Monday, April 02, 2007

the four horsemen of the apocalypse...

Here's what I want to see a lot more of...

Justices: EPA Can Control Car Emissions

The court's four conservative justices -- Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Samuel Alito, Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas -- dissented.

I would bet anytime those four assholes are "in dissent" together, We The People can chalk it up as a Win.

Update: Wiki defines well my header:
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are mentioned in the Bible in chapter six of the Book of Revelation. The four horsemen are traditionally named Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death. However, this is slightly at odds with the conventional interpretation of the Bible, which actually only directly names the fourth: "Death".
Sounds about right.

8 comments:

Secret Rapture said...

My inaugural address at the Great White Throne Judgment of the Dead, after I have raptured out billions! The Secret Rapture soon, by my hand!
Read My Inaugural Address
My Site=http://www.angelfire.com/crazy/spaceman
Your jaw will drop!

Barking Up Trees said...

i believe whom bugs bunny once referred to as "Screwy from St. Louey"...

Naahm Deplume said...

didn't read the dissent yet. I know your take on it, but did they discuss agency deference and Chevron at all?

Naahm Deplume said...

Okay, I read the dissents. The Thomas dissent concerns statutory construction and priniciples of agency deference under Chevron. I can argue (argue? that would imply you would listen) about this ad infinitum, but at the end of the day, it remains a dispute over gray shades. Further, it gets away from why the case was there to begin with.
But the Roberts dissent goes to standing, the basis for the appeal, and this is where Stevens (true to his nature, that cantankerous old bastard) really opens up a can o' worms. Nasty worms too. By giving a state parens patriae jurisidction in federal court, and allowing "damages" of a minimal sort, the Court has lowered (dropped, really) the bar to those that will turn to litigation when they can't get legislation, and threaten the very concepts of federalism and the meaning of the supremacy clause.

Of course, that keeps the lawyers employed, and lets the oppressed fight the leftist oppression as well as the rightist, so maybe I like this decision after all.

Let the Litigation Begin!

Barking Up Trees said...

lawyers, like scrubbing bubbles: they work hard so you won't have toooooooooo...

Secret Rapture said...

Yes, I am for sure a far out Space Cadet.
Within months, if not years, by my hand, we will be in the post apocalyptic world of 'Jericho' on TV! Stay tuned!

Barking Up Trees said...

i think i'd rather not...

--spared-- said...

G, you are attracting all sorts of weirdos to this blog.

Besides myself, Mr Feather, and that guy that was cyber stalking me from here, of course.