Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Supreme Court Follows The Law
Twice In A Single Day!

Justices Curb Class Actions

by Jess Bravin & Ann Zimmerman - June 20th, 2011 - Wall Street Journal

The Supreme Court threw out a sweeping sex-discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart Stores Inc., ruling Monday that the 1.6 million women allegedly victimized had too little in common to form a single class of plaintiffs.

The case split the court 5-4 along its ideological divide, with Justice Antonin Scalia's majority opinion concluding the allegations against Wal-Mart were too vague and the evidence too weak to establish the common injury essential to encompass all women employed since 1998 in the roughly 3,400 U.S. Wal-Mart stores.

What is truly scary is that a bare majority of the justices thought it appropriate to limit class actions law suits to the criteria on which they have been permitted under the laws the legislature passed permitting them. After all, any limit denies lawyers the vehicle by which they destroy businesses operating under the concept of free markets. Nearly half the court still desires to destroy that freedom.

A Slightly better outcome in another trial happened on the same day, so perhaps it was a good day after all.

... And the Climate Tort Cashiered

Editorial - June 20th, 2011 - Wall Street Journal

Yesterday's other important Supreme Court decision (see above) came in a case that joined the green lobby and the trial bar, if that isn't redundant. The Court unanimously struck down one of the legal left's most destructive theories, and not a moment too soon.

In American Electric Power v. Connecticut, eight states and various other environmental activists sued a group of utilities, claiming that their carbon emissions were a "nuisance" under federal common law and that therefore the courts should set U.S. global warming policy. Yet this is a fundamentally political question, one the Constitution reserves to Congress and the executive, as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote for the 8-0 majority.

The Wall Street Journal Editorial board actually gushed "Justice Ginsburg's finest hour." I can't say I would go that far but the 8-0 victory is certainly encouraging. Perhaps the fact that the vast majority of Americans now hold the court system in contempt is starting to seep through the thick skulls of these judicial oligarchs.

If that happened they may stop arrogantly legislating from the bench as they realize that their unelected life time jobs are not so secure when the people despise them. Their cushy service could end in severe reprisals by people who resent their tyranny.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Bellevue Family
Sues FBI Over
'Terrifying' Raid

by Brian Bowling - June 16th, 2011 - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

The lasting impact of the raid on Gary Adams' home became clear in a comment from his 3-year-old granddaughter during a recent trip to the pharmacy.

"She said, 'Granddad. Police. Hide,' " Adams, 57, of Bellevue recalled Wednesday while discussing the federal lawsuit he filed against the officers who burst into his home March 3.

Led by FBI Special Agent Karen Springmeyer, about a dozen officers used a battering ram to enter Adams' rented Orchard Street home in a search for Sondra Hunter, then 35. But Hunter hadn't lived at that address for almost two years, while Adams and his family had been living there for more than a year...

The problem is that police are arrogantly indifferent to the consequences of such monumental screw-ups. They have that attitude because the Supreme Court of the United States is so incompetent. If these people were true criminals they would be able to destroy the police for any small infraction. However since they were innocent citizens, the Supreme Court could not care less about them. The Justices see their job as defending criminal rights, not enforcing justice. Citizens are just annoying side issues in our court system. If they die, they die. The Supreme Court could not care less.

That is proved by another recent situation where U.S. Marine veteran Jose Guerena was killed by a SWAT Team that broke into his house. His wife was on the phone with 911 thinking that it was a home invasion. Jose never removed the safety on his gun or pointed it at the SWAT Team but that did not stop them from shooting him 60 times and then letting him bleed to death for an hour without a single one of the officers doing anything to try and save him. Not one of these murderers tried to do anything to save his life.

America has become a totalitarian goon state at the behest of the judicial oligarchy that our Supreme Court tyrants have become.

There is nothing the Guerena family can do to punish his murderers. They are SWAT and thus immune from being held accountable for anything they do to private citizens. You have to be a criminal for the courts to care.