Boots & Sabers

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SCOTUS Rules on Housing Discrimination

And in case you didn’t think SCOTUS had beclowned itself enough, they also released this ruling.

WASHINGTON — A deeply divided Supreme Court delivered an unexpected reprieve to civil rights groups Thursday, ruling that housing discrimination need not be intentional in order to be illegal.

The justices said people objecting to lending, zoning, sales and rental practices can base their legal claim on the disparate impact those practices have on blacks or other minorities.

You got it. The government can still whack you for housing discrimination even if you weren’t intentionally discriminating.

Obamacare Ruling

I can’t say much more than Scalia already did. The Supreme Court beclowned itself in its Obamacare ruling and rendered themselves just another political judicial body. Unfortunately, it’s one with lifetime appointments.

On the argument the state subsidies violates the act:
“Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State. You would think the answer be obvious — so obvious there would hardly be a need for the Supreme Court to hear a case about it. The Secretary of Health and Human Services is not a state.”

And he added…
“The Court solves that problem (believe it or not) by simply saying that federal exchanges count as state exchanges only…for purposes of the tax credits.  How wonderfully convenient and how utterly contrary to normal principles of interpretation.”



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