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message 1: by Lori (new)

Lori Women, we really aren't provided constitutional rights, according to one of our Supreme Court justices. Good thing he's still around to explain what the constitution really means. Not open to any interpretation of course. That's why it's being read next week. So we can all hear the it and be born again as a constitutionalist.

message 2: by Lobstergirl, el principe (last edited Jan 05, 2011 06:07PM) (new)

Lobstergirl | 24355 comments Mod
So the 14th amendment asserts that citizens and persons are entitled to equal protection of the laws. And later, the SC ruled that it should be expanded to include railroads. (Corporations = persons.) Citizens, slaves, men, and railroads, but not women or gays. Interesting!

message 3: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments Scalia is much less Oliver Wendell Holmes than he is Oliver Hardy.

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Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments

message 5: by Angel (new)

Angel Martinez (angelmartinez) | 30 comments Interesting. So if some backwater state decides that, say, a man can, by law, beat his wife without legal ramifications, and she has no recourse under the law, the Supreme Court is powerless to rule this law unconstitutional? Although I suppose the reverse could be true, if, for example, a state enacted a law whereby father's have no rights regarding their children.

Oh, right, that's just silly, since women have no rights and really shouldn't even be allowed to vote.

message 6: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments This might lead to another attempt to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.

message 7: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments Sarah Pi wrote: "This might lead to another attempt to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment."

Given the current composition of many state legislatures you’d be lucky to find three-fourths of them enlightened enough to ratify the wheel or fire.

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