Saturday, December 12, 2009

Quote of the day

"The reasons the Founders barred ... bills of attainder are perfectly highlighted by the ACORN case. During the reign of abusive Kings, it was a favorite instrument for enabling unpopular parties to be convicted, punished and deprived without benefit of a trial. Under the Constitution, parties aren't supposed to be found guilty of wrongdoing as a result of a Fox-News-led witch hunt joined by cowardly members of Congress." - Glenn Greenwald

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Of course, the right wingers will decry this as "judicial activism." If these people really believed in so-called "originalism" they'd support the court's decision 100%.

Which only goes to show that the right winger notion of "originalism" is just B.S.

Just like Christian fundamentalists, they only like the parts of the Bible that support what THEY want.