The arguments at SCOTUS didn't go well for Zackey Rahimi, but Judge James Ho isn't done with the case just yet. Also: RIP, Rosalynn Carter.
Judgesplaining to SCOTUS. He’s basically an Alito mini-me.
That man is high on his own supply.
Judge Ho is and always will be a power seeking ass Ho I’m done
RIP Rosalynn Carter.
Thank you for your ongoing coverage of the woman-hating Fifth Circuit.
Somehow it’s always the people with power and privilege who refuse to consider the impact of their actions, claiming they can do any amount of harm as long as their intent was otherwise. Judge Ho’s comment is a classic example:
“...the court grants relief, not because it is insensitive to domestic violence or the safety of Kersee’s girlfriend, but because it is sensitive to the constitutional rights of the accused,”
In other words, the impact of his logic (women are beaten, stalked, brutalized, terrorized, even murdered) means nothing next to the privileged man’s intent.
Pretty much every part of the Constitution is interpreted with a balancing analysis that looks at the competing rights of parties affected by the wording, particularly when "the public interest" is one of those parties. There are such exceptions to the First Amendment, the 4th, the 5th, etc. For some bizarre reason only the 2d is felt to be immune to such balancing.