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    USSC Judge openly hates the constitution and your guns

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/04/29/su...ond-amendment/

    Justice John Paul Stevens doesn’t believe anyone has the right to own a gun, and admits that you would need to rewrite the Constitution to make his preference a legal reality. And that’s exactly what he thinks should happen.

    Throughout his 35-year tenure on the Supreme Court, Justice Stevens was a lion of the legal left. He was an unapologetic advocate of the “Living Constitution”— that judges should continually reinterpret the words of the Constitution in accordance with what they, and other elite members of society, decide is the evolving enlightenment of modern society.

    Justice Stevens retired in 2010 at the end of the second-longest tenure in Supreme Court history. (The only justice to serve longer is the one he replaced in 1975, William Douglas, with 36 years). Now Justice Stevens has written a book on the Constitution called Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution. The title says it all.
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    I told you people to write a complaint to the Ill. Bar Assoc...even provided a link and example letter.

    He cannot propose new law ... he's still a sitting judge at the appellate court level.

    So quit wasting your ink here and file an ethics complaint with the bar assoc. of Il.

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    Is it unethical for Justice Stevens to write and testify ...

    Is it unethical for Justice Stevens to write and testify about campaign finance restrictions?

    Justice John Paul Stevens Stevens retired only from active service in 2010. He remains an Article III judge (eligible to sit on a lower court) and is therefore subject to the same ethical norms that govern the justices in active service. Nonetheless, on top of authoring a book that “offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change,” Justice Stevens has somehow agreed to testify this Wednesday at a Senate Rules Committee hearing on the politically contentious topic of campaign-finance restrictions. I hope that a senator will ask him to explain how it is ethical for him to testify on this matter
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    I told you people to write a complaint to the Ill. Bar Assoc...even provided a link and example letter.

    He cannot propose new law ... he's still a sitting judge at the appellate court level.

    So quit wasting your ink here and file an ethics complaint with the bar assoc. of Il.
    "The Judicial Conference of the United States has adopted the Code of Conduct for United States Judges and has authorized its designated Committee on Codes of Conduct to issue advisory opinions on the meaning of the Code of Conduct. (The Code of Conduct doesn’t formally apply to Supreme Court justices (including those retired pursuant to § 371(b)), but it’s generally regarded as providing a benchmark for judging their conduct.)

    In its Advisory Opinion No. 50 (available, along with other opinions, here), the Committee on Codes of Conduct concludes that, notwithstanding the arguably expansive text of Canon 4A(2),

    a judge may appear at a public hearing before or consult with an executive or legislative body or official relative to matters not concerning judicial administration only “to the extent that it would generally be perceived that a judge’s judicial experience provides special expertise in that area.”
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    He's an Illinois lawyer .. and subject to its ethical obligations


    https://www.iardc.org/rules_governin...profession.pdf

    See rule 62 ....

    I called Illinois bar assoc ... he is indeed covered under their rules ... even as supreme ct justice ...

    can't have ex-supremes running around at the mouth ...
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    that judges should continually reinterpret the words of the Constitution in accordance with what they, and other elite members of society
    I'm sorry, but as soon as I see those words I immediately stop reading, as I cannot believe anything else the writer has to say. It's not that a don't believe the premise of the story, or that the Judge is in the wrong, but words like "elite members of society" and "washington elite" just scream right wing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SovereignAxe View Post
    I'm sorry, but as soon as I see those words I immediately stop reading, as I cannot believe anything else the writer has to say. It's not that a don't believe the premise of the story, or that the Judge is in the wrong, but words like "elite members of society" and "washington elite" just scream right wing to me.

    Yet the political elite and their connected is a reality. As nothing to do with a Pseudo "right wing".
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
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    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    Yet the political elite and their connected is a reality. As nothing to do with a Pseudo "right wing".
    Yup. Political connections are amazingly complex and hidden from most people. Those "in power" want to stay in power. I was reading an article from The Stranger on Ian Birk and the amount of connection and favors just at the city level heeb my jeebs.

    Movers and shakers, pimps and ******.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    Yup. Political connections are amazingly complex and hidden from most people. Those "in power" want to stay in power. I was reading an article from The Stranger on Ian Birk and the amount of connection and favors just at the city level heeb my jeebs.

    Movers and shakers, pimps and ******.
    I find it horrid that even at significantly smaller cities like Bellingham the elitism practiced.

    Do you have a link to that article I'd love to read it. Even though murdering cops who get away with their crimes make me vomit.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sudden valley gunner View Post
    I find it horrid that even at significantly smaller cities like Bellingham the elitism practiced.

    Do you have a link to that article I'd love to read it. Even though murdering cops who get away with their crimes make me vomit.

    Curl up with a good cup of coffee or tea. http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/r...t?oid=19281433

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyb View Post
    Curl up with a good cup of coffee or tea. http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/r...t?oid=19281433
    +1 There is no bad apple when the whole barrel is rotten.
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

    U.S. v. Minker, 350 US 179, at page 187
    "Because of what appears to be a lawful command on the surface, many citizens, because
    of their respect for what only appears to be a law, are cunningly coerced into waiving their
    rights, due to ignorance." (Paraphrased)

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