JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2010/07/some-time-late-friday.html (11 comments)

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jsid-1278678505-917  alan at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:28:26 +0000

/me puts on his nerd hat....

Anyone that block scripts won't be counted on Sitemeter so your real traffic is probably higher.   

jsid-1278680259-920  Peter at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 12:57:40 +0000

About 1/3rd of that is going to be Marxidelphia checking his threads and running away in terror and confusion.

jsid-1278683060-295  Irish Cicero at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 13:44:20 +0000

Good for you!

jsid-1278709858-651  Tam at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 21:10:58 +0000

Congratulations! :)

jsid-1278717709-344  Borepatch at Fri, 09 Jul 2010 23:21:49 +0000

I'd like to propose a new motto for your blog: "Over 2 Million made smarter!"

Thanks for making me smarter, Kevin.

jsid-1278736962-341  perlhaqr at Sat, 10 Jul 2010 04:42:42 +0000

Hey, how's that latest ueberpost coming?  :D

And I'm hoping for your thoughts about McDonald, too.  :)

jsid-1278740590-466  khbaker at Sat, 10 Jul 2010 05:43:10 +0000 in reply to jsid-1278736962-341

It's coming.  Don't know when, exactly, but it's coming.

My thoughts on McDonald?

Only Thomas got it right.

I'm ashamed that four Justices are seated on that Court who can convince themselves that the Second Amendment means anything other than what Thomas said it means, and I'm sorely disappointed in the other four who - for whatever reason - decided that "due process" was EASIER than "Privileges or Immunities," especially Scalia.

And now we get to chip away at the foundations that The Other Side has been building since 1934.  There's still a long way to go.

jsid-1278744771-120  perlhaqr at Sat, 10 Jul 2010 06:52:51 +0000 in reply to jsid-1278740590-466

Ok.  I admit, for my own selfish reasons (I like reading your writing) I was hoping for more than that, but, yeah, frankly, that pretty well aligns with my own thoughts.  Thomas hasn't always been my favorite justice, but he knocked it right out fo the park with this one.

I'm reminded of Kozinski's line about how justices find it easy to eviscerate the obvious meaning of the constitution when it suits their predjudices (not an exact quote) in regards to the four who were opposed to the clear meaning of 2A.  Disappointing, but unfortunately not surprising.  Oh well, I suppose even Dred Scott stood as it was until we evolved our philosophies of personal liberty far enough.

jsid-1278778983-557  khbaker at Sat, 10 Jul 2010 16:23:03 +0000 in reply to jsid-1278744771-120

The Kozinski quote is:

"Judges know very well how to read the Constitution broadly when they are sympathetic to the right being asserted. We have held, without much ado, that “speech, or...the press” also means the Internet...and that "persons, houses, papers, and effects" also means public telephone booths....When a particular right comports especially well with our notions of good social policy, we build magnificent legal edifices on elliptical constitutional phrases - or even the white spaces between lines of constitutional text. But, as the panel amply demonstrates, when we're none too keen on a particular constitutional guarantee, we can be equally ingenious in burying language that is incontrovertibly there.

"It is wrong to use some constitutional provisions as springboards for major social change while treating others like senile relatives to be cooped up in a nursing home until they quit annoying us. As guardians of the Constitution, we must be consistent in interpreting its provisions. If we adopt a jurisprudence sympathetic to individual rights, we must give broad compass to all constitutional provisions that protect individuals from tyranny. If we take a more statist approach, we must give all such provisions narrow scope. Expanding some to gargantuan proportions while discarding others like a crumpled gum wrapper is not faithfully applying the Constitution; it's using our power as federal judges to constitutionalize our personal preferences."

Silveira v. Lockyer, denial to hear en banc, Kozinski (dissent)

jsid-1278755987-278  Phred at Sat, 10 Jul 2010 09:59:47 +0000

Congrats, Kevin. If Sitemeter is accurate, it occurred at 0554 EDT Sat 7/10/10.  Now, on to 3 million. At 895/day, you should hit that about 7/31/2013.

jsid-1278773205-113  J Richardson at Sat, 10 Jul 2010 14:46:45 +0000

Congratulations - that is quite an accomplishment. As a new blogger with .002003 the number of visitors that that you've had, I am awe!

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