Monday, February 25, 2008

Ramifications from the BUSH SELL-OUT Continue...

...to stack up against us. The latest is that the Supreme Court has disallowed additional time for our side of the argument while allowing weasel Solicitor General Paul Clement an additional 15 minutes. This from Legal Times:
In a brief order on today's order list the Supreme Court dashed the hopes of gun rights advocates who hoped to have two lawyers and additional time arguing their cause before the Supreme Court when it hears arguments in the historic case D.C. v. Heller March 18.

Without explanation, the Court denied the motion of Texas Solicitor General R. Ted Cruz for argument time on the side of Alan Gura of Gura & Possessky, who has argued the pro-Second Amendment position from the start of the case.

But the Court did agree to give Solicitor General Paul Clement 15 minutes to argue, in addition to the 30 minutes for each side in the case.

The Court's action can be read as a small but not insignificant victory for supporters of D.C.'s handgun control ordinance at issue in the case.
This comes on the heels of Democratic candidate Barack Obama's parroting of the Solicitor General's brief in his attempts to hide his "turn 'em all in, Mr. and Mrs. America" real beliefs:
The senator, a former constitutional law instructor, said some scholars argue the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees gun ownerships only to militias, but he believes it grants individual gun rights.

"I think there is an individual right to bear arms, but it's subject to commonsense regulation" like background checks, he said during a news conference.
In short, the consequences of the BUSH SELL-OUT are looming ominously large...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

From my cold dead hand

clayflingythingy said...

This issue was always going to be decided by 8 men and 1 woman.

I'm not sure what you are trying to say here. The "Bush sell-out" has already influenced the court, and as a result a negative ruling is certain?

I have been saying all along this case could go against an individual rights interpretation.

Since none of us has a working crystal ball we may as well adopt a wait and see attitude.

Michael Bane said...

What I'm trying to say is embodied in this quote from the Pigs in ANIMAL FARM:

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than the others."

The Bush White House did NOT have to insert itself into this case, and the overwhelming expectation was that if the Bushies chose to be heard, they would file in OUR favor...after all, we were the swing vote who elected the sorry SOB in the first place.

By deciding to come in against us, the Bush Solicitor General — who is unequivocally the more equal animal here — has the potential to push the Court strongly in favor of D.C. Moreover, the Solicitor General has given the Court a bluepring for "having it both ways," being for "individual rights" but with the caveat, as noted by Senator Obama, that the government should be allowed to ban anything it wants for any reason it can think of.

Before the Solicitor General's brief was filed, this was an argument that had not yet been thought of. So, no, I don't have a crystal ball either, but those 8 men and 1 woman have been given a cheesy way out by the SOB we elected. I hope they don't take it, but you're dreaming if you don[t believe the SG's brief hurt our side very badly.

mb

Stu Nod said...

"Anonymous said...
From my cold dead hand

3:50 PM"

The Federal Government could easily arrange for this to happen.

John Richardson said...

I agree with Michael on this. Moreover, you can see the fine hand of BATFE in this brief. Arrrgh!

Has anyone ever compared the official photo of Paul Clement aka the weasel with Heinrich Himmler? Put a little moustache on him and it could look like his long lost son. Now if I were only good with PhotoShop....