Thursday, June 30, 2005

CNN gets one right

Click on the headline above for a CNN article about Republican efforts to curb the effects of the Supreme Court's disasterous, wrong, and one-step-from-manning-the-brigades decision in Kelo v. City of New London. A good and unbiased account - noteworthy in its own right. But it is even better than that. Gotta love the courage of the article's writer for throwing in this line - the polar opposite of obfuscation:

"In a 5-4 ruling last week, the Supreme Court said municipalities have broad power to bulldoze people's homes and put up shopping malls or other private development to generate tax revenue."

Yup. Nail on the head.

The one fault in the article is the comment, "The Supreme Court has overturned other congressional attempts to supersede its decisions." A non-lawyer probably does not understand the distinction I explained so masterfully in my previous post, so I won't fault this reporter for failing to note that the Supreme Court would have no business overturning the proposed bill - though given the Supreme Court's penchant for doing things it has no business doing, maybe the remark wasn't the result of ignorance after all.


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