SCOTUS Rehearing

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Darkwind, Jul 3, 2012.

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Should there be a Rehearing?

Poll closed Jul 13, 2012.
  1. yes

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  2. no

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  1. Darkwind
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    Nah. And the chances of getting one are slim to none. IMO, it's a good ruling.
     
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    I could not disagree more profoundly that it was a good ruling.
     
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    as much as i want to let it ride out, its time for the people to pay for their votes and if that means we're screwed let the rich run away and let the poor finally figure out what we conservatives have been trying to educate them on.
     
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    ts time for the people to pay for their votes

    Poll taxes were found unconstitutional decades ago, sorry to break the news to you.:eusa_whistle:
     
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    It's a horrendous ruling but why would we think a rehearing would change anything?

    No. We need to repeal it. And that means we need to win some elections.
     
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    I understand. I don't like it either. But, what I don't like is what Congress did, not what the SCOTUS did. I am so against legislating from the bench. IMO, the SCOTUS worked with the tools they had rather than invent rules.

    The dissent, IMO, is perfect; but, the SCOTUS also has a duty to preserve as much of the actual law that they can.

    For those reasons, yes, I think it is a good ruling. But, I don't have to like it.

    Now, Congress has a duty to make a law that is constitutional. That should say a lot about the incompetence of the sort of "lawmakers" who were in office at the time.
     
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    I think people are ready to take care of this issue in the voting booths.
     
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    Have to disagree Si. The decision was exactly that, relegislating from the bench. Congress made it clear that Obamacare wasnt a tax and then the courts make it a tax to save the legislation. That's the very definition of judicial activism.

    Had the Court followed the law, it would have been struck down and Congress would have been charged to find another way if they wanted to.
     
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    I think rule 44 applies to a rehearing at the appellate level when they petition for it to be heard before the entire court instead of just 3 judges.
     

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