Skip to comments.Curtain to fall on Supreme session - (tense anticipation concerning Rehnquist retirement)
Posted on 06/26/2005 10:18:53 AM PDT by CHARLITE
The Supreme Court ends its work tomorrow with the highest of drama: an anticipated retirement, a ruling on the constitutionality of government Ten Commandments displays and decisions in other major cases.
Traditionally, there is an air of suspense as the justices meet for the final time before breaking for three months. Justices usually wait until then to resolve blockbuster cases.
Added to that is the expectation that Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist is presiding over the court for the last time. Chief Justice Rehnquist has thyroid cancer and many court experts believe his retirement is imminent.
Long lines have formed several hours before the court's recent sessions so people could get a seat in the packed courtroom. Tomorrow, the crowd will include supporters and opponents of Ten Commandments monuments. Supporters usually gather outside the court praying and singing hymns.
"It's a big day; history being made. That's a lot of what it's about," said Maureen Mahoney, a Washington lawyer and former Rehnquist law clerk.
Also expected are nine women in judicial robes who call themselves "Roe Rangers," to bring attention to uncertainty about the court's makeup and abortion rights.
Justices have a few cases left to resolve, including two of the most-watched of the term: the Ten Commandments appeals from Texas and Kentucky and a case that will determine the liability of Internet file-sharing services for clients' illegal swapping of songs and movies.
Also tomorrow, justices are expected to announce whether they will hear appeals from two journalists who may face jail time for refusing to reveal sources in the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity.
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"Also expected are nine women in judicial robes who call themselves "Roe Rangers," to bring attention to uncertainty about the court's makeup and abortion rights."
Cowards should invite the original "Roe" to stand with them....Oh wait, nevermind.
I wish they had put this ten commandment decision off until the next session. These tyrants have passed an unprecedented number of bad decisions this session. Buggery, property rights, capital punishment for minors, international law and custom as precedents for US constitutional law, you name it and they've done it.
Roe v. Wade was the single worst decision the court ever made, but there's never been a season with so many egregious decisions all in a row.
I have a bad feeling about the coming Ten Commandments decision.
Should the Supreme Court slap the hand of God in the Ten Commandments case, I shall sincerely pray for God to slap us. Not because I hate my country, but because I love her. I just hope none of "us" get caught in that backlash.
I won't argue against it, but I don't think you can amend the constitution every time SCOTUS comes out with another bad decision. It shouldn't need to be amended; it's perfectly clear on this and most of the other issues.
What we need to do is broom out all those activist judges and crush the leftist politicians and press that support them with their lying propaganda.