User Profile: Chuck Stein

Chuck Stein

Member Since: November 23, 2010

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  • [3] June 30, 2015 at 3:20pm

    Didn’t you get the memo, Raleigh?
    Majority rules in a democracy — and with Common Core — 2% is the new majority!

  • [2] June 30, 2015 at 1:02pm

    @ Mikeil305
    “And now Lincoln is Obama?”
    No one said that — except that Obama & his campaign tried to make the connection in 2008 (“A skinny lawyer from Illinois”, etc.)

  • June 29, 2015 at 10:51pm

    I just did a web search on Curley — to see if the dimes were mentioned.
    Very interesting footnote in the Wikipedia entry:
    A paper by Harvard economists Andrei Shleifer and Edward Glaeser, ‘The Curley Effect: The Economics of Shaping the Electorate’, describes the strategy used by Curley and other political leaders of increasing their political base by using distortionary economic policies to cause groups which tend to oppose them to emigrate as ‘The Curley Effect’.

    So driving the middle class out of a city can be intentional!

  • [8] June 29, 2015 at 10:35pm

    Well, if “capitalizing on political connections” counts as “capitalism” . . . .

  • [1] June 29, 2015 at 8:18pm

    “This is your fate, it’s your mission to change life as you know it.
    Do something amazing, something you are too scared to do.”
    There are a lot of very BAD things that fall into that category.
    Exterminating condors would count, for example.

  • [3] June 29, 2015 at 5:03pm

    This is exactly what they want — more publicity!
    Good job, Blaze (that’s sarcasm, by the way)

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  • [2] June 29, 2015 at 3:30pm

    @ Racist
    It is clear that you do not know the first thing about honesty.

  • [5] June 29, 2015 at 3:24pm

    @ AvengerK
    I get what you are saying and I agree.
    Still, when you mention “a much larger Marxist gambit”, I wonder: “Is this even ‘Marxism’ anymore?”
    Marxism (upon its inception) was purportedly about empowering “workers”, right?
    I remember seeing an IWW poster from about 100 years ago with the bottom tier of society (the workers) and the label: “We do all of the work.” — and a couple of tiers over that tier were a few “capitalists” with the label: “We eat for you.”
    So, NOW (in 2015): who is eating the bread made from the sweat of another man’s brow?

  • [1] June 29, 2015 at 3:05pm

    I guessed wrong.
    Nothing about injunctions.
    This from the syllabus:
    (a) Agency action is unlawful if it does not rest “ ‘on a consideration
    of the relevant factors.’ ” Motor Vehicle Mfrs. Assn. of United States,
    Inc. v. State Farm Mut. Automobile Ins. Co., 463 U. S. 29, 43. Even
    under the deferential standard of Chevron U. S. A. Inc. v. Natural
    Resources Defense Council, Inc., 467 U. S. 837, which directs courts to
    accept an agency’s reasonable resolution of an ambiguity in a statute
    that the agency administers, id., at 842–843, EPA strayed well beyond
    the bounds of reasonable interpretation in concluding that cost
    is not a factor relevant to the appropriateness of regulating power
    plants. Pp. 5–6.
    (b) “Appropriate and necessary” is a capacious phrase. Read naturally
    against the backdrop of established administrative law, this
    phrase plainly encompasses cost. It is not rational, never mind “appropriate,”
    to impose billions of dollars in economic costs in return for
    a few dollars in health or environmental benefits. Statutory context
    supports this reading. Section 7412(n)(1) required the EPA to conduct
    three studies, including one that reflects concern about cost, see
    §7412(n)(1)(B); and the Agency agrees that the term “appropriate and
    necessary” must be interpreted in light of all three studies.

  • [2] June 29, 2015 at 1:52pm

    In the most recent Obamacare case, the Supreme Court found ambiguity (where there was no ambiguity) and then proceeded to rewrite the law.
    This EPA case PROBABLY (I’ve not read the opinion) deals with the established standards for the equitable remedy of an “injunction” — that requires a weighing of the harms.

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  • [3] June 29, 2015 at 12:26pm

    Yeah, Copper Catfish — I bet that the folks at the “Freedom Festival” would be interested in that.

  • [5] June 29, 2015 at 12:24pm

    Or Boston’s Mayor Curley (“Vote early and often for Curley!”)
    He passed out dimes (like Rockefeller) in the street of Boston.
    Gave one to a great-grandmother of mine.
    She voted for his opponent, though.

  • [11] June 29, 2015 at 12:20pm

    I’m shocked, SHOCKED!
    To suggest that Nazis would be involved in a Home Owners Association.
    Erm . . . come to think of it, one DID say “I vas just following zee CC&R’s”

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  • [1] June 29, 2015 at 11:55am

    @ an appeal to heaven
    Yes, I’m a lawyer. Loved that Rule Against Perpetuties in law school — it helped me a lot in the final exam for Property.

  • [23] June 29, 2015 at 11:50am

    “I couldn’t care less about what percentage votes”
    No kidding. Using that metric, Seattle would have been the most patriotic back in 2004 (or thereabouts) when there were more votes than registered voters.

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  • [26] June 29, 2015 at 10:55am

    Yup.
    Freedom isn’t free.

  • [32] June 29, 2015 at 12:31am

    HIV or no HIV — it is more than “assault” — it is “battery”

  • [4] June 29, 2015 at 12:22am

    @ TheGrtDcptn
    I was wrong and I apologize. Your comment is totally on point and correct.

  • [4] June 29, 2015 at 12:19am

    @ TheGrtDcptn
    I totally misread your post.

  • [9] June 29, 2015 at 12:17am

    Also, Sawdy19 & Great Deceiver (on the off-chance that your enunciated ignorance is genuine and not a rhetorical device), note that society has accorded to “obviously” infertile (noting, of course, that such “obviousness” can change with one scientific advance such as in vitro fertilization) man-woman couples marital status as a form of “collateral benefit” associated with unions where progeny can be presumed.
    It is a balance that societies have made (universally, to the best of my knowledge) for millennia. Now, 5 black-robed dictators sitting in Washington, DC have struck their own balance. It has all of the rational strength of the Dred Scott decision.
    Sure, it is far less damaging — but it is just as wrong as a legal decision.

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