Friday, August 25, 2006

Justice Scalia - activist liberal Democrat

"I'm very disappointed in our justice system. There doesn't seem to be justice."

That's the "unbiased" opinion on one Tom Delay. And it's not some random or obscure Tom Delay, it's the former Republican Majority leader of the U.S. House of Representatives. He resigned from office because he wanted to spend more time with his criminal defense lawyers and tried to manipulate the ballot by removing his name from it. That way some hand-picked Republican could win his seat. But there was a little teeny, weeny problem. (Not the one in his pants). There are things called state election laws and they said Delay and the scheming Republicans couldn't do that. But why let some irritating state laws get in the way of a good scheme? So when they tried to violate state election laws the Democrats sued to prevent Republicans from trying to game the system again.

So the U.S. District Court in "liberal" Austin, Texas ruled in favor of the Democrats and against Tom Delay. Then Delay appealed and the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled for the Democrats and against Tom Delay. Then Delay appealed again to the U.S. Supreme Court and that "activist liberal" judge, Justice Antonin Scalia refused to block the appeals court's ruling, meaning he ruled in favor of the Democrats and against Tom Delay. Game over and trying to game the system over.

So what does the former Republican Majority leader of Congress say? Does he say, "the courts have all ruled against me and I accept the decision"? Does he say, "I respect Justice Scalia and so I have to respect his decision"? Nope. He says, "I'm very disappointed in our justice system. There doesn't seem to be justice." Translation: "I didn't get the result that I wanted so I will claim an injustice was done by activist judges." Another chance for the bully Tom Delay to play victim. For him to attack the court system only because he lost and lost in front of every judge that looked at the case.

So there you have the definition of "injustice" and "activist judges." It's when a Republican doesn't get his way. It's alien to Delay who has bullied and steamrolled and gamed the system in Congress his entire tenure there. When he can't do that with the courts he shows his true colors as a petulant child who doesn't understand why his bullying didn't work yet again. Good riddance Mr. Delay. Or should I say, good riddance criminal defendant on money laundering charges Delay?

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scalia is the antithesis of an activist J. Though of late even the great Scalia is being eroded and seems to be compromising e.g. the eminent domain case where private developers take title for redevelopment as a "pulic purpose" to strengthen area economy.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Birdy said...

Amazing.

9:20 PM  

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