YES! I do...

ronalawn82(z9FL)March 30, 2012

...expect the Justices of the Supreme Court to read all 2700 pages of a Bill...and the references...and the citations.

It has to be a daunting prospect; as daunting as "Chemistry For Schools" was to me at age 15. But I did it, answering all the questions at the end of each chapter; motivated to pass an exam.

It has not got easier, for me and for most people, I imagine.

Why should the learned Justices expect a pass?

And here is H W Longfellow on the subject.

"The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night."color>

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Big_Papi

I wonder how many of the folks that voted in favor of this law read it all.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 8:55AM
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esh_ga

Probably not the folks that voted against it. They didn't care what was in it - Obama just needed to be defeated. Why bother to read it if you're just going to vote no?

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 9:10AM
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elvis

esh: Why bother to read it if you're just going to vote no?"

...or yes.

Maybe it was a lot (or a little) of both.

Good morning, all~~

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 9:23AM
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esh_ga

I do expect more from the folks that are actively supporting it.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:22AM
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elvis

Confusion here in the frozen tundra (must be all that snow we got). So esh, you expect more (than what?) from the folks who are actively supporting it (what?).

Please clarify :)

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:30AM
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esh_ga

I expect the folks that are voting for it to have read it.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:32AM
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david52_gw

Certainly they are expected to read the law. Its their job, and they are well paid. They can take their time and look up the big words on the internet.

They each have a staff of four clerks who, one would hope, are able to read as well.

Same thing for congress. Even if they have to spend their time hob-nobbing with lobbyists raising money, we hire them to pass laws, they have staff as well.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:42AM
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marquest(z5 PA)

Yes I expect them each to read it after all you are making a decision on the Bill. I am amazed at the cavalier attitude of such an important decision that they are charged with and yet they feel they have the option of not reading and understanding all the facts before the decision is made.

It is incredible what has happened to this Court. It may be time for a uprising and change to this court process including a lifetime appointment.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:43AM
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elvis

Thanks, esh. Got it; me too.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:51AM
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jerzeegirl(9)

The justices are supposed to be voting on it today.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 10:55AM
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esh_ga

So the justices vote on it today and then take 2 months to write up/research the points to support their vote. I guess I would have thought they would do the research first and then vote.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 11:42AM
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mrskjun(9)

The vote today is not binding in any way. The vote is their thoughts in regards to what they know up until this point. After this, the reading and research begins. Minds can be changed. A final vote will not come until June.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 11:59AM
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joepyeweed(5b IL)

I hear ya. I thought it was pretty disgusting that Scalia whined about having to read the bill... he compared reading the bill to a violation of the eighth amendment (which forbids cruel and unusual punishment)...what a tool. And how much are the taxpayers paying this guy?

As Elvis noted ... why bother reading it, if you are going to vote against it...

    Bookmark   March 30, 2012 at 12:19PM
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