Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, May 03, 2010

Justice: “Sorry, We’re Closed”

As of tomorrow, the Supreme Court is closed. Well, not the whole building; just the iconic front entrance.

Over the entrance are the words “Equal Justice Under Law.” But you can’t get in. Talk about a sign of the times. People can still exit through the front entrance, but they have to enter through a side doorway.

This was done for security reasons. Justice Stephen Breyer said no other high court in the world, not even Israel’s, has closed its front entrance. He said the front steps and the main entrance “are not only a means to, but also a metaphor for, access to the court itself.”

However, if you pay a little, uhh, gratuity [wink] you can still get in through the front door. As in, ahem, knowing the right people.

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Blogger T. Paine said...

And who are the "right people" that one has to know in order to gain access under the current adminstration?

May 3, 2010 at 1:07 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

For movers and shakers of the right-wing cabal, cronyism obviously doesn't start and end with capitalism.

I like Breyer's idea of front-door access being a metaphor. The symbolism can't be denied.

May 3, 2010 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

If you have to ask how much justice costs, you can't afford it.

May 3, 2010 at 3:49 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

TP: I have no idea.

SW: Yup, it's a hell of a metaphor.

Lew: Sad but true.

May 3, 2010 at 5:37 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

Well, the SCROTUS has been nailing US from behind, unlubricated, so for them to close the front door almost makes sense.

May 3, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

Hmmm I'm going to DC at the end of the month. I'll let you all know if I get in. Hell I look like a Republican,mean and nasty, that might be my ticket..

May 3, 2010 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

Ah, still the best government, and justice, money can buy.


May 3, 2010 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: LOL. And the least they could've done was give us plebes a lube job.

Tim: Cool. Give us the inside story when you get there. But be careful that you don't turn into one.

Dave: Ah yes, for sale to the highest bidder, just as our Founding Fathers (and God) intended.

May 4, 2010 at 12:13 AM  

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