Libertarian Party Supreme Court shortlist includes Alan Dershowitz

It’s Dershowitz’s use of litigation to silence and intimidate people that—all else aside—marks him as an inappropriate libertarian pick for the highest court.

Obligatory Kim Stanley Robinson quote:

That’s libertarians for you — anarchists who want police protection from their slaves.

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“Libertarian Party Supreme Court”

There’s the joke.

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These are the people who think driving licenses are evidence of government overreach?

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Yes, surely there should be multiple supreme courts, which can compete for cases in the open market?

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To quote Thom Hartmann, “Libertarians are just Republicans who want to smoke dope and get laid.”

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My short list of people I would like to see on the SCOTUS is just one. Get rid of all the others, and just have George Washington decide the cases.

Specifically, the $0.25 piece. The lawyers call heads or tails while he’s still spinning in the air (and not his grave which is more likely) then the case is decided when he hits the ground.

This probably would have resulted in better outcomes for most (not all) of the cases in the past few years, and it will most certainly result in better outcomes if McConnell and his jack-hole party are able to shoe-horn in some other ignorant justice.

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“Ignoring a candidate’s problematic history despite decades of well-documented evidence” is also how so many Libertarians came to support Ron Paul’s candidacy for President even though he published batshit crazy White Supremacist newsletters for decades.

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Odd that the Libertarians would go for the guy with ties to raping children. That’s a completely unforeseen stance.

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Having a son called Rand was enough to seal the deal.

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Yeah, who would have thought that the party with members who consider age-of-consent laws to be government overreach might do something like this?

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Republicans will install their cronies into the US mint in order to influence the outcome of cases with weighted quarters.

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It doesn’t. But it also indicates that they are in agreement with his politics generally speaking, though, which does not surprise me about the modern Libertarian party.

But he’s for FREEDUMS… just like RAND! /s

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Butt they’ll just replace the backside with Robert E. Lee. Because both sides, etc.

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Hmmm…if the Libertarian Party keeps this up, it’s going to run the risk that people might begin to think about not taking it seriously as a national political and ideological leader.

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Some problems aren’t solved by calling them problematic. They’re solved by requiring proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

(The Kavanaugh hearings established the principle that the standards for appointment match those of acquittal, so perhaps the slogan “innocent until proven guilty” would appeal to some one out there.)

I actually think Dershowitz would make the perfect supreme court nominee.

Politically, he’s lately been allied with Trump (I think out of necessity), but he has some history of liberal positions. Certainly moreso than Trump’s nominee.

More importantly, he gives a strong impression that he wouldn’t be long for any “lifetime” appointment.

Holy shit, crazy timing. I promise I had nothing to do with this.

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He has evinced some hostility to “leftist” positions, and what you might call liberal, he might call leftist.

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Look just because Hitler lost WW2 doesn’t mean his side doesn’t deserve monuments for his contributions.

(I keep re-reading it, and I am not certain my sarcastic hyperbole would be received as irony or paint me as a nazi sympathize. I guess society is slipping off into the deep end if we can’t make fun of war losers)

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Feature, not bug.

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