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Friday, September 10, 2010

Boycott Target!

Hey everyone. I'm a fan of the movement to Boycott Target for a number of reasons. I think Citizens United was bad decision. I think corporations are indeed citizens and should have a right to free speech, but they do not (and should not) have a right to vote, and (whether they are trying to get a Republican, Democrat, or Independent candidate elected,) they should not have a right to free speech when it comes to elections. The U.S. has a legitimate interest in curbing their free speech when it comes to elections.

We live in a capitalist society, and corporations only speak in the language of $$$. Therefore, the only way for every-man Americans like you and me to communicate our displeasure with Corporations (and indirectly our displeasure with the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United) is through movements such as this boycott.

I encourage everyone to view the videos after the jump below and Boycott Target!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Time for DNA (at least me) to weigh in on the Mosque at Ground Zero Issue. It really is an interesting issue. Recently, I've come to think the wholesale dismissal of arguments to move the Islamic center (which I was guilty of until about a week ago) isn't entirely warranted. I agree that no government should interfere with the building of a mosque (or any other form of harmless religious expression) no matter what. If I had to rank the amendments to the Constitution, the First would be first (followed closely by the Fourteenth). But I do disagree with the assertion that "there is NO good argument" against the builders of the mosque themselves moving it to a different site than the former-Burlington Coat Factory two blocks north of the WTC. A few good arguments discussion points below....

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cats & Dogs 3? All-Star Duo take down Prop 8.

A well covered, but still most-fascinating aspect of Prop 8 litigation, (at least from a soon-to-be legal professional's opinion,) is the all-star duo that is representing the plaintiff-respondents (the gays) in the courts. Super heavyweights of the legal profession, Ted Olson  and David Boies faced off in 2000 in Bush v. Gore. Olson, a conservative juggernaut bested Boies, the liberal hero, in that case. In this case, they're teamed up and won round 1 against the State of California. It's shockingly similar to Cats & Dogs 2: The Revenge of Kitty Galore.

Prop 8 Unconstitutional

Chief Judge Vaughn Walker of the Norther District of California declared in a 136-page decision that California's Propisition 8, which attempted to ban Gay Marriage, is Unconstitutional. The Prop 8 issue is one of the most fascinating and polarizing issue of our time and nobody thinks Judge Walker's decision is the end of it.

This issue will surely be appealed beyond the notoriously liberal 9th circuit all the way to the Supreme Court. There, the show down will reach its culmination, and we will see if the Constitution's last line of defense will allow what this picture is illustrating to happen.Or, will they think that discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is not unconstitutional. I explain my idea of why it might not be after the jump.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sherley Sherrod v. Fox News, et al?

John W. Dean had a very interesting post on July 9th over at FindLaw's Writ Blog called "Should Sherley Sherrod sue Andrew Breitbart and Fox News?" This post gave very good reasons why Ms. Sherrod should NOT sue Breitbart and Fox News. It took me a while to find it because I have been so busy fantasizing about bringing that exact suit on behalf of Ms. Sherrod against Fox News and Breitbart.

See more details of my fantasy and my thoughts on Dean's post after the jump.