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In other news, the Army says they have no evidence that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl engaged in misconduct during the time he spent in enemy captivity.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ruled today that stalking and terrorizing women outside of clinics that perform abortions is free speech. The court also ruled that President Obama is not entitled to the same recess appointing power enjoyed by previous presidents.

I’m paraphrasing. Barely.

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  • Christopher Foxx

    From the linked article:

    Justice Antonin Scalia, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, wrote a separate opinion agreeing with the outcome but saying they’d further restrict the president’s authority

    I realize it’s a typo, but have no doubt there are Republicans who would have no problem at all with a rule that allowed a single Justice to vote twice. (Provided it was a conservative Justice, of course.)

  • Christopher Foxx

    Also:

    Recess appointments, used by many past presidents, became controversial after Obama began to use them more frequently to appoint nominees to federal agencies like the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the National Labor Relations Board when they were bottled up by Senate Republicans.

    Interesting choice of phrasing. They “became controversial after Obama began to use them”. (Gee, thanks, Obama!) Not they “became an issue to Republicans when Obama used them to avoid the Republican bottleneck”.

  • joseph2004

    Meanwhile, the Supreme Court ruled today that stalking and terrorizing women outside of clinics that perform abortions is free speech…

    No, they really did not.

    The court also ruled that President Obama is not entitled to the same recess appointing power enjoyed by previous presidents.

    Nope, they didn’t do that either.

    0 for 2.

    • JMAshby

      The court ruled that buffer zones violate free speech.

      Do you think they sing Kumbaya outside clinics? Are you like John Roberts talking about fictional kind souls just trying to start a conversation on the sidewalk outside a clinic?

      Are you really that naive or just being a contrarian pissant?

      You don’t need to answer.