(posted by chris the cynic; written by members of The Slacktiverse)
- chris the cynic wrote:
- On the fiction front I wrote my version of Shasta being taken by the Narnians because he was mistaken for Corin.
- I wrote a post about justice, and how I often see two strains of belief about what that means. In one it’s about punishing the wrongdoer, in the other it’s about helping victims and trying to prevent people from becoming victims.
- I’ve decided to switch my Kim Possible decon format to two posts per episode since I was ending up writing that much anyway. The first post on the third episode is up: I find your suffering vexing (Monkey Fist Strikes post 1).
- Also on a Kim Possible font I asked if my readers would prefer for me not to be posting those stories.
- That question was brought on by looking at the derivative fiction I write and noting that the Kim Possible stuff was of a different sort than most (not all) of the other stuff I’ve done. The post is more about classifying stuff in general than the Kim Possible stuff in particular though.
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In Case You Missed This
US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead in a hunting lodge he was staying at. He died overnight, and thus his body was discovered when someone when to check on him after he didn’t come out for breakfast.
Given his position a lot of people were more concerned with the political implications than the fact that he’s dead now. Notably Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised to obstruct any attempt at filling the vacant seat on the Supreme Court for the next eleven months so that President Obama will not have a say in who fills the empty seat.
Given the polarized nature of the court, an even number of Supreme Court justices will likely mean a lot of 4-4 ties. Because of the rules (a tie means nothing, the previous ruling stands and no precedent is set, it is as if the case never went to the Supreme Court) it seems likely that if McConnell carries out his threat the US will effectively be without a Supreme Court on all but the most obvious issues (where the conservative and liberal blocs agree) for about a year.
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