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Monday, December 10, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take a case with big potential implications for women's health care and Planned Parenthood related to whether states can block people from using Medicaid for health care services at Planned Parenthood and similar organizations.

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"The result is that people can continue to use Medicaid money for pregnancy-related Planned Parenthood services. Now, this is not for abortion-related services. Federal law prohibits people to use Medicaid money for abortion.

But the court not taking up this case means that most states cannot, for now, effectively prohibit people from using Medicaid funds for other Planned Parenthood services, like screenings, ultrasounds and counseling."

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"The Supreme Court Monday rebuffed efforts by states to block funding to Planned Parenthood.

It left in place two lower court opinions that said that states violate federal law when they terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood affiliates who offer preventive care for low income women.

It would have taken four justices to agree to hear the issue, and only three conservative justices -- Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch -- voted to hear the case.

Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Brett Kavanaugh appeared to side with the court's liberals in not taking up the case -- showing an effort to avoid high-profile abortion-related issues for now."

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#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-10 12:16 PM | Reply

So much for the leftwing hysteria about Kavanaugh.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-10 12:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 5

#2

Noted fan of rwing hysteria.

"an effort to avoid high-profile abortion-related issues for now."

The fact that the admitted far righies, including the first Trump appointee, were willing to go forward with such an obvious loser of a case must really thrill you.

Roberts and Kavanaugh were just smart enough to wait for a better opportunity.

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-10 12:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

There is no "for now", Roberts isn't going to touch Roe or anything related to it with a fifty foot pole, it would ruin his legacy.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-10 12:34 PM | Reply

"There is no "for now", Roberts isn't going to touch Roe or anything related to it with a fifty foot pole, it would ruin his legacy." - #4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-10 12:34 PM

I don't believe that the Chief Justice has veto power over the Rule of Four.

He might very well side with the 4 liberal Justices if such a case were heard, and it might be for the very reason you suggest: "it would ruin his legacy."

But that wouldn't stop it from being heard by the SCOTUS.

#5 | Posted by Hans at 2018-12-10 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

So much for the leftwing hysteria about Kavanaugh.

#2 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-12-10 12:21 PM

I thought the exact same thing.

#6 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-12-10 01:28 PM | Reply

--I thought the exact same thing.

What's funny is that when I saw the headline, I guessed you or Roc posted it, as an "I told you so" riposte to the anti-Kavanaugh mob.

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-10 01:39 PM | Reply

Nice to see the Nulli/Jeffy rightist hive mind patting itself on the back. Careful you don't pull something!

#8 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-12-10 01:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

- it would ruin his legacy.

His legacy as a mean drunk who assaults women?

Yeah, that would be a shame.

#9 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-10 02:31 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

His legacy as a mean drunk who assaults women?
Yeah, that would be a shame.

Roberts does that too?

Wow, the things you learn in Dorkus World.

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-10 02:32 PM | Reply

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No, Roberts legacy as someone who covers for a mean drunk who assaults women is already established... but, hey we also already have your Mother RoCheney Psychic Predictions of what Roberts will or won't do concerning abortion, so that's prolly worth the Fiddy Cents it costs.

#11 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-10 02:37 PM | Reply

- the anti-Kavanaugh mob.

I guess it's no surprise that someone who coddles Nazi Marchers has no problems coddling mean drunks who assault women.

#12 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-10 02:38 PM | Reply

Nazi coddlers!

*drink*

#13 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-12-10 02:40 PM | Reply

*drink*

#13 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-12-10 02:40 PM | FLAG:

How's the Koolaide taste?

#14 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-12-10 02:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now, Dirk. Dulli can't argue that he didn't spend months here on every thread about white supremacists and Nazi Marchers obfuscating and deflecting and coddling the perps with Red Scare! stories about antifa.... so, really posts like 13 is all he's got.

Of course, that pretty much goes for any of the rwing garbage from rwing sites he posts here and then runs like hell when called on it by any number of posters.

#15 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-10 02:49 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No, Roberts legacy as someone who covers for a mean drunk who assaults women is already established

That obviously wasn't what you meant, but by all means keep squirming.

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-10 02:55 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Only if you keep whining... and keep up the hilarious Fortune Teller routine. That one's a winner.

Maybe you can go back to the other thread and tell us again how Pence is a sure-fire political dynamo.... rofl!

#17 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-10 02:58 PM | Reply

In every post (squirm, squirm, squirm)
There is no reason (squirm, squirm, squirm)
And my thoughts really have no purpose, good heavens...

-Dorkus of Naples

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-10 05:56 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

what states brought the case?

#19 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-12-10 06:56 PM | Reply

Kansas and Louisiana.

#20 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-12-10 06:58 PM | Reply

Kansas and Louisiana.

POSTED BY ICHIRO AT 2018-12-10 06:58 PM | REPLY

Sighhhhhhhhhhh it's ALWAYS Kansas.

#21 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2018-12-10 06:59 PM | Reply

He turns down one case and presto he's guaranteed not to go after Roe?

Or maybe he didn't think it was the right ground to pick a fight.

#22 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-10 07:25 PM | Reply

What's funny is that when I saw the headline, I guessed you or Roc posted it, as an "I told you so" riposte to the anti-Kavanaugh mob.

#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Corky didn't know Kavanaugh didn't dissent; until you pointed it out ..

#22 | POSTED BY JPW

RoeVWade is settled law, more so than climate change; now with all due respect, we are just fighting over the edges ... the only thing out of control is late term abortions, of the Gosnell type, if you can't be against 3 babies being born alive then sacrificed at the alter of ProChoice, you might as well stop claiming to want to help the poor and helpless.

#23 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2018-12-10 07:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"the only thing out of control is late term abortions, of the Gosnell type"

You ever notice how right-wingers can't make it through an abortion thread without invoking Gosnell?

It's like a Godwin's Law type of thing.

We'll call it... Andrea's Law.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-10 08:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

- Andrea's Law.

Is no falafels in the shower for the fartist formerly known as Bill O'Lielly.

#25 | Posted by Corky at 2018-12-10 09:07 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kavanaugh did say Roe is settled law, til he rules differently I will give him the benefit of the doubt but does not mean I approve of him being on SC.

#26 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-10 11:49 PM | Reply

RoeVWade is settled law

There doesn't have to be a full frontal assault on Roe to over turn it.

In fact, if you've been paying attention you would know that all attempts have been to flank Roe.

the only thing out of control is late term abortions, of the Gosnell type, if you can't be against 3 babies being born alive then sacrificed at the alter of ProChoice, you might as well stop claiming to want to help the poor and helpless.

Those are particularly egregious instances. Ones that landed the perpetrator in jail.

Late term abortions are extremely rare occurrences and it's disingenuous to hold the up as the norm.

But you're a righty so disingenuous is the norm.

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-11 12:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Its obvious to us when other countries engage in politics in a Kangaroo Courts. But we fail to see how we behave the same way, delivering opposite outcomes against blacks and whites, for the same crime. Recent case on point, the conviction of Bill Cosby and exoneration of Kavanaugh, through a back door, for the same alleged crime, based on similar evidence (ie based solely on victim's testimony).

#28 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-11 11:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

the conviction of Bill Cosby and exoneration of Kavanaugh, through a back door, for the same alleged crime, based on similar evidence (ie based solely on victim's testimony).

Not similar at all, but nice try.

#29 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-12-11 10:03 PM | Reply

"My frat bro's have got to have place where they can get treated when they catch the clap. 1-2-3 CHUG!" - Keganaugh

#30 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2018-12-12 12:53 PM | Reply

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