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It is sad that I find myself pleasantly surprised when reason prevails in any branch of the federal government.

Posted by boxofbirds | December 10, 2007 10:28 AM

scalia & uncle thomas voted no.

of course.

Posted by max solomon | December 10, 2007 11:13 AM

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.

Posted by the hamburgler | December 10, 2007 11:23 AM

yep thats me - backwoods stupid.

what about if i call him an unqualified fucking joke of an excuse for a token supreme court justice?

Posted by max solomon | December 10, 2007 12:31 PM

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!

Posted by Wendy | December 10, 2007 12:37 PM

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.

Posted by the hamburgler | December 10, 2007 1:23 PM

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.

Posted by Will in Seattle | December 10, 2007 1:54 PM

1. not 100% true, therefore not true.
2. i get my scalia & scalito mixed up.

Posted by max solomon | December 10, 2007 4:21 PM

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