Justice Kennedy says that it’s a good idea for people falsely accused of non-criminal, nonviolent offenses to be repeatedly strip searched, because those people might just happen to be, as a matter of coincidence, violent criminal masterminds. Well, I say that there is just as much likelihood that a Supreme Court Justice is a secret violent criminal mastermind. I suggest that all lawyers and judges entering the U.S. Supreme Court to argue or hear a case be strip searched, to see if they are carrying weapons or illegal drugs.
Last week, as the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case challenging the legality of health care reform passed by the 110th Congress and signed into law by Barack Obama, most journalists have framed the associated popular debate in terms of the two dominant
Obama won’t even speak on the issue of marriage equality, but his aides expect GLBT voters to believe that he secretly supports their right to marriage equality, and is merely biding his time before he actually does anything about it because he’s afraid of what people will say. What we know of Obama makes it difficult to trust his aides in this suggestion.