West Virginia State Board of Educatio...

West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette shows that civil rights van not be put to a vote

There are 11 comments on the www.law.cornell.edu story from Aug 22, 2013, titled West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette shows that civil rights van not be put to a vote. In it, www.law.cornell.edu reports that:

"The very purpose of a Bill of Rights was to withdraw certain subjects from the vicissitudes of political controversy, to place them beyond the reach of majorities and officials and to establish them as legal principles to be applied by the courts. One's right to life, liberty, and property, to free speech, a free press, freedom of worship and assembly, and other fundamental rights may not be submitted to vote; they depend on the outcome of no elections."

West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette 1943

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#1 Aug 22, 2013
I lived in West Virginia for a few years and it is the GAYEST state I ever live din.

:)

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#2 Aug 23, 2013
Good one, "DNF" !
Christshariah Law

Havertown, PA

#3 Aug 23, 2013
Is a civil rights van like a Lubavitcher mitzvah van?

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#4 Aug 23, 2013
Christshariah Law wrote:
Is a civil rights van like a Lubavitcher mitzvah van?
Thank you for making me aware of my spelling error. I have corrected it now.
Christshariah Law

Havertown, PA

#5 Aug 23, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for making me aware of my spelling error. I have corrected it now.
You know what they say, the wages of typo is death.

It's harmless enough but the headline is still incorrect...in a browser with flash turned off, anyway, in case that makes a difference.

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#6 Aug 23, 2013
Christshariah Law wrote:
<quoted text>
You know what they say, the wages of typo is death.
It's harmless enough but the headline is still incorrect...in a browser with flash turned off, anyway, in case that makes a difference.
Which browser?

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#7 Aug 24, 2013
What he heck is this nonsesnsical title supposed to mean ???

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#8 Aug 24, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
What he heck is this nonsesnsical title supposed to mean ???
"that civil rights cannot be put to a vote"

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#9 Aug 24, 2013
Christshariah Law wrote:
<quoted text>
You know what they say, the wages of typo is death.
It's harmless enough but the headline is still incorrect...in a browser with flash turned off, anyway, in case that makes a difference.
I switched from Firefox to Google Chrome. Just re-installed adobe flash.

Hope this works now.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#10 Aug 24, 2013
Fa-Foxy wrote:
What he heck is this nonsesnsical title supposed to mean ???
"van" should be "can"

But if you simply read the summary it would make sense.

So GLAD so many of you are ignoring the importance of this decision and how much it can help us in future lawsuits and instead whine about a freeking typo.

Well done queens!

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#11 Aug 24, 2013
BTW I wish I could remember who first told me about this case.

It wasn't the usual experts I admire.

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