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Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Miscellany

A few (admittedly stale) tidbits from around the horn:

1. For those who don't get a chance to frequent other blogs or read recent SCOTUS slip opinions, these gems from Justice Thomas's dissent in Kelo (a hat tip is in order, but I cannot recall to whom it is owed):
"Something has gone seriously awry with this Court's interpretation of the Constitution. Though citizens are safe from the government in their homes, the homes themselves are not."

"Obliterating a provision of the Constitution, of course, guarantees that it will not be misapplied."
B. ND has its 17th President in 163 years. That Fr. Jenkins has written on Aquinas, studies medieval philosophy, and has a D.Phil. from Oxford is a good sign. That he has an M.Div. and licentiate from Jesuits at Berkeley, well, not so much. Fr. Malloy's dubious legacy includes such refuse as annual establishments of a queer film festival and the Vagina Monologues. I think it can only get better.

III. Scrappleface has this just out from Sen. Kennedy's office re: new SCOTUS nominee. (Hat tip: Southern Appeal.)

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