Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Wanted: Supreme Court Justices With Bad Posture. Scraped Knuckles A Must...

So Much For An Independent Judiciary

Supreme Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy is a fairly accomplished jurist, but he might want to get himself a good lawyer -- and perhaps a few more bodyguards.
Conservative leaders meeting in Washington yesterday for a discussion of "Remedies to Judicial Tyranny" decided that Kennedy, a Ronald Reagan appointee, should be impeached, or worse.

So begins a Washington Post story about mean old Justice Kennedy who seems to have reservations concerning the way the extremist wing of the Republican party wants to disperse "justice". Phyllis Schlafly, longtime right-wing harridan, was among the critics who seem to think that Justice Kennedy is a little too sane for thier way of thinking. Another, attorney Edwin Vieira, compared Kennedy to Josef Stalin as he joined the rest of the knuckledraggers gathered at a conference on "Confronting the Judicial War on Faith". The last sentence of the cut-and-paste job scares me. Just what does "or worse" mean?

These fools want Kennedy impeached. Typically, this is a case of these right-wing morons trying to have both sides of the "judicial discretion" issue. On one hand, they will complain if a jurist looks past the concrete facts of a case to see if there are ways to decide a fair outcome. But on the other hand, when the same jurist simply follows the letter of the law, as in the Terri Schaivo case, they scream bloody murder. There's just no pleasing some folks. And since Justice Kenndy was a Ronald Reagan appointee, it seems hard to see how Saint Reagan could have made such an error in judgement as to appoint such a dunce to the Supreme Court in the first place.
Full story here:

Yankees 5, Red Sox 2

Yankee starter Jaret Wright wriggled out of early trouble to pitch five innings of two-run ball as the Yankees beat the Red Sox at Fenway tonight 5-2. Wright battled early wildness, and the Sox bats couldn't capitalize for Curt Schilling, who was making his 2005 debut.

Schilling pitched into the sixth inning where he was touched for a two-run homer by Jason Giambi, and a solo shot by Bernie Williams. Unfortunately, Sox manager Terry Francona must not have been paying attention to Schilling's growing pitch count, which was nearing 100 as the inning began.

The two teams meet again tomorrow night in the rubber match of the three-game series. Randy Johnson takes the mound for the Pinstripes while Bronson Arroyo goes for the Sox.

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