judicial appointment


Jon Stewart looks at thedecision of Roy Moore, Alabama’s Chief Justice, to defy a Supreme Court ruling and order people not to issue same-sex marriage licences.

This highlights one of the the fundamental flaws in the US justice system - where judges are appointed because of their political beliefs. Roy Moore is a Republican (he ran for governor as one) who has refused to follow federal rulings in the past. He was appointed Chief Justice in Alabama to do things exactly like this. As someone with a law degree, I cannot understand how it is acceptable to have judicial appointments that are openly political - like Scalia and Thomas in the Supreme Court. Such appointments undermine the very meaning of the word justice because rulings are never impartial or fair - they’re political. 

The Prime Minister is not Canada’s President

STOP talking about Trudeau as if he’s Canada’s president. 

  • Trudeau’s signature (like Harper’s before him!) is not binding to the country. Only the Governor General’s signature - or, if he’s sick, the Deputy Governor General. 
  • Trudeau is not able to issue executive orders.
  • Trudeau is only arguably a part of the Executive branch, because of the advisory role the Privy Council has to the Governor General. The actual power of the Executive branch - Senate and judicial appointments, signing bills into law, calling elections, etc - rests with the Governor General. 
  • Trudeau can’t go to war. Parliament has to vote on it, and then the Governor General signs off. 
  • Trudeau can’t ratify treaties. That’s Parliament’s job. 

Seriously people, the Canadian PM has way less power than the American prez. If you want to be informed participants in our democracy learn some basic civics.

What’s interesting is the persistence inherent to the valiant, albeit futile, attempts to render proletarian consciousness active and militant exclusively through volumetric, directed theoretical evangelism; it’s essentially an appeal to a series of necessary tenets, compressed within the necrotic, ineffectual associative confines of an electoral activism. General elections and judicial appointments are characteristically indistinct from the resurgent SDS-esque methods of disseminating detached articulations and enunciations of discontent/dispossession; the proliferation of actionable subversive or seditious notions requires the intentional encouragement of autodidacticism and autonomous implementation, with exposure serving as an initializing progenitor of a materialist radicalism, and those impacted must multilaterally reject discursive dictation by social-democratic reformists and clandestine authoritarians alike.