Warm Southern Breeze

"… there is no such thing as nothing."

The SCOTUS gets FUCT – but not FCUK – for a day.

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Sunday, April 21, 2019

And based upon the outcome, we could get fuct for a lifetime.

Think about it…

Only 5ive people decide the fate of a nation with very nearly 329,000,000 people – which is the 3rd most populous nation on Earth.

5ive.

Just 5ive Justices, that is, who are appointed to life-time jobs – which, when first written, was NOT in the clause which states in Article III Section 1. that “The judicial power of the United States, shall be vested in one Supreme Court, and in such inferior courts as the Congress may from time to time ordain and establish. The judges, both of the supreme and inferior courts, shall hold their offices during good behaviour, and shall, at stated times, receive for their services, a compensation, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office.”

When the SCOTUS (Supreme Court of the United States) was formed by the Constitution in Article III, and after the first U.S. Census was taken in 1790, there were found to be 3,929,214 people in this land.

Fast forward 230 years.

In 2017, New York City’s estimated population was 8,622,698.
Los Angeles’ estimate was 3,999,759.

Chicago’s was 2,716,450.
Houston’s was 2,312,717.

Phoenix’ was 1,626,078.
Philadelphia was 1,580,863.
San Antonio was 1,511,946.

San Diego was 1,419,516.
Dallas was 1,341,075.
San Jose was 1,035,317.

So perhaps you’re beginning to get the point – and now you know the 10 Most Populous US Cities.

Geographic boundaries of US Courts of Appeals and US District Courts

One city – THE single largest – in our nation now is OVER TWICE as populous as our nation was when it was first enumerated in 1790.

The second most populous city very closely approximates the size of our nation when it first began.

And the remainder in the Top 10 alone put our nation’s population well over the top, many times over.

There are 13 United States Courts of Appeal in 11 multi-state Districts, including the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the D.C. Circuit. None of the Districts are arranged according to population, nor to case load.

District 1 – MA, ME, NH, PR, RI (combined population=13,849,479)

District 2 – CT, NY, VT (combined population=24,061,240)

District 3 – PA, NJ, DE, VI (combined population=22,789,156)

District 4 – MD, WV, VA, NC, SC (combined population=31,635,842)

District 5 – LA, MS, TX (combined population=35,973,029)

District 6 – TN, KY, OH, MI (combined population=32,791,093)

District 7 – IL, IN, WI (combined population=25,264,324)

District 8 – AR, IA, NE, MN, MO, ND, SD (combined population=15,808,657)

District 9 – AK, AZ, CA, GU, HI, ID, MP, MT, OR, WA (combined population=56,240,344)

District 10 – CO, KS, NM, OK, WY, UT (combined population=18,220,359)

District 11 – AL, FL, GA (combined population=36,288,526)

In accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 604(a)(2), each year the Administrative Office of the United States Courts is required to provide a report of statistical information on the caseload of the federal courts for the 12-month period ending March 31.

The Supreme Court is asked to hear between 7000 – 8000 cases annually, but now only hears about 80.

In 1940 they heard 151 cases.

Today, the SCOTUS hears 47% FEWER cases than they did in 1940, even though we have 2.48 TIMES MORE people than in 1940, when US population was then only 132,164,569.

You’d think they’d be hearing more, right?

Let’s put it another way:
We have MORE population now, and the SCOTUS is asked to hear MORE cases, but they’re hearing FEWER cases than they did in 1940.

That’s exponentially significant –– and in a very bad way.

 William H. Rehnquist, 16th SCOTUS Chief Justice, official portrait

Justice William H. Rehnquist, who succeeded Justice Burger as Chief Justice in 1986, presided over a significant reduction in the number of cases the court heard each term, to roughly 80 a year compared with 150 a year under Chief Justice Burger.

We need our SCOTUS to be increased in size to handle a significantly increased case load.

Warren E. Burger, 15th SCOTUS Chief Justice, official portrait

And the SCOTUS should be hearing at least TWICE what they were hearing in 1940, or under Chief Justice Burger.

John Roberts, before he became Chief Justice, has said that Term Limits for SCOTUS Justices makes good sense, because when the Court was initially founded, the Life Expectancy was 34.5 years, now it’s 78.6. In 1983, he wrote an opinion about a proposed constitutional amendment which would set a 10-year term of office for federal judges, which read in part that, “Setting a term of, say, 15 years would ensure that federal judges would not lose all touch with reality through decades of ivory tower existence. It would also provide a more regular and greater degree of turnover among the judges.”

John G. Roberts, 17th U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice, official portrait

Now, about those damn pesky freedoms…

The “FUCT” clothing line, created by designer Eric Brunetti, is prominently branded with the company’s name, but the United States Patent and Trademark Office has continuously refused his trademark application claiming that the letters of the company’s name violate federal statute barring trademark protection for “immoral,” “shocking,” “offensive” and “scandalous” words.

Attorney for the petitioner, John Sommer, said in his closing argument that if “offensiveness” is the standard in the statute’s language for denying a trademark, the words “Steak ‘n Shake” couldn’t be registered either, because “a substantial portion of Americans believe that eating beef is immoral.”

I guess that means trademarking the “Common Bile Duct” as CBD is off limit.

The court will likely render their decision in the case by summer.

Supreme Court Dances Around The F-Word In Case About “FUCT” Trademark
– NPR
https://www.npr.org/2019/04/16/713632552/supreme-court-dances-around-the-f-word-with-real-potential-financial-consequence

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

 
%d bloggers like this: