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Daily Tech News 28 June 2023 | Main | Mid-Morning Art Thread
June 28, 2023

The Morning Report — 6/28/23

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Good morning kids. Well, with supposedly conservative/originalist justices like these who needs court-packing?

“In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that limited state courts’ ability to wrest control of elections law from state legislatures in a North Carolina redistricting case. The ruling does not, however, entirely stymie activist attempts to use courts to override elected legislators’ decisions about election law.

In Tuesday’s Moore v. Harper decision, SCOTUS held that the U.S. Constitution’s elections clause “does not vest exclusive and independent authority in state legislatures to set the rules regarding federal elections.” But it also failed to defend state legislatures’ constitutional right to control elections law, including redistricting, as shielded from court review.

For the first time, the Supreme Court has ruled definitively that there is a limit to the power of state courts to interpret election law,” said Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project, in a statement. “Today’s ruling keeps alive the left-wing drive to abuse the courts for partisan gain, but it is no blank check for judges to embrace Marc Elias’ fringe and novel legal theories in order to skew the rules of democracy in favor of the Left.”

Mark Levin, both affectionately and derisively referred to around these parts as "Old Yeller" went off with much deserved sound and fury:

“[Republican Justices] Roberts, Kavanaugh and Barrett are truly pathetic.”

”[T]he Supreme Court just ruled that those who wrote the Constitution, adopted it, and ratified it really didn’t mean for final authority to rest with the state legislatures,” Levin explained. “They [supposedly] intended absolutely nothing by that language.  The lawlessness continues, and the Court has opened even further the interference in our elections by activist bureaucrats and courts, and the controversy that will continue to ensue, for as long as this unraveling republic exists.”

With the 2024 election being such a crucial election, as Democrat-created crime, border, and economic crises plague America, this was a terrible decision from the Supreme Court.

. . . “So, now the Framers’ and ratifiers’ clear language in the Constitution about state legislatures (not state governors or state courts) having the final say on electoral matters is the interpretation of right-wing kooks,” he asked sarcastically. Only Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, and Samuel Alito dissented from the majority opinion. So much for the “conservative” Supreme Court. . .

. . . Leftists now know that they can manipulate some of the Supreme Court “conservative” justices by flattering them, Levin warned. “Moreover, notice how the three leftist Democrats on the Court never break when it comes to major decisions important to the Democrats, regardless of the Constitution’s text and the framers’ intent,” he added.

Democrats never betray their principles (such as they are), but Republicans seem to do so frequently. And that’s how elections are lost before they even happen.

Well, if you still refuse to believe that elections can be rigged, here's one way in which you can plainly see how they are "fortified." And I don't mean with 12 essential vitamins and minerals, either. As for the SCOTUS, this is just yet another in a nearly endless number of examples of why this notion of "a living and breathing Constitution" and the need for "balance" on the court is totally dead wrong. Leftists argue, mostly disingenuously I might add, that times change and the Constitution must change with the vicissitudes of technology, culture and so on. Except that the one thing that never changes is human nature, which is what that brilliant document was designed to defend against. Specifically, the will to power. The only people who should be on that court, and every damn court in the land when you get right down to it, are those who uphold that document to the letter.

Unfortunately we have far too many who do not. Worse, we have a vast swathe of our society who do not deserve to be in this country. And not just the illegal aliens either because the attitude and mindset of these people is completely contrary to what John Adams perhaps presciently warned:

Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.

All you have to do is (figuratively) look at naked men parading around in front of children, worse still the parents who eagerly take their children to see them, all the way up to the spurious leader of this collapsing nation and his son selling us out to the highest bidder, and you have some idea as to why we are in the predicament we're in. Vladdy Lenin himself said:

Give me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted.

Well, he and his ilk in this nation have had about 60. Meh, why the hell am I getting all worked up about this? After what happened in 2020 and then again to a lesser but not less damaging extent in the 2022 midterms (and I'm not buying that the abortion issue was the sole or even main reason for that dead ORCA), do I really think that the outcome of 2024 is going to be different? And then on top of this decision, you have crap like this to contend with:

“Trump has a knack for subtracting [voters],” the former South Carolina congressman asserted, despite the fact that his former boss added at least 10.1 million voters in 2020, landing the highest number of votes of any sitting president ever. In fact, Trump added 18 percent in Georgia alone, where [Mick] Mulvaney – a former Tex Mex restaurant manager – claims he lost voters due to issues like “his flogging of McCain’s corpse”.

. . . “That is Trump subtraction,” Mulvaney suggested – though in fact, Trump won 1.2 million votes in Arizona in 2016 and almost 1.7 million in 2020. Similarly, Mulvaney suggested, “Trump beat Hillary Clinton by more than 200,000 votes in Georgia in 2016 [and] lost by the now infamous 11,779 votes [in 2020]…. Subtraction.” Here, too, Trump won near 2.1 million votes in 2016 and near 2.5 million votes in 2020 – almost 400,000 additional votes, rather than a “subtraction” of voters.

