Monday, June 27, 2005

Grist for the Storage Locker

Weblogs are so handy to keep track of articles relavant to face-to-face debates. Justices Affirm Property Seizures
The argument here was which party's appointed judges, Dems or Reps, were the majority. Some friends swore that it must have been the Reps who voted for eminent domain as this is the easiest way to give more to rich corporations. I said that the conservative justices were the minority that actually stood firm on individual property rights. Guess who was right?
Stevens was joined in the majority by Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, David H. Souter, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Stephen G. Breyer.
O'Connor was joined in her dissent by Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. They wrote that the majority had tilted in favor of those with "disproportionate influence and power in the political process, including large corporations and development firms."

Am I biased in my selection of articles for my collection? Damn straight, brothers and sisters. That's the beauty of having your own blog, and I highly recommend it.

No comments: