Raich

Monday, June 6th, 2005

How incredibly depressing.

It’ll be interesting to see how Rhenquist, Thomas and Scalia voted on this, and how, if any of the three voted with the feds, they’re able to justify it in light of Morrison and Lopez.

As it stands, then, selling guns near schools and giving battered and sexual women access to sue in federal court aren’t legitimate uses of federal power, but preventing sick people from smoking marijuana apparently is. And of course, the entire reason this case made it to the Supreme Court was because the Bush administration insisted it had the power to send federal agents armed with assault weapons into convalescent centers to arrest lukemia patients, elderly people, and people with AIDS, preventing them from seekin relief. A fine use of federal power.

My country makes me sad today.

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4 Responses to “Raich

  1. #1 |  Modulator | 

    Supreme Court Supports Federal Thugs

    In Gonzalez V. Raich the US supreme court ruled in favor of the federal thugs, justice department and congress, who would deny individuals living in the land of the supposedly free the authority to grow and use marijuana for medical purposes. They had …

  2. #2 |  Pagan Vigil... | 

    Raith

    Will Justice Thomas and Justice O’Conner be the new heros for the left?

  3. #3 |  Unbeknownst to Me | 

    It’s a Sad, Sad Day

    …when the most liberal member of the Supreme Court upholds racism and classism to side with John Ashcroft. We’re gonna beat up on cancer patients to make sure that black people remember their place in our society–behind bars. And there’s no national…

  4. #4 |  Unnecessary Thrills | 

    The Supreme Court Justices Are Assbags

    Well, six of them anyway. O’Conner, Rehnquist, and Thomas still have a little sense left in their heads….