Trump has long contended the true cause of his defeat in the Peach State was poor election integrity. Governor Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger have refused to address major, documented issues with Georgia’s voting processes, with Raffensperger’s spokesman recently going as far as telling PhD scientists who raised concerns “tough noogies”.

Mick Mulvaney is the Dylan Mulvaney of Chris Christies. Yet another worthless backstabbing son of a bitch. The overflowing toilet in Atlanta that shut down the vote counting in six states after election observers were kicked out and the ballots trucked in might also have played a part in the loss, Mick. Pfft.

But if I'm to be honest with myself, you cannot ignore some of Trump's to say the least questionable moves where he stabs himself in the back, like supporting Ronna ROMNEY McDaniel to be head of the RNC. I've also warned against him running primarily on revenge for 2020, yet here you have a woman who at best is incompetent and at worst is a Deep State stooge who's there to sabotage our efforts.

So, is it really worth it to get all wee-wee'd up about this SCOTUS decision? It's funny; Levin wrote a book called The Liberty Amendments in which he called for amendments to the Constitution via the Article V process that would, in his view, restore and revert the balance of power and the supremacy of that power back down to the individual states. One of them was instituting term limits for Supreme Court justices (maybe even all federal judges?).

It's a great idea in theory. What it, and he, failed to recognize, ironically enough since Levin is a remarkable Constitutional scholar, is Adams' own words and warning about "a moral and religious people." It is evident that even in the reddest of red state legislatures that we are sorely lacking in that regard, perhaps fatally so. But I digress. With some recent good decisions coming out of that court, most notably Dobbs, all of a sudden you have hardcore Leftists screaming not just about packing the court but instituting term limits on justices. You have to wonder about Old Yeller's reaction to that. Naturally, they're in favor of it because at a certain point, they will wield absolute power via tainted elections to appoint Ruth Bader-Meinhoffs from now until the end of time.

Funny how the media was all crowing about how a judge in Delaware that was adjudicating one of the prosecutions/persecutions against Trump was one of his own appointees! Of course, they omit the salient point that the pool of nominees that he had to choose from was all solid Democrat-Leftists. And, that leads to the other problem, which Psaki-psircles back to Lenin's quote. Look what kind of graduates the law schools are pumping out:

After hundreds of students at Stanford Law School shouted down a sitting federal judge in March, school administrators went into damage-control mode. Among the measures they promised to promote a more open academic climate was a mandatory half-day training session on "freedom of speech and the norms of the legal profession."

Many hailed the move as a sign that Stanford was turning over a new leaf and lavished praise on Jenny Martinez, the law school's dean, for her perceived defiance of the campus mob.

But the promised training wasn't much of a crash course in free speech. Instead, it was an online program that required barely a minute's effort, according to five people who completed the training as well as screenshots and recordings reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. Students were given six weeks to watch five prerecorded videos, most about an hour long, then asked to sign a form attesting that they had done so.

The videos could be played on mute, and the form—which could be accessed without opening the training—did not ask any questions about their content, letting students tune out the modules or skip them entirely. . .

. . . The training followed a widely reported incident in which students shouted down Judge Kyle Duncan of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals with help from Stanford diversity dean Tirien Steinbach. The episode, which was captured on video, touched off weeks of crisis management at the elite law school: Duncan received a formal apology, Steinbach was placed on leave, and the law school announced a series of steps it was taking to avoid a similar debacle in the future.

And lest we forget this budding jurist, all set to hold up truth, justice and the American way:

The CUNY Law School graduate behind May’s fiery commencement address made clear she wouldn’t change a word of her widely condemned remarks that took aim at Israel — and said she was shocked by the immense backlash that followed.

In her first public comments since the firestorm erupted after her May 12 speech, Fatima Mohammed told Jewish Currents she has no regrets after accusing Israel of indiscriminately murdering Palestinians and calling the NYPD “fascists.”

Her speech garnered condemnation from elected officials, including NYC Mayor Eric Adams, and even earned a rebuke by the school’s leaders and board of trustees, which called the address “hate speech.”

“I would not change a single word of my speech — and I would say it louder,” she declared Tuesday. . .

. . .Among her fiery remarks to fellow grads, Mohammed accused Israel of encouraging “lynch mobs” and carrying out violence against Palestinians.

“Israel continues to indiscriminately rain bullets and bombs on worshipers, murdering the old, the young, attacking even funerals and graveyards… our silence is no longer acceptable,” she said.

Mohammed additionally slammed CUNY for continuing “to train and cooperate with the fascist NYPD, the military” during her speech, and called for a “revolution” against the legal system’s “white supremacy.”

Meh. Give her a break. She probably had her joy-buzzer clipped with a rusty hacksaw so she doesn't really know what a woman is. That qualifies her to sit right next to Kentanji Brown Twenty-Five.

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