Supreme Court nominee Kagan placates Republican right at confirmation hearing

It amazes me that liberals will always say we need to vote for the lesser of two evils in Presidential elections because they might get to choose a Supreme Court Justice. But look at the people they pick.

In choosing Kagan to replace Stevens, for years the most liberal member on the court, especially in regard to civil liberties and democratic rights, Obama selected the most conservative of the nominal liberals considered to be likely candidates for the high court position. Even if Kagan votes more often than not with the liberal bloc on the court, her presence will likely shift the general political orientation of the court further to the right.

Supreme Court backs use of terrorism law against free speech

Goodbye First Amendment.

The case represents further proof that the assault on democratic rights initiated by the Bush administration in the name of a “global war on terror” is being continued and deepened under the Obama White House.