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Judge Tells Supreme Court To 'STFU'
YAHOO-EY NEWS ^ | 7-7-2-14 | Colin Campbell

Posted on 07/07/2014 9:34:53 AM PDT by Paul46360

Richard Kopf, a senior United States district judge in Nebraska, thinks the Supreme Court needs to learn when to "stfu."

Kopf made the recommendation in a post on his personal blog July 5, where he argued the recent Hobby Lobby ruling demonstrated the high court's need to stay away from "hot button cases."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: court; judge; scotu; stfu

1 posted on 07/07/2014 9:34:53 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

Smooth move. Kopf wil soon discover that this was a career-ending move.


2 posted on 07/07/2014 9:36:14 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Paul46360

I don’t know who he is. But somehow, I like him.


3 posted on 07/07/2014 9:36:14 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Paul46360

Judge Kopf must be a Liberal. He’s got a mouth, and that’s all they need.


4 posted on 07/07/2014 9:36:23 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Paul46360

The Supreme Court oversees all the other Federal courts. Did this guy miss that at orientation?


5 posted on 07/07/2014 9:37:25 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: rockinqsranch
He’s got a mouth, and that’s all they need.

Not even a phone and a pen?

6 posted on 07/07/2014 9:37:30 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: rockinqsranch
Judge Kopf must be a Liberal. He’s got a mouth, and that’s all they need.

Does he use the term "batsh*t" in any of his opinions? That's a telltale giveaway.


7 posted on 07/07/2014 9:37:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Paul46360

Hot button.

OK.

It’s nine dollars per month for a woman to pay for her own birth control, no one is denying her that.

NO one.

So, the fact that birth control has risen to the level for heat on the Supreme Court that the entirety of Obamacare did, one has to ask, what is it about birth control that is so powerful?


8 posted on 07/07/2014 9:38:02 AM PDT by stanne
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To: rockinqsranch
He struck down a partial-birth abortion law.

Talk about a hypocrite.

9 posted on 07/07/2014 9:38:21 AM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Paul46360

I think this guy’s first name is Sheist. Goes really well with Kopf!


10 posted on 07/07/2014 9:43:01 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: stanne

Hobby Lobby already pays for 16 contraceptives,

What the employees need to pay for are their own abortifacients and abortions.


11 posted on 07/07/2014 9:45:01 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Paul46360
So much for judicial courtesy.
12 posted on 07/07/2014 9:45:39 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: vette6387

Richard Kopf?

Dick Head?................


13 posted on 07/07/2014 9:48:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 2,755 threads and 85,088 replies. ..)
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To: Gaffer
I don’t know who he is. But somehow, I like him.

So you don't like that the Supreme Court ruled in Hobby Lobby's favor?

14 posted on 07/07/2014 9:48:54 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

Hobby Lobby decision aside (which I do not think should have gone to the SC, i.e., their rights should have been apparent long before that), any time somebody tells this lopsided SC to STFU is a plus for me.


15 posted on 07/07/2014 9:53:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Paul46360

When I was paralegal back in my college days, I remember a local Circuit Court case where a lawyer brought up a recent Supreme Court ruling and the presiding judge cut him off by saying, “I don’t care what the Supreme Court says, this is my courtroom and my rules are the only thing you need to worry about.”


16 posted on 07/07/2014 10:05:08 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Future Snake Eater
Not even a phone and a pen?

That's what they pay the "press" for.

17 posted on 07/07/2014 10:05:32 AM PDT by pilipo (GOP=Gutless Old Party)
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To: rockinqsranch

he just opened himself up for recusal in every case before him.


18 posted on 07/07/2014 10:08:49 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: stanne

As another FReeper noted, it has nothing to do with BC. The case was on abortion inducing drugs.

This is classic Democrat misdirection and bald faced lying. It’s also classic dumb ass Republicans who can’t point out the difference between BC and abortion. Once the egg is fertilized, it’s abortion, regardless of the method used to kill it. That’s not a minor distinction.


19 posted on 07/07/2014 10:10:38 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Paul46360

When you look at the length of the written decisions of the Supreme Court, you have to agree with this sentiment. The opinion could have been a one page affirmation of the lower court decision and instead it turns into a 100 page dissertation on the history and politics of the RIFRA. It was a simple decision but with every new word inserted into the opinion, they give ammunition to both sides to continue the battle.

Yes, indeed sometimes, if not most of the time, the Supreme Court needs to just STFU.

They think that with their much speaking they will be more clearly heard, but as they babble on they simply lose listeners.

It is not necessary to write 100 pages just because you like the sound of your own voice.


20 posted on 07/07/2014 10:15:42 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: MeganC

After he is thoroughly audited by the IRS.


21 posted on 07/07/2014 10:18:30 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Ok. Well, let’s talk after the USSC rules or just deliberates on the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor


22 posted on 07/07/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Paul46360
court's need to stay away from "hot button cases."

I'm more than a bit curious as to dummKopf's thoughts on "Roe v. Wade", or "Doe v. Bolton", or "US v. Miller", or "DC v. Heller", or "McDonald v. Chicago". For example. Since the court needs to "stay away from "hot button cases"".

23 posted on 07/07/2014 10:24:53 AM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Paul46360
According to the story on Townhall, this guy is a George H. W. Bush appointee.

-PJ

24 posted on 07/07/2014 10:25:56 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: stanne

Not only that, but the pills in question, right on the box say not to be used as birthcontrol. Only to be used after a night of unprotected sex.


25 posted on 07/07/2014 10:29:01 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Paul46360

Politics has unfortunately entered into our Judicial System — egged on by the Media, the Lefts on the Supreme Court are criticizing their fellow judges and writing mini-manifestos in the form of harsh criticism toward their fellow Bench sitters.


26 posted on 07/07/2014 10:32:32 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: MeganC

“Kopf wil soon discover that this was a career-ending move.”

Let’s hope so, this man must be an imbecile. To say the Supreme Court should stay away from “hot button” issues makes no sense.

What does he want us to do, have a shooting war every time there’s a major disagreement in this country? Or would he prefer to decide these things himself?

We may not like the SCOTUS, we may not like their decisions, we most likely like some but hate others, but it is EXACTLY their role to decide “hot button” issues. And it always has been.


27 posted on 07/07/2014 10:35:40 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: Red Badger

LOL, you are right! Good one!


28 posted on 07/07/2014 10:36:36 AM PDT by jocon307 (These people are (some Polish word) crazy)
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To: jocon307
What does he want us to do, have a shooting war every time there’s a major disagreement in this country?

I suspect that Judge Scheisskopf wouldn't fare too well in a shooting war. People like him never seem to have a problem starting such things but they rarely ever survive them.

29 posted on 07/07/2014 10:47:54 AM PDT by MeganC (Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Some birth control pills act by making the uterine environment inhospitable to a fertilized ovum, out he or she goes

Some people make it their business to know this

The pushback is for Hobby Lobby people to ignore this


30 posted on 07/07/2014 10:53:07 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne
let’s talk after the USSC rules or just deliberates on the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor

I don't know the details of that case. It must be different somehow from HL or else there would be no need to have it.

31 posted on 07/07/2014 10:57:57 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Those women, adherent to the Catholic Church and this teaching which draws from natural law as well as the bible and Gods Will are not going to participate in birth control


32 posted on 07/07/2014 11:02:38 AM PDT by stanne
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To: apillar

There will be such snots and that’s one reason why there are so many levels of appeals available.


33 posted on 07/07/2014 11:07:42 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: MeganC

So, he goes out to show he can’t stfu. how do these people get and keep these powerful positions? Those responsible should be held accountable.


34 posted on 07/07/2014 11:15:52 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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