Monday, October 28, 2013

Well, ya know, to quote another guy. "Corporations are persons too." Mitt Romney / BS tour 2012.

 My friend Jared Dalen posted this quote this morning on my Facebook wall.

 My friend  Cheri VanSwearingen posted some interesting court quotes I thought I would share that pertain to the 14th and the quote by Justice Hugo Black in the above pic.
"We have held also that in adopting the Fourteenth Amendment, the people required the States to surrender a portion of the sovereignty that had been preserved to them by the ORIGINAL Constitution, so that Congress may authorize private suits against nonconsenting States pursuant to its § 5 enforcement power. Fitzpatrick v. Bitzer, 427 U. S. 445 (1976). 
By imposing explicit limits on the powers of the States and granting Congress the power to enforce them, the Amendment "FUNDAMENTALLY ALTERED the balance of state and federal power struck by the Constitution." Seminole Tribe, 517 U. S., at 59. 
When Congress enacts appropriate legislation to enforce this Amendment, see City of Boerne v. Flores, 521 U. S. 507 (1997), 
Federal interests are paramount, and Congress may assert an authority over the States which would be otherwise unauthorized by the Constitution. Fitzpatrick, supra, at 456." --527 U.S. 706 (1999) ALDEN et al. v.MAINE 

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