A great feature over at National Review Online. There are many idiocies from this week in history, but I highlight this one:
Feb. 23 1993—When is a quota not a quota? The St. Petersburg Times reports that Florida chief justice Rosemary Barkett, a member of the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, defends a commission report that recommends passage of legislation requiring that all of Florida’s decisionmaking boards and commissions be half male and half female by 1998. Barkett explains: “It is not in the context of a quota system. It is simply an acknowledgment that women make up one-half of the population of this state.” Oh.
Impressed by her willingness and ability to deny the obvious, President Clinton months later nominates Barkett to an Eleventh Circuit seat, where she serves with distinction (of a sort) to this day. (For more on Barkett’s egregious record, see here—and stay tuned.)
The Archbishop of Canterbury says the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK “seems unavoidable”.
Dr Williams argues that adopting parts of Islamic Sharia law would help maintain social cohesion.
For example, Muslims could choose to have marital disputes or financial matters dealt with in a Sharia court.
He says Muslims should not have to choose between “the stark alternatives of cultural loyalty or state loyalty”.
But Dr Williams said an approach to law which simply said “there’s one law for everybody and that’s all there is to be said, and anything else that commands your loyalty or allegiance is completely irrelevant in the processes of the courts – I think that’s a bit of a danger”.
“There’s a place for finding what would be a constructive accommodation with some aspects of Muslim law, as we already do with some other aspects of religious law.”
and the most overturned appeals court (I believe the circuit court mention in the clip is incorrect), will again be overruled by the Supremes. But it will again take time and money.It does prove their complete and utter contempt for anything other than their own power.
And our favorite 9th circuit court in San Francisco rules that the Navy is not exempt from the Environmental Act that prohibits the use of sonar in the area. Even after the president signed an executive order to exempt the Navy from the act. In other words, any enemy submarine like, you know, Iranian, North Korean, Chinese, Russian, etc, etc, etc could set in this 12 mile area (which is huge in terms of sea searches) waiting to bomb the crud out of the United States and the Navy is prohibited from using sonar to detect them in that space in order to protect the whales.