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Scalia disses the supremes

A:  I would like to hear Scalia''s line of thought on this one. To the best of my recollection, the issue isn''t addressed in the most pheriphical way. I can follow a fairly strict constructionist line of thought, but the generally accepted mores of the eighteenth century were never before herded into the constitution. Can one take it then, that Scalia disparages the 13th Amendment? After all, slavery was legal at the time of the ratification of the constitution. Somebody please build a time machine and get rid of this clown. Setanta wrote:Can one take it then, that Scalia disparages the 13th Amendment? After all, slavery was legal at the time of the ratification of the constitution. Somebody please build a time machine and get rid of this clown. I think Scalia''s position would be that there...

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What does a reverse mean in court?

A:  Presuming this is not the high court of New York, but a federal court or a normal state system. The lower court handles the trial. If the losing party appeals the decision, and this sounds like a civil case, the appeals court is next, and the review the lower court decision. They affirm or REVERSE the lower or trial court. Then, whomever loses can appeal to the supreme court. The supreme can affirm or reverse the court of Appeals. So, if in your case the lower court found for the plaintiff, then the

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What will it take, a 95% disapproval rate of Bush's job before he finally gets the message?

A:  First of all, you are wrong HE WAS ELECTED by the majority of the people... hence the term election.... that''s when people go to the poll and vote for who they want to be elected. He only has about a year and a half in office and my suggestion to you is for you to be the first in line to cast your vote since you seem to have a problem with who is office right now. Did you even vote at the last election, if you did not, then you need not say a word about what Bush is doing!!!! Sour grapes to you. Stop focusing on president Bush being the problem. He is the current seating president so get over it. You voted for the Dem''s who are now in control of congress what are they doing for your cause? None binding resolution...

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Will Obama get what he wants Obama to urge congress to act on immigration?

A:  Let''s hope not. The man is in way over his head. We all know he wants amnesty to gain hispanic votes. If he grants amnesty, there is no way in hell he will get reelected. Mass deportation now! Considering Obama''s refusal to enforce control of our borders or enforce our immigration laws, I do not see how he will get any Republican support for his amnesty bill. Obama and the Democrats are more concerned about pandering to Hispanic voters than in doing what is best for America. Go ahead, Mr. president.. you just fix the immigration laws.. but do not even think of making all these illegals in this country legal.. if you do.. get ready for a revolution.. and try to remember just who''s country this is.. Americans.. not...

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The Cable Company isn’t Fixing the Cables that are Hanging Dangerously Low on my Property, What can I do?

A:  “I am a self employed horse professional that uses my 15 acre property to earn a living. The electric and cable companies apparently have an easement on our property although I am unable to find proof of this in our deed and abstract. We do not subscribe to cable and our electric is fed to the property from another line (not on our property) There are cables hanging on the ground and electric wires drooping dangerously low to the point I cannot ride or train my horses or teach lessons on that area of the property. I have asked the companies to please fix the cables/wires that they are encroaching on my ability to use my own property and it poses a safety risk. They have been uncooperative and unresponsive for 2+ weeks. What can I do?

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What is the history of the US code?

A:  The first income tax was enacted in 1894; however, the supreme court decided that the tax was unconstitutional. At that time, direct taxes could be imposed only if levied in proportion to each state''s population. Afterwards, congress relied on a series of excise taxes to provide funds to operate the government and pay war expenses. In 1913, the 16th Amendment to the Constitution was passed, allowing congress to impose an income tax directly on business and personal income without regard to proportionality. congress passed the first constitutional income tax in 1913. The initial income tax rates were progressive (and they still are today), ranging from 1 to 7%. In...

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To the supporters of Roe vs. Wade

A:  Re: To the supporters of Roe vs. Wade john w k wrote:To the supporters of Roe vs. Wade[/color] I have long been amazed at those who defend Roe vs. Wade and their complicity in the subjugation of our Constitutional system! The Constitution secures and protects individual liberty from both FEDERAL and STATE oppression of individual liberty. The supreme court, in Roe v. Wade, struck down an oppressive state law as unconstitutional in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment. The court decided a case or controversy arising under the Constitution and was acting in accordance with the powers it was delegated in the Constitution. Therefore, your alleged

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Is the Arizona immigration law unconstitutional?

A:  This is going to be one for the courts, specifically the supreme court. Most of the furor and loud arguments on both sides have little or nothing to do with the actual constitutional issue. The part of the Constitution which is the foundation for Immigration policy is Article I Section 8. In that article the Federal government is charged with creating a uniform Naturalization law. So, this is one of the Enumerated powers that the Federal Government has, and it has been interpreted as covering Immigration law generally. But, before you say open and shut case, read the rest of the sentence. It also says that the Federal government is to...

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Can the city discriminate between their signs and a business

A:  The city has passed the law. You can always choose to break it and then fight the city in court on First Amendment grounds. In the past I'd have said you have little chance of winning. The courts have historically granted commercial speech much less protection than other forms, but that's been changing recent;y. Richard What city in Texas? Not sure where you are, but I see trucks everyday in Houston that are "rolling billboards". Matter of fact, there's one that I see every now and again that is nothing but a billboard on the back of the truck. .

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Unilateral presidential power for low-carbon initiatives?

A:  I''m no presidential or U.S. history expert, but I don''t believe the president on his own has any power to institute such a program short of issuing and executive order. However, EO''s are only to be used by the president for reinforcing or clarifying existing legislation, and uses to the contrary have been successfully challenged in the supreme court. That said, the president does have the bully-pulpit, theoretically, and can use his stature to gain media attention and public/congressional support for such an initiative. As I understand it, that''s all that the first...