damnum absque injuria

August 17, 2006

Congrats to Kelley

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 11:27 pm

The got-damned south scored itself another mouth. Watch for another in two weeks.

John Murtha & L.A. Times: Cold-Blooded Liars

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 7:40 pm

Patterico has the scoop.

Anna Diggs Taylor, But I Don’t

Filed under:   by Xrlq @ 6:08 pm

Jimmy Carter is the gift that keeps on giving. One of his most infamous judicial appointments is Anna Diggs Taylor, the justice-loving, apolitical judge who infamously made a “highly irregular” effort to wrest an affirmative action case away from a judge she suspected of holding the wrong views on the issue. Now Taylor has stepped in it further, ruling the NSA surveillance program unconstitutional. The objectively pro-terrorist judge, who enjoys a cush job for life courtesy of the worst President in most of our lifetimes, smarmily patted herself on the back in her written opinion:

Plaintiffs have prevailed, and the public interest is clear, in this matter. It is the upholding of our Constitution.

If you believe that, I’ve got a bridge to sell you. A bridge which, I might add, would not be exist today, but for the wiretaps this idiot judge deemed unconstitutional.

Meanwhile, more dissembling from the usual suspects, while the real scholars are somewhat less impresed by the ruling. Xrlq Goldstein nails it:

Even still, it’s amazing that we’ve reached the nuance point where only by revealing secrets can we show the the secrets in question should not be revealed, lest they damage programs meant to protect us from attacks, which only work while details of how they work remain secret.

Perhaps we can just tie stones to the NSA program, put it in a lake, and see if it floats. If it does, it is clearly unconstitutional and should be hanged. If it drowns from the weight of its own revealed legality, everyone will know for certain that it wasn’t, in fact, unconstitutional. Which, helluva lot of good that does us, sure.

But it’s the thought that counts.

UPDATE: Patterico has more.


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