Supreme Irony

April 23, 2010

With the retirement of Justice Stevens, one of the great voices advocating for individual liberties left on the Court, the battle begins to find his replacement. Talking about the US Supreme Court is a bit like stepping into Bizzarro World – the creation from Superman Comics where everything in the world is the exact opposite of reality. Then again, maybe it’s a bit more like some Orwellian exercise in double speak. The US Supreme Court, as it has been constituted since 2000, has been the most activist court in our Country’s history, beginning with the unprecedented and shameful coup of Bush V Gore. Since that shameful decision the conservative radicals on the US Supreme Court have consolidated their attempts to undermine the Constitution and turn the country, by judicial fiat, into a corporate oligarchy.

Hopefully, President Obama will nominate a person who has the every day experience and common sense to understand how the decisions of the Court affects the every day lives of ordinary citizens; someone who will be willing to take back the true intent and meaning of the Court, and respect precedent. As for me, I have an idea…

Why not nominate Al Gore? If anyone would appreciate the effects of judicial activism it would be him. Wouldn’t that be a nice ironic twist and a decisive movement toward returning the Court’s perceptive to it’s original intent: to protect the rights of the individual against the powerful.