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Monday, February 22, 2016

You Really Have to Wonder

I mean, why would anyone take a statement like this seriously?

Anti-government attorney Kory Langhofer argued over the weekend that the Supreme Court could continue to decide cases 5-4 in favor of conservatives after the death of Antonin Scalia because the deceased justice could effectively cast votes from the grave.

"There's no Ouija board required to figure out how Justice Scalia would vote on these things, he's already voted," Langhofer told KPNX during a panel discussion on Sunday. "We're at the second-to-last step in how these cases unfold when Justice Scalia died."

"We know exactly what he thought," Langhofer continued. "And it's not unprincipled to say we should give affect to that."

It's not a question of principles -- it's a question of whether Langhofer has all his marbles. I think the answer is either 1) no, or 2) he's just yankin' someone's chain. (And reading through the rest of the story, option 2 seems to be the case.)

And someone actually took this seriously enough to reply, rather than just bursting into hysterical laughter.

Wanna know why public discourse in this country has become so degraded? Look to our "independent" press; they're the ones who set up nonsense like this as legitimate discourse.

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