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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:07 PM
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Supreme Court mum on Obama-birth case (until Monday)
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 07:07 PM by Newsjock
Source: Chicago Tribune

No announcement today from the Supreme Court about whether it will hear what I call the Obama-isn't-a-natural-born-citizen-so-he-can't-be-president lawsuit, officially known as Donofrio v. Wells.

As I wrote yesterday, Justice Clarence Thomas had the case listed for the justices' Friday conference where the court's members, among other orders of business, decided what cases to hear arguments on.

Donofrio wasn't announced as one of the two cases the court decided to take. Scotusblog has details on the cases.

I'm told by a Supreme Court watcher that the lack of an announcement doesn't mean the court definitely won't hear Donofrio although he thinks it's safe to say its unlikely the court won't hear the case. The full orders aren't due until Monday.

Read more: http://www.swamppolitics.com/news/politics/blog/2008/12...
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tomhayes Donating Member (476 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:18 PM
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1. Let's hope they impeach Thomas
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 07:18 PM by tomhayes
Thomas, Alito and Roberts need to be impeahced for lying to the senate about how they didn't already decide certain cases (like abortion) before they were appointed.
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hlthe2b Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:20 PM
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2. "safe to say its unlikely the court won't hear the case. "
Ahh, the competing double negatives.... I just love it people tie themselves up in knots and end up contradicting themselves... :shrug:

I am assuming they meant to say, that "he thinks it is safe to say it is likely that the court won't hear the case" or alternately "safe to say it is unlikely the court WILL hear the case".... :crazy:
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Robb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:23 PM
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3. Paid by the word, perhaps.
It would also explain the "nothing happened yet" story being filed at all. :D
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rateyes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:55 PM
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5. Kind of like Bush saying he wants to "unthaw" the credit market.
What a maroon.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:30 PM
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4. With all those double negatives, I'm confused, but this sounds like bad news.
"the lack of an announcement doesn't mean the court definitely won't hear Donofrio"

-- so, the Court might hear Donofrio?

" although he thinks it's safe to say its unlikely the court won't hear the case. "

ALTHOUGH -- it is likely the Court will hear the case?
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:37 AM
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6. That is some really bad writing.
An 8th grader could see that double negative a mile away.
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 05:56 AM
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7. What fucking idiot wrote this piece of trash?
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