Wednesday, January 18, 2006

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Assisted suicide and the war on terrorism

Orin Kerr has a good post up explaining why the Supreme Court's 6-3 ruling in Gonzales v. Oregon favor of Oregon's assisted suicide law could be a harbinger for how the Court will rule on NSA surveillance or other executive-legislative disputes.

UPDATE: Stephen Bainbridge has a good post up on what the ruling reveals about Scalia's jurisprudence.

posted by Dan on 01.18.06 at 12:03 PM


I don't think this ruling shows anything about how the Supremes would rule on the NSA thing. The case is about the powers of the Governmnet on domestic issues. I believe the NSA thing is a cpmpletely different issue and will be looked at differently.

posted by: Oldcrow on 01.18.06 at 12:03 PM [permalink]

The Oregon ruling will show not how the Supreme
Court will vote on NSA, But how the INDIVIDUALS
on the Supreme Court will vote.

The main theme for the Oregon ruling was the Drug
Law was meant as a tool to stop drug trafficking;
nothing else.

But look how the votes went down:

The 'liberals' and a 'moderate' stuck to the original
concept of the drug law; it was the 'conservatives'
who abandon the origianl intent of the law and
tried to expand it's meaning, thus more federal
police powers.

How beautifully ironic.

It seems conservatives only mouth about adhering
to the original intent of a law passed by Congress;
Whenever conservatives get the chance they immediately
abandon the principle and tack on any meaning they want
as along as it suits their agenda.

Prediction: NSA vote, if it happens, is 5-4 against

I think the best way to describe the new Court's
situation is Alice-in-Wonderland.

posted by: James on 01.18.06 at 12:03 PM [permalink]

It is just amazing to me that anyone could be a suiced bomber.
Why in the world would they want to do that!!!
Don't they have families???

posted by: Nicole S. on 01.18.06 at 12:03 PM [permalink]

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