Friday, June 26, 2015
So anyway, I'm taking a breather from the news (and blogging) for a while because frankly it's making me stupid. Or stupider. Or maybe I'm not sure if I'm actually getting stupid or if the news itself has gotten so stupid that it's actually dipping below some critical level of my not-at-all discerning tastes and causing some sort of physical and mental reaction that manifests itself in slack-jawed, glazed-eyed bewilderment. Either way, I'm going to try and ignore most of it and see what happens. Oh well. Whatever.
"Get ready for a massive legal assault on houses of worship that refuse to accommodate same-sex weddings. Even legislation on the federal and state level may not be able to undo the broad opening that Kennedy et al has forced on the religious institutions and people in the US."
Thursday, June 25, 2015
"One last thing. Because the Supreme Court has plucked Obamacare out of the normal Chevron framework, the IRS cannot now rescind the regulation, claiming it has a new interpretation of the ambiguous statute. If you’re wondering why the Chief Justice and the others went so far out of bounds, that’s your answer: they don’t want a President Rubio undoing the subsidies, which, applying Chevron deference, would have been perfectly reasonable to do. With Obamacare, the Court is saying the IRS cannot change its mind because the Court has already made its mind up."