Posts Tagged SCOTUS

The Sotomayor Nightmare

ConstitutionBurningThe role of our constitution has been eroded to an already frightening degree by decades of congressional and judicial malfeasance. The 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th amendments have all been roundly scorned; the commerce clause outright inverted; the ex post facto directives ignored; and the article 3 authorization to judge constitutional issues perverted into a de facto power to amend.

Now comes Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, a judge with a history of outright constitutional bewilderment. If she is confirmed, as seems likely, there can be no doubt that the injuries to the basis for our constitutional republic will accelerate. Just look at her history:

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Man fights federal "sex offender" list registration

Here’s the story.

Both the feds and the states are prohibited from creating ex post facto law.

Adding to someone’s punishment post-conviction is explicitly ex post facto.

This is why Ohio reasons that this particular person should not have to register. They understand the constitution, and their registration law is constructed to obey it.

However, the supreme court has ruled that registration is “not punishment” (which is sophist, ridiculous and absurd, but regardless, that’s what they said.)

Consequently, any state or the feds can register anyone, for anything, pre- or post-conviction, guilty or not. Another example of just this kind of misuse of power is the no-fly list. They make the list, decide you belong on it, bingo, you’re on it, and you have no recourse.

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