"The central doctrine of Christianity, then, is not that God is a bastard. It is, in the words of the late Dominican theologian Herbert McCabe, that if you don’t love you’re dead, and if you do, they’ll kill you."--Terry Eagleton

"...doesn't philosophy amount to the sum of all thinkable and unthinkable errors, ceaselessly repeated?"--Jean-Luc Marion

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth; the opposite of poverty is justice."--Bryan Stevenson

Friday, June 14, 2019

Broken Record*

If this sounds familiar:

“We advised that, although the text of section 6103(f) does not require the Committee to state any purpose for its request, Congress could not constitutionally confer upon itself the right to compel a disclosure by the Executive Branch of confidential information that does not serve a legitimate legislative purpose,” the opinion argued.

It's because it's the same argument two trial courts have already heard and rejected.  (They repeated a variant in their appellate brief.  Call it theme and variations in the key of derp.) The only change is, now they're making the DOJ use it.

They've got nothin', but they're not admitting that explicitly.  These records are coming loose, one way or the other.

*Ask yer grandpa!  Snot-nosed punks!


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