by John Galt
February 25, 2015 20:25 ET
First of all, it is Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, thus explaining the reference to the continuing downward spiral of jurisprudence and logic within America’s legal community and the absolute dumbing down of our society. I had to clear the air with that first before quoting the story from The Washington Times tonight:
While I realize the voter base for the current regime in power is somewhat diminished in their mental capacity to use the following argument within a case which was a slam dunk for people who believe in freedom and the Constitution demonstrates how shallow, and sadly, probably how evil Obama’s appointees truly are:
In a 5-4 decision announced Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was meant to apply only to records or information documents.
But in her dissent, Justice Kagan argued that fish should be included in the “tangible object” category of evidence the law describes.
“A fish is, of course, a discrete thing that possesses physical form,” she wrote. “See generally Dr. Seuss, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960).”
During oral arguments in November, things sometimes took a turn for the absurd, as justices debated the legal nature of fish and whether a fish could count as a record if information was carved into its scales.