It is sad that I find myself pleasantly surprised when reason prevails in any branch of the federal government.
scalia & uncle thomas voted no.
No--J. Scalia joined the 7-2 majority and wrote a separate opinion concurring. J. Alito voted "no," as you say. I'd be more afraid of the political branches on this point than I would be of J. Scalia.
And if you mean to call J. Thomas an "Uncle Tom," that's fucking backwoods-style stupid.
yep thats me - backwoods stupid.
what about if i call him an unqualified fucking joke of an excuse for a token supreme court justice?
That's more like it, Max.
"Uncle Tom" is an illiterate backwards reference to an abolitionist novel. People should work to stamp the expression out!
well, i don't really trust your judgment because (1) you sound like you'd call anyone you disagree with a name and leave it at that; and (2) you apparently can't be bothered to read the link before you comment.
In reality this will only be used to get the politically or financially well-connected out of long jail terms, while 99 percent of the current sentences for the middle class and poor African-Americans who do street dealing in crack will still happen.
But ... that's reality.
This won't change things much.
1. not 100% true, therefore not true.
2. i get my scalia & scalito mixed up.
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