Oct. 2nd, 2008

  • 1:14 AM
lookslikelove: (pd. would you recognise my face?)
The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic, to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.


Marbury v. Madison (1803):
Essentially it created Judicial Review, and established that the Supreme Court's jurisdiction could not be expanded without permission from Congress. In a nutshell: before this was hammered out, the Supreme Court could check-and-balance out Congress and the President, but no one was really holding court over whether or not they were being Constitutional. This ruling established that it was within the power of the Supreme Court to strike down acts of Congress that were unconsitutional. All of this was brought to you by William Marbury, who was one of the infamous Midnight Judges appointed by John Adams.
lookslikelove: (tww.through wednesday's mail)
I have been relatively good so far about not spewing my politics forth into the internet (those who have interact with me in RL have not been so lucky -- I have been loud, proud and vehement about many things), but as I catch up on my news here at work as my shift ends I cannot contain myself. Things happen and I won't be sorry for my personal beliefs and I don't think that anyone should ever be.
the longest political ramble ever )
This country is supposed to be about opportunity and choice and the freedom to be who you want to be and chose to be and so many great things that people claim to have, but instantly forget about the instant conflicting viewpoints get involved. Maybe it's just the idealist in me, but people should wake up and realize that part of being a human being is stepping outside the world the grew up in and not black and white choice between losing what you hold dear and changing the world. We're in all this together. Let's kind of act like it for a change.

{ignorance is never an excuse}

  • Mar. 10th, 2008 at 10:48 PM
lookslikelove: (vm.these are the days of youth & glory)
Before I get started I am going to warn that I not only have I apparently found my high horse (and ridden in on it), but I have no intentions of getting off it in the next moment or two. This post will not be friends locked so if you want to spread the link, feel free to do so [however, if I get flamed or anything, I am shutting it down, stat].

I just have to say.

NOTE: BEHIND THE CUT IS A DISCUSSION OF THINGS OF A SENSITIVE NATURE. DO NOT CLICK IF YOU HAVE ISSUES WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING: RAPE/SEXUAL ASSUALT, RAPE CULTURE, PROSTITUTION, FEMINISM, AND VARIOUS RELATED THINGS. THANK YOU.

rape is an act of violence, an assertion of power by one individual over an another through force. )
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