Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Supreme Idiot

Over Ginsburg's Dissent, Court Limits Bias Suits

The court ruled 5 to 4 that Lilly Ledbetter, the lone female supervisor at a tire plant in Gadsden, Ala., did not file her lawsuit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in the timely manner specified by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

..."In our view, the court does not comprehend, or is indifferent to, the insidious way in which women can be victims of pay discrimination," she [Ruth Bader Ginsburg] said.

Last month, Ginsburg rebuked the same five-justice majority for upholding the federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act and for language in the opinion that she said reflected "ancient notions about women's place in the family and under the Constitution -- ideas that have long since been discredited." [Whatever the hell that means]

Yesterday she said that "Title VII was meant to govern real-world employment practices, and that world is what the court today ignores." She called for Congress to correct what she sees as the court's mistake.

In a case that Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said was easily decided on the statute "as written," her statement from the bench was noteworthy.

...She noted Ginsburg's background as a feminist legal activist who helped establish women's legal rights and added: "To see them being dismantled is especially troubling."

[How did a feminist activist get on the Supreme Court?! Why does she think the Supreme Court is supposed to interpret law the way she personally wishes it worked, not the way it is actually written? Is it really that hard to read words? What an idiot!

She does get it half right in asking Congress to change the law, but for the wrong reason. Congress would not be "correcting" the Court, it would be correcting the law, if it is in fact unfair. If you don't like the law, get Congress to change it, don't legislate from the bench! ]

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