Posted On: Saturday - January 15th 2022 5:03PM MST
In Topics:   US Feral Government  Healthcare Stupidity  Legal Stupidity  Morning Constitutional  Kung Flu Stupidity
That's POS plural, as in Pieces Of Shit, Chief Justice John Roberts (above) presiding. The first decision the SCROTUS made on Thursday evening, National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA was regarding the sweeping vaccination and testing edicts for all companies of 100 people or larger.
The Heritage Foundation article, on the side of freedom, had details in Unpacking Supreme Court Justices’ Reasoning in Vaccine Mandate Decisions.
“As its name suggests,” the court explained, “OSHA is tasked with ensuring occupational safety—that is, ‘safe and healthful working conditions.’” That means OSHA is only empowered “to set workplace safety standards, not broad public health measures,” and according to the justices, “no provision of the Act addresses public health more generally, which falls outside of OSHA’s sphere of expertise.”Judges Kagan and Sotomayer, were of course on the side of Totalitarianism along with the lefty Stephen Breyer and wrote a dissenting opinion in favor of these Presidential Edicts, now called "mandates", to be enforced by the Executive Branch. I've looked all through the document, but I'll be damned if i can find anything that allows that in the US Constitution. Perhaps haven't downloaded the latest update.
Per the article, Judges Neil Gorsuch, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito wrote a concurring opinion, Justices Brett M. Kavanaugh, Amy Barrett, and Roberts also voted against the legality of this edict and against OSHA's attempted massive mission creep, making it 6-3.
In their 2nd "opinion" on (and that's what it should be taken as, opinion not law, but it isn't these days), Biden v. Missouri, the decision was that "the US Department of Health and Human Services’ vaccine mandate (administered through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) for workers at federally funded health care facilities" is somehow OK. Wait, only "federally funded" health care facilities? Yeah, don't breath a sigh of relief here. That means anyone who takes Medicare and Medicaid, meaning pretty much ALL of them. That's the stick that the Feds having been using on the hospital. which don't at all mind taking that stick up the wazoo from what I've seen.
On this 2nd case, Judge Thomas, joined by Gorsuch, Alito, and Amy Coney Barrett, dissented, The 3 Totalitarians from the 1st case, along with, yes, Trump-appointed Kavanaugh and Roberts, voted "aye". It was 5-4, and, I don't know the deal with Kavanaugh, but Judge Roberts let us down again. This is the 2nd big healthcare issue for which this George W. Bush appointee* has sided with big government Totalitarianism over freedom.
Remember the passage of Øb☭macare 12 years ago? (I can remember writing comments on the American Spectator site about it.) The Totalitarian side won out by a nose, every step of the way on the implementation of that piece of Fed-Gov over-reach. The last step was the Supreme Court. That's where Judge Roberts came up with some bogus argument about that whole monstrosity of Socialism being just a tax, which is OK (don't even now why on the latter).
I wonder who's got the goods on this guy? This one is not only another increase in Totalitarianism, but it will affect my family right away, more quickly than the Totalitarianism will. Screw this guy!
Finally, from Fox News, I read that anti-Panic hero Ron DeSantis of Florida had to say about it.
"But honestly, Roberts and Kavanaugh did not have a backbone on that decision," DeSantis also said. "That's just the bottom line."There are a lot of very nice spots down there still. I just don't know how long the blue State refugees will take to destroy the place.
DeSantis also vowed to enforce Florida’s protections for nurses amid the health care worker vaccine mandate.
* Right to the top too, as initially he was to be a regular justice, but then Bush appointed him directly to Chief Justice.