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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:30 AM

Chief Justice Warren Burger quote on the Second Amendment



Burger was a lifelong Republican. But, as we’ve known for some time, they don’t make ‘em like they used to... The late U.S. Supreme Court chief justice, named to the court by President Richard Nixon in 1969, said after leaving the bench that, contrary to views espoused by gun groups, the Second Amendment “doesn’t guarantee the right to have firearms at all.”

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Playinghardball Jan 2013 OP
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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:39 AM

1. It would be nice to get back tot he days of a truly conservative SCOTUS like the Warren court

 

That conservative court was far preferable to the whackadoo right wing nutjob Roberts court.

With any luck, at least one whackadoo justice will retire in the next four years and we might just end up with a right of center court again.

I daresay, there will never be a liberal court in my lifetime.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:48 AM

5. A "liberal court"

means to me a court which interprets individual rights and liberties in a liberal fashion.

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Response to pipoman (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 12:01 PM

6. I would agree

 

I would also say there has never really been a liberal SCOTUS.

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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:46 AM

4. Maybe you should quote Chief Justice Burger's views on gay rights.

Since you seem to think he is an authority. I'll do it for you: he wrote sodomy was a "'crime against nature'... of 'deeper malignity than rape', a heinous act 'the very mention of which is a disgrace to human nature' and 'a crime not fit to be named'" (106 S. Ct. at 2841). Burger did not believe in rights for anyone. Disgusting that he is put out as an authority on DU.

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