The post-Vernal Equinox view of all things legal, political and sporting from Stone Mountain of Georgia, co-starring Cockstradamus from The Azores…
First, sporting antidotes to the Obama Recession at War
John Calipari, Kentucky’s junior college-transfer genius, prevailed over Ohio State upperclassmen in the defining game of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Clearly, the Wildcats will prevail in the Final Four, but will it be Arizona or Kentucky? Cockstradamus says…Arizona. (We picked the Buckeyes three months ago, and on our bracket, to win the national championship, before this loss.)
As a card-carrying member of the dead-tree media and USC alumnus, I have tri-annually received the Fighting Gamecocks’ baseball, football and men’s basketball media guides for the past two decades. I now hold in my hands memorialized proof of the end of the 1801 Chicken Curse.
For the first time, a media guide celebrates the previous year’s National Championship won by a Fighting Gamecock’s team. South Carolina defeated UCLA in last year’s College World Series. This weekend the now 4th-ranked Gamecocks lead the current #1-ranked Florida Gators, 1-0 in a crucial early-season 3-game SEC series.
Mike DeVine Law aka Braves-Gamecock and Cockstradamus see a Braves-Red Sox World Series
(What is left of) The Rule of Law
President Obama has no duty to defend traditional marriage in court. Presidents and judges take oaths to uphold the Constitution, and if the Chief Executive deems the Defense of Marriage Act to be unconstitutional, then it is within its rights and discretion not to defend it. Voters have the right to take note and act accordingly.
Wisconsin, Government Employee Unions and Judicial Oligarchs
In his The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law, Judge Robert Bork outlines in detail our governmental system’s great and crucial reliance on judicial restraint, which reveals the great difficulty we have confronted by liberal Democrat judges in Wisconsin that are willing to re-write the law to reach a desired outcome.
We can only hope that a majority of the Badger State’s supreme court will stick with the narrow definition of “fiscal” and thus uphold the constitutionality of the new law restricting the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions, lest their ruling open up many other laws to challenge that would wreck havoc on the legal system of Wisconsin.
The Georgia General Assembly
DeVine Law is very happy about what the Republican majority is NOT going to do, and isn’t that quintessentially conservative:
We hope that Republican Governor Nathan Deal gets to sign a bill allowing employers to use E-verify to insulate themselves from sanctions for employing illegal aliens and mirroring Arizona’s stop and frisk law emphasizing the identification of non-citizens.
Legal Editor – The Minority Report
Atlanta Law & Politics columnist for Examiner.com
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson
More DeVine Gamecock rooster crowings at Modern Conservative, Hillbilly Politics, Unified Patriots, Political Daily and Conservative Outlooks. All Charlotte Observer and Atlanta Journal-Constitution op-eds archived at Townhall.com.