Dems celebrate the pending retirement of Pat Leahy by applying the Republican-established blue slip policy over their hilarious whining…
In the spirit of bipartisan comity, let me say that Chuck Grassley can eat 20 buckets of shit
Remember when Chuck Grassley was head of the Judiciary Committee, and was famous for his commitment to bipartsianship and the impartial application of existing rules
Republicans are currently arguing that Dems should change the rules to give her a unilateral veto over a circuit court seat, and the amazing thing is that with Leahy in control this argument worked

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13 Jan
Republican Majority of the Supreme Court arbitrarily re-writes statute to conform to anti-vaxx Republican orthodoxy…
This, from Gorsuch's concurrence, is remarkably cynical bullshit. The "major questions" and "nondelegation" doctrines do not protect the authority of the people's elected representatives, they arrogate power to the judiciary, with today's case being a perfect case in point. Image
And given that the Court has to ignore the text, purpose and structure of the statue to reach today's ruling, why would anyone think a second bite at the apple would go any better?
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Rare winter quarter case of a major constitutional ruling coming down while I'm teaching con law
One the one hand, the no justice is willing to put their name on the lawless majority opinion, Bush v. Gore style; OTOH the dissenters issue a rare jointly signed opinion ImageImage
This is simply the meat of the case. The OHSA did exactly what Congress empowered it to do in very clear and explicit terms. That should be the end of this case. Image
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Human discourse was a mistake Image
Doug Schoen! Jesus Christ, this Hunan Centipede sequel is the most disgusting one yet
Forever in debt to your priceless advice Image
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Holmes is an interesting character the Theranos story is also about what willfully gullible rubes so many of our nation's overcompensated and underachieving elites are
And of those who aren't rubes, too many (cf. David Boies) are amoral nihilists who will squash anybody so their great-grandchildren can get an extra zero on their inheritance
Crucial to Holmes's ability to attract capital and thirsty old men was her intuitive understanding that having the superficial characteristics upper-class people associate with talent and success is more important than actually having any talent…
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Sad that someone as smart as Prelogar has to spend her time answering idiotic questions from some of the worst Dunning-Kruger cases in history
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