold government power in more than 60 percent of the cases.

    We begin our analysis by summarizing the role the framers assigned to the courts in our constitutional system. We then apply that framework to the current Supreme Court and individual justices.

    This article goes on to enumerate the current bent of state and federal courts nationwide. It is indicative of what you have said, CMG. We're in trouble.

    I'd urge everyone, conservative, liberal or in-between, to read through this piece. It opened my eyes, and I consider myself pretty cognizant of where the courts are headed. I seem to be mostly right, but the downhill slide is steeper than I thought.
    #3 thisnumbersdisconnected, Sep 7, 2013
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