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May 23, 2011

Early press coverage and reactions to SCOTUS California prison ruling in Plata

Thanks to this post at How Appealing, everyone can quickly jump to some of the early press coverage of the Supreme Court work in the Plata prison ruling this morning (basics here).  Here are some of the highlights:

Today's main posts on the Plata ruling:

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Video by prison guards union links campaign donations to new contract

The union spent $7 million on last year's elections, and of the 107 candidates it endorsed, 104 were elected.

Posted by: George | May 23, 2011 7:34:23 PM

Yup, money talks Bull$h_t walks but it does rub both ways though. In this case the union and in another case private corporations seeking to obtain outsourced prison duties.

Posted by: james | May 23, 2011 7:48:43 PM

How many innocent people are going to die because of this nonsense?

A rigged game, and a Supreme Court that abdicated its responsibility. And crowing liberals. What a great day.

Posted by: federalist | May 23, 2011 9:05:42 PM

Federalist:

Mein Fuehrer:

It is a great day.

Sieg Heil!

Maybe I won't be shot by cops and have it swept under the rug. Yes, that is real justice!

Posted by: albeed | May 23, 2011 11:29:31 PM

"...but it will make the prisons safer for the staff,..."

I am a warden. I have to choose. Should I get rid of the prisoner that beats up my staff on a regular basis, or the friendly, funny one, that is very popular with my staff, whom they will miss if gone?

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 24, 2011 4:51:44 AM

I urge the House to impeach all nine Justices. They are a threat to the public safety. Those who believe in prayer, should pray. The Justices should become the victims of street crime.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 24, 2011 4:55:35 AM

The number of Justices must also be changed to an even number.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 24, 2011 7:38:06 AM

If this lawless body insists on writing laws, let it have a legislative size, such 1000 seats. Let's exclude lawyers from the Supreme Court. They are incompetents making ghoulish decisions on technical subjects they know nothing abut. They are like two year olds, playing, throwing things around the room, except the things are people's lives.

Posted by: Supremacy Claus | May 24, 2011 9:10:21 AM

Hopefully this will not be the eventual direction we're headed towards.

http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/05/2011518184325620380.html

Posted by: james | May 24, 2011 6:35:01 PM

heading toward james? where you been last 10-15 years. WE ARE THERE! just take a walk though the cuban prison or almost ANY prison in calif! and texas among others!

Posted by: rodsmith | May 25, 2011 1:23:43 AM

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