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No Justice, Peace for Now

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Yesterday the old white guys, and Uncle Clarence, on the Supreme Court decided that victims of workplace discrimination have fewer rights and avenues of redress than they thought they did.

The court ruled 5 to 4 that Lilly Ledbetter, the lone female supervisor at a tire plant in Gadsden, Ala., did not file her lawsuit against Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in the timely manner specified by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

In dissent, Justice Ginsburg spoke from the bench:

“In our view, the court does not comprehend, or is indifferent to, the insidious way in which women can be victims of pay they get discrimination,” she said.

I vote for indifferent. They get it, but the fascist majority on the bench is there to serve the interests of those who have power against those who do not.

Like the Bush/Gonzalez Justice Department.
I’m not making any predictions here, and I always pray for peace and hope for the best, but if the average American begins to feel that there is no way for an average American to be treated fairly in the courts…well golly, who knows what will happen. People will open their windows and yell maybe???

Written by slothropia

May 30th, 2007 at 9:45 pm

Posted in SCOTUS