Big Brother in Washington knows best how to run every aspect of our lives.
Those primitive locals think they have the right to run their own schools, run their own police departments and even run their own prisons.
Well folks, the Republic is Dead. . . . Long Live Oceania.
By order of the Supreme Court the Constitution of the United States has just been abolished.
If a state is not allowed to run something as simple their own prison system then the party is over. The Constitution is dead. As punishment for daring to fight back against Big Brother the Court will turn loose some 46,000 felons on the people of California.
I am waiting for Articles of Impeachment from the GOP House against these Monsters on the Court. . . . . But Hell will freeze over before you see a Republican take a meaningful stand on anything.
|We had a good run. Those Federalists were|
crazy anyway. The last one to leave America
please turn out the lights.
Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, speaking for the majority, said California's prisons had "fallen short of minimum constitutional requirements" because of overcrowding.
In dissent, Justice Antonin Scalia called the ruling "staggering" and "absurd."
He said the high court had repeatedly overruled the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for ordering the release of individual prisoners. Now, he said, the majority were ordering the release of "46,000 happy-go-lucky felons." He added that "terrible things are sure to happen as a consequence of this outrageous order." Justice Clarence Thomas agreed with him.
The American Civil Liberties Union said the court had "done the right thing" by addressing the "egregious and extreme overcrowding in California's prisons."
Kennedy said the judges in California overseeing the prison-release order should "accord the state considerable latitude to find mechanisms and make plans" that are "consistent with the public safety."
In a separate dissent, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said the ruling conflicted with a federal law intended to limit the power of federal judges to order a release of prisoners.