Monday, November 26, 2007

High Five Deliver Jaundiced Justice

Against the law

Two new books make it clear that the Supreme Court's notorious Bush vs. Gore ruling wasn't as bad as it seemed at the time. It was worse.
- - - - - - - - - - - -By Gary Kamiya

July 4, 2001 The Supreme Court's ruling in Bush vs. Gore, which stopped the Florida recount and handed the presidency to George W. Bush, was one of most controversial rulings in the court's history. It inspired an unprecedented flood of outrage: In print and in conversation, in chat rooms and classrooms, law professors, journalists and ordinary citizens alike expressed shock, disbelief and deep anger at the decision. As one might expect, the reaction to the ruling tended (though by no means absolutely) to break down along partisan lines, but there was a notable asymmetry: Outside the noisy precincts of braying-head TV commentators, the court's supporters were considerably less outspoken -- and assured -- than its critics.

...The critics, for their part, were convinced that the nation's highest judicial body, whose members are answerable to no one, had pulled off a judicial coup d'état, its conservative majority, on the thinnest of legal pretexts, arrogantly handing the election to the candidate it preferred -- in the process possibly nullifying the votes of 50 million Americans. ...

The Court's decision
The majority ruled 5-4 first that the recounts must be stopped, and then after sufficient time had elapsed, that no constitutionally-valid recount could timely be completed by the December 12 deadline. The opinion stated that the state-wide standard (that a "legal vote" is "one in which there is a 'clear indication of the intent of the voter.'"[24]) could not guarantee that each county would count the votes the same way, and held that this violated the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution.

Four justices dissented -- two appointed by Democrats and two by Republicans. The four dissenters argued with what they saw as problems with the ruling, including that the principle of fairness. The actual counting had ended with the December 9th injunction issued by the same five justice majority, three days before any deadline. [18]

I was among those who harshly criticized the Supreme Court's decision. I have had no reason to reconsider that judgment. But, I suspect, like many people who followed the election carefully but are neither lawyers nor experts in the history of the court and constitutional law, I still harbored a small area of doubt as to whether the majority justices were really corrupt.

Then there is this odd link. Why in a secular nation where church is separated from State, does the Supreme court of the US attend a Catholic Red Mass every year?
Blackwater; Knights of Malta in Iraq and SMOM

From our friends at illuminati News:

Blackwater is more than just a “private army”, much more than just another capitalist war-profiteering business operation. It is an army operating outside all laws, outside and above the US Constitution and yet is controlled by people within and outside our government whose allegiance is primarily to the foreign Vatican state. In other words, Blackwater is a religious army serving the Pope in Rome through the Order of Malta, which is itself considered under international law, as a sovereign entity with special diplomatic powers and privileges. Like Blackwater, the Order of Malta is “untouchable” because it is at the heart of the elite aristocracy.
The Knights of Malta is not merely a “charitable organization”. That’s just an elaborate front, as should become clear to you later. As the name Sovereign Military Order of Malta confirms, it is a military order based on the crusader Knights Hospitaller of Jerusalem and is interwoven with Freemasonry. Most people have never even heard of SMOM, much less that it is a part of Freemasonry. But that is the way the aristocratic elite like it.
One of the symbols of the military orders of the Vatican, the double-headed eagle emblazoned with the Maltese cross, signifies omnipotent royal dominion over both East and West. The orb signifies temporal dominion over the globe of Earth, and the scepter signifies control over the spiritual and religious impulses of humanity. This eagle symbol is used in the masonic rite of Memphis and Misraim, under which it reads, “Order Out of Chaos”, the Hegelian method of crisis creation. It is found on the seals of many European and Eurasian nation states including that of Russia, indicating direct Blackwater; Knights of Malta in Iraq and SMOM
... '
There are now five judges of the U. S. Supreme Court who are Catholic and the Blackwater group who protect Bush report to the Vatican. Does anyone find that odd?

In closing from Wikepedia:

A brief the breakdown of the decisions:

The remedy of ceasing all recounts was approved by five to four. (Kennedy, O'Connor, Rehnquist,[25] Scalia and Thomas in support[2]; Breyer,[26] Ginsburg, Souter[27] and Stevens opposed)
Seven justices (the five Justice majority and Breyer and Souter in dissent
) initially agreed upon review that there might be Equal Protection issues in using different standards of counting in different counties. Although seven ended up determining there was indeed an Equal Protection violation, especially due to the fact that different standards are always used to count votes in a presidential election, only five agreed the recounts should stop. Two wanted to remand the case back to the Florida Supreme Court to permit the court to establish uniform standards of what constitutes a legal vote and then manually recount all ballots using those standards.
The view that the Florida Supreme Court acted contrary to the intent of the Florida legislature was rejected by six of the nine justices. (Rehnquist, Scalia and Thomas in support; Breyer, Ginsburg, Kennedy, O'Connor, Souter and Stevens opposed)

... And so the Idi Amin of the American presidency was born, appointed by five corrupt Supreme Court justices.


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