Monday, June 25, 2012

Climateer Line of the Day: SCOTUS Interruptus Edition

A little levity as we await Obamacare.
Court Orders, Supreme Court of the United States, June 25, 2012:
The question presented in this case is whether the holding of Citizens United applies to the Montana state law. There can be no serious doubt that it does.  See U. S. Const., Art. VI, cl. 2....
Alrighty then.

For those Montana judges a little sketchy on the U.S. Constitution, the second clause of the sixth article reads:
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the Contrary notwithstanding.
Roger that, supreme law of the land,
Judges in every state bound thereby, over.

HT: Hit&Run

The summary reversal continued:
...Montana’s arguments in support of the judgment below either were already rejected in Citizens United, or fail to meaningfully distinguish that case....The judgment of the Supreme Court of Montana is reversed