March 30, 2009

Sykes boards the disinformation choo-choo

Threatening to "offer" a daily post from now until April 7, the ridiculous medium wave radio harlequin and "blogger" Charlie Sykes gets straight to fatuous dissembling from his initial bullet point:
[Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson] changed the court's standard for reviewing legislation to something called "rational basis with teeth" which essentially allows the justices to second-guess laws they don’t like ...
This is nonsense, and as early as 1976, the United States Supreme Court's most "conservative" members, including Chief Justice Burger and Justice Rehnquist, joined a majority opinion which described the probative nature of rational basis scrutiny as "not a toothless one."

Not toothless = with teeth. Nothing to see here. Bite me.

The local radio squawker's prodigious legal acumen is perhaps best demonstrated by his having accused the Wisconsin Supreme Court of "ignoring" the decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, despite its devoting nearly 50 pages to considering the decisions in question.

Why do these people have to lie? Are they that desperate? And is Randy Koschnick going to repudiate Charlie Sykes, as he's "pledged"?

Enquiring minds want to know.

In the meantime, Sykes should stick with his MPS expertise.

eta: Marquette Law's Prof. Rick Esenberg doesn't care for my post and in not caring for it proceeds to set fire to a couple of straw men.

1 comment:

non quixote said...

A headline saying that Sykes was "disembarking," from the train he has been riding for so long, would really get my attention.