Saturday, June 28, 2014

Our Marble Castle — Stay Back 250 Feet: 9-0, 8-1, 7-2, 6-3, or 5-4

Supreme Court Building, Washington, DC

Then We Have This View
(Another Angle if You Will)

Call this another WTF moment. A few facts are in order at this point: 

1.  The high court struck down the 35-foot buffer zones outside of abortion clinics (said it infringed on peaceful free speech advocates), you know those who want to yell and scream at women who are entering a health care clinic for whatever reason they choose to enter the health care clinic. 

2. However (also from Boston), the Justices enjoy a sprawling buffer zone outside of their own building - yeah, the marble castle as it were. No moat mind you, just a 250 foot buffer.

No yelling or screaming allowed there (as if they'd hear it anyway). 

The Justices at work have rights, for sure, and I totally respect and appreciate that fact. However, apparently a woman who has to face the wrath of demonstrators who want to insult her, hell embarrassing slurs at her, or otherwise belittle her for entering a woman's health care clinic for whatever reason is against their right of free speech? Somehow, I got there on this trip about logic and common sense.

So, who can even come close to saying that ruling is about "Equal Justice Under Law?"

For damn sure, not me.

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