D.J. Tice: Court's liberal wing is rigid

  • Article by: D.J. TICE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 29, 2012 - 11:12 AM

That's what you could conclude from recent rulings.

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gandalf48Jun. 28, 12 8:04 PM

Good point, no one ever talks about how the liberal justices never see a limit to federal power. The liberal justices are the rigid, inflexible ones who will always agree with more federal power...the only solution now is to remove them with some originalist new justices.

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johneramone4Jun. 28, 12 9:05 PM

Its quite clear that Ginsburg, Sotomayer and Kagan will always cast their vote in favor libaral ideology. For them,the constitutionality of the issue at hand is of little, or often no importance.

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truthtimeJun. 28, 12 9:18 PM

I'm not a student of the Supreme Court history, but it seems that those most admired have often strayed from what outsiders expected of them (whether from the left or right) to vote for what they felt was right by the Constitution and the country. I'm not so sure we have any justices right now that will go down in history as great. Perhaps Roberts realized that and decided he was the one who would be remembered out of this mostly forgettable group.

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chuckdancerJun. 28, 1211:51 PM

I think that only the conservative justices epouse a core ideology. Those not adhering to an ideology are labeled by the ideologues to create an "opponent".

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davehougJun. 29, 1212:17 AM

But if either wing of the court is suspiciously dependable in its tendency to unanimously steer toward a consistent political point of view -- are we a nation of laws or of men ?????

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chavistaJun. 29, 12 6:15 AM

To me, this is the most telling statement in Tice's opinion piece "But here's the curious thing. In none -- not one -- of these big final-week cases did a single "liberal" justice on the high court (Democratic appointees, all four) stray from the predictable liberal position." ****** Maybe what Tice needs to realize is that not one of the liberal judges strayed from the constitution and the correct application of the law. In each of the cases, a single conservative judge came to his senses, realized what the robes they were wearing really mean, and ruled on the law, not ideology. In another article, in another publication, Chuck Norris makes a statement that I agree with. The only thing I agree with when it comes to Chuck Norris! Chuck said, "If two people think so much alike, you can bet that one person isn’t thinking." That statement perfectly describes Justice Scalia and Justice Thomas. Now we know after the immigration ruling that it appears that Scalia has truly gone off the deep end and of course Thomas will blithely follow him.

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Lowrie02Jun. 29, 12 6:43 AM

None of the judges have been more predictable than Scalia, Alito and of course Thomas!

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elmore1Jun. 29, 12 7:05 AM

Our political system has regressed to the point of both sides blindly supporting their ideoligical agenda. I long for the days of real leaders who use wisdom and focus on the middle class and common sense in making decisions.

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fdrebinJun. 29, 12 7:06 AM

DJ, you know that liberals detest the constitution. They will NEVER vote to uphold it's principals. liberals are collectivists, the Constitution is the antithesis of what these feeble minded liberals seek. i believe Roberts mUST have gone to the dark side. the legislation could not have psassed through congress if it had been called exactly what it is, the largest tax increase in the history of the world. it had to sold as a deception. roberts is non more fit to be on the bench that the four anti American liberals who are destroying this nation.

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wa0tdaJun. 29, 12 7:10 AM

It is interesting how easily Mr. Tice finds ways to fit the justices with whom he disagrees into a preconceived box. This is nothing but confirmation bias and it is far too common among editorialists of all stripes these days.

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