Nothing More

No pics, no news, no nothing but a few quotes by a few Supreme court justices.  They are not quotes about the healthcare bill that the Court upheld today.  They are just quotes that speak to the mentality of a few of the justices that were part of the decision that was handed down today.  Nothing more.

Whether you believe what they say about themselves and the system in which they work is entirely up to you.



Our system presumes that there are certain principles that are more important than the temper of the times. And you must have a judge who is detached, who is independent, who is fair, who is committed only to those principles, and not public pressures of other sort.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy


I think it is up to the judge to say what the Constitution provided, even if what it provided is not the best answer, even if you think it should be amended. If that’s what it says, that’s what it says.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia


In such cases, one can feel powerless and wonder why the others were not persuaded by what one took to be so salient in the case. There is, on the other hand, a singularly satisfying feeling that one gets when one has arrived at a particularly penetrating analysis and is able to convince both of one’s colleagues of its merit.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor


As for the matter of my judicial philosophy, I didn’t have one- and didn’t want one. A philosophy that is imposed from without instead of arising organically from day-to-day engagement with the law isn’t worth having. Such a philosophy runs the risk of becoming an ideology, and I’d spent much of my adult life shying away from abstract ideological theories that served only to obscure the reality of life as it’s lived.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas


That’s it from here, America.  G’night.