QUESTION: What is a Supreme Court Justice’s fundamental job?


Sorry. But

Show me exactly one opinion issued in the last oh lets say 100 years that was not an important federal question.

Its is what they do. Sorry if my intellect frightens you in to insults.

It is very scary to the ignorant among posters.

I apologize for scaring you…



I just gave you three…


Your “intellect” should frighten us all.
You’re on a roll- Have a great Ignoramus Day.


All of those rulings are constitutional considerations.


LOL. Its what SCOTUS does. Federal questions are indeed constitutional questions.

The 3 the wiley posted are all constitution questions.

sorry but they are and all your whining that they are not belie the facts that they are.



Insults have never changed facts. :slight_smile:

you can insult me til I am dead but that doesnt change the facts about SCOTUS.



Actually he’s right, that IS the role of SCOTUS.





You’re welcome.


“Money is speech”

If that were true, the court wouldn’t be limiting censorship on the wealthy and then turning around and imposing censorship on protestors and those of normal means.

“Corporations are people.”

If that were true, Corporations could vote in elections and would be held criminally liable for breaking laws.

As for the third one, please point to the section of the Constitution that grants the government power to dictate that citizens must purchase anything.

Thanks in advance.

Just saying it is a constitutional consideration does not make it so. All three of those rulings had very little to do with the Constitution at all.


In regard to your assertion that Supreme Court Justices are not required to follow “the rules of the common law” see Amendment 7.

And with regard to Supreme Court Justices being required to “support this Constitution” see Article 6

Have you actually ever read our federal Constitution?


The liberty to succeed or fail at one’s own hand is a socialist’s nightmare and not the American Dream


1995 McIntyre vs Ohio Elections Commission case.

The fact is, Ohio has its own State Constitution and bill of rights. And the case should never have found its way into the United States Supreme Court.

Under Ohio’s Bill of Rights, we find:

I.11 Freedom of speech; of the press; of libels (1851)

Every citizen may freely speak, write, and publish his sentiments on all subjects, being responsible for the abuse of the right; and no law shall be passed to restrain or abridge the liberty of speech, or of the press. In all criminal prosecutions for libel, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury, and if it shall appear to the jury, that the matter charged as libelous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted.

Additionally, the first ten amendment to our federal Constitution, which includes freedom of speech, were directed at the federal government and did not grant any authority to allow the federal government to enter the states and make them enforceable upon the various state governments.



Well Allan? Are you unwilling or too proud to admit you are wrong?


The primary function of a Supreme Court Justice is to be obedient to the text of our Constitution, and give effect to its documented legislative intent which gives context to its text.


7th amendment guarantees the right to trial by jury (in the cases of 20 bucks or more)


Has nothing to do with SCOTUS.



I suggest you actually read the 7th Amendment which also requires Supreme Court Justices to follow “the rules of the common law”.

Do you know one of the most fundamental rules of the common law? It requires an adherence to legislative intent.


Those who reject abiding by the intentions and beliefs under which our Constitution was agree to, as those intentions and beliefs may be documented from historical records, wish to remove the anchor and rudder of our constitutional system so they may then be free to “interpret” the Constitution to mean whatever they wish it to mean.


We will just have to agree to disagree on the reading of the 7th.

Says nothing about SCOTUS but you read it differently.



no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.

The Supreme Court IS a “Court of the United States” is it not?


Put the whole amendment up and you will see the 7th amendment guarantees civil cases for more than 20 bucks are tried by jury.

Don’t make the same mistake John makes and takes words out of context.



No Allan, you need to read the whole thing. There’s more than one part. The part in bold exemplifies the right to jury nullification.


So post the entire 7th and let the community have its say.