Edge of Chaos is a political podcast starring Joe Ryan and Neurotoxin. Its aim is to have a free-flowing discussion of news and current events that also examines the empirical outcomes of public policy, avoiding biases based on ideology and policy intentions. Listener discretion is both advised and encouraged.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Conservatives Can Legislate From the Bench Too....

When conservative judges legislate from the bench, it's still judicial activism and not Constitutional review. As much as I disagree with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to overturn the ruling against Texas's abortion restrictions - what personally disgusts me is the turnaround time of 3 days. Those judges had 0 interest in actually reviewing the case, they were sitting ready to strike down any ruling against the restriction in time for it to take effect. However, before religious Americans break out the champagne to celebrate being used for Rick Perry's profit, I want to remind everyone this will now go to the Supreme Court, and drag with it all the similar regulations that have been popping up like mushrooms in shit in very red States w/ virtually no opposition. Seeing as it's being challenged on grounds of regulation abuse as opposed to abortion rights, it's going to be VERY interesting to watch - perhaps even a re-alignment of the SCOTUS in its own right.


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