Monday, June 25, 2012

Last Monday And No Decision About Obamacare

It is another nail biting day.  It is the last Monday in June and the SCOTUS decision on Obamacare has not be handed down yet.  We have to wait on that one.

But the Supreme Court has ruled on 3 cases today:

1.  The court has decided that it is cruel and unusual punishment to sentence juveniles under 18 to Life in Prison without parole
The high court on Monday threw out Americans' ability to send children to prison for the rest of their lives with no chance of ever getting out. The 5-4 decision is in line with others the court has made, including ruling out the death penalty for juveniles and life without parole for young people whose crimes did not involve killing.

The decision came in the robbery and murder cases of Evan Miller and Kuntrell Jackson, who were 14 when they were convicted.

Miller was convicted of killing a man in Alabama. Jackson was convicted of being an accomplice in an Arkansas robbery that ended in murder.
I guess sending them to bed without dinner would suffice for them.

2.  The court has decided that it is illegal to put spending limits on corporations.
The Supreme Court has reaffirmed its two-year-old decision relaxing limits on corporate campaign spending. The justices on Monday reversed a Montana court ruling upholding state restrictions.

By a 5-4 vote, the court's conservative justices said the decision in the Citizens United case in 2010 applies to state campaign finance laws and guarantees corporate and labor union interests the right to spend freely to advocate for or against candidates for state and local offices.

The majority turned away pleas from the court's liberal justices to give a full hearing to the case because massive campaign spending since the January 2010 ruling has called into question some of its underpinnings.
This will make elections a lot more interesting.  I can see Obama trying to blackmail corporations into donating to his cause.  He already has tried to get people to send their wedding, birthday, anniversary gifts to him.

3.  The court has decided that 3 out of 4 provisions of Arizona's Immigration Law was Unconstitutional, but upheld the right of police to check on immigration status.
The Supreme Court has struck down most of the controversial Arizona immigration law, but upheld a key provision.

The provision that was upheld requires state and local police officers, during routine stops, to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect could be in the country illegally.

Other provisions, though, were struck down.

The federal government claimed the law encroached on its authority to enforce immigration law.
At least the SCOTUS has allowed the police to check on a criminal's immigration status.  Given 4 more years of an Obama regime the court will be so far to the left that anyone but immigrants will be considered illegal.

The decision of the Healthcare law will be given on Thursday.  And given this court I fear that this abomination of a law will be upheld.  G-d help us if it is.

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