March 27, 2009

Reductio Paddy absurdum

Usually, courts have to defer to lawmakers' judgments on policy, as long as they're rational.
14th Amendment scholar Patrick McIlheran
There's just a wee bit more to it than that. If this was all there was to it, James Inhofe (R-OK) would never get to sponsor a single bill.

Earlier: McIlheran's Guide to the U.S Constitution


Anonymous said...

Here's another brilliant legal mind:

[Mo. Lt. Gov.] Kinder criticized the report for suggesting that only issues championed by conservatives motivated domestic terrorists. The report “slanders” opponents of abortion and critics of illegal immigration, he said.

“Under the guidance of the present director, who apparently must think it is [Gov.] Nixon’s secret service, the Department of Public Safety has taken on the new and sinister role of political profiling,” Kinder said.

Also troubling, Kinder said, the report makes no mention of Islamic terrorists or those who might subscribe to ideologies associated with liberals, such as environmental radicals.

illusory tenant said...

That's funny. But the militia profiling sounds about right.