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Supreme Dissent

It was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who in 2013 predicted “the second shoe to be dropped” in his dissenting opinion in U.S v. Windsor that overturned the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.  That second shoe came in the form of Obergefell v. Hodges and Scalia was at the ready once again with his dissenting opinion.  While popular media focused on the majority opinion – and ignored its lack of judicial jurisprudence – the dissenting opinions have been either oversimplified, mocked or attacked, as in the situation with Justice Clarence Thomas, which Smokey briefly covered in a prior post. Scathing

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The Groin Supremacy

It was an odd week for me.  Once upon a time I took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic.  At that time we were mostly preparing to face the Red Army pouring through the Fulda Gap.  Yet the enemies of the Constitution today are domestic, and live within the institutions that it created.  I couldn’t think of anything much to celebrate about the U.S. this 4th, so I mostly just kept busy and tried not to  think about it.  Then I saw the story of the 22-year old

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