23 comments for “Lauren Hearts Stevens

  1. Jon C.
    October 18, 2005 at 5:11 pm

    Those questions are phrased in a ridiculously leading way, in the vein of “When did you stop beating your wife?”. Granted, it’s an ACLU website, so I guess a certain amount of slanting is to be expected…

  2. October 18, 2005 at 5:23 pm

    Like you said, it’s the ACLU. However, I think it’s interesting — and for some, useful — to see a pictoral representation on how the justices voted in various civil rights cases.

  3. Linnaeus
    October 18, 2005 at 5:34 pm

    I think I hearted Stevens more than the others. But that’s no surprise.

  4. October 18, 2005 at 5:43 pm

    Oh yeah, I’m all about RB Ginsburg. I think I sided with her for all but one.

  5. October 18, 2005 at 6:18 pm

    I was most disappointed that there wasn’t some sort of overall meter that helped you compare your results with each justice’s individual track record.

    Sometimes I expect too much out of flash games — but then again, I give them money, goddammit. I know they’d probably have to enable cookies, but would something with more overall functionality be too much to ask?

  6. October 18, 2005 at 6:52 pm

    Dishonest phrasing of the questions.

    To be expected.

  7. Kyra
    October 18, 2005 at 8:15 pm

    Kyra hearts Ginsberg.

  8. Kyra
    October 18, 2005 at 8:24 pm

    People phrase arguments to suit their perspective. It’s a fact of life. Last semester I passed the College Republicans’ billboard every day, and at some point they had a paper posted there saying “Are you a liberal? These are all liberal positions:” with some mainstream liberal and many far-left liberal positions, all slanted to the extreme, and I just got pissed out of my mind as I walked by there every day the damn thing was posted.

  9. October 18, 2005 at 9:23 pm

    Jill has a big girl-crush on Ginny. Stevens is my beloved #2.

  10. randomliberal/Robert
    October 18, 2005 at 9:36 pm

    Yeah, they were slanted as hell. I don’t care, I still agree with most of the ACLU positions. As for who I’m with the most, I have no clue, I wasn’t paying very close attention. Probably Ginsberg, but maybe Stevens.

  11. October 18, 2005 at 9:57 pm

    I would submit that this site, bought, paid for, and funded with taxpayer dollars is also a bit slanted in its reporting. To just cite from the first abstract:

    “The most solemn duty of the President and the Congress is to protect the American people. … This bill will help us identify terrorists seeking to enter our country, safeguard our cities against weapons of mass destruction, and better prepare the federal government to respond to catastrophic attack.”

    And not even a cool “Which Republican do you most agree wtih?” flash game, either.

  12. October 18, 2005 at 10:02 pm

    And not even a cool “Which Republican do you most agree wtih?” flash game, either.

    Fuck it. I refuse to pay taxes until I get my White House flash game.

  13. October 18, 2005 at 10:12 pm

    In this game of Supreme Court Mystery Date, I got the dud!

  14. October 18, 2005 at 10:16 pm

    People phrase arguments to suit their perspective.

    Sure. But there’s honest slant, and there’s open dishonesty. The posters you passed might have been an example of either. Some of the questions in the quiz were straight-up dishonest, however.

    (The one I’m mainly thinking of was the gay one, where the question was “do you think the gummint ought to be going around arresting gay people for having sex in their own bedrooms”. However, the case that the Supreme Court didn’t address whether that’s what the government should do; it was a case concerning whether the government could or could not make a law that said a certain sexual act was illegal – a CONSTITUTIONAL question, that could have just as easily been about whether the government could permit the eating of a certain kind of fish.)

  15. October 18, 2005 at 10:16 pm

    It’s okay, Norbizness. He has a nice smile and stuff. Just go slow, see if he’ll hold your hand, and go for a sweet goodnight kiss. Hold back a little and see what he says.

    He’ll warm up to you, I promise. You have a great personality.

  16. Slim Slow Slider
    October 18, 2005 at 10:23 pm

    I don’t get it!!!!! I think I heart Ginsberg because she kept popping up to agree with me…is this a good thing?
    Help me out, I’m not American…
    Somehow I think I expected one judge to pop up at the end, photo-shopped to look like they were holding flowers and chocolates.

  17. Jodi
    October 18, 2005 at 10:25 pm

    I heart Stevens, but Ginsberg was a veeerrry close second…

  18. October 18, 2005 at 10:26 pm

    (comes crying to Lauren) We went to the drive-in, and he didn’t even care about the movie! He was all grabby! Screw it, I’m going on the rebound with Breyer. He may lack the fiery hot passion of David Souter, but I’m getting too old for this shit.

  19. October 18, 2005 at 11:42 pm

    I like old school justices… bring back Thurgood Marshall and Harry Blackmun!!!

    One can dream of the way things were…

  20. October 19, 2005 at 9:48 am

    I think I heart Ginsberg because she kept popping up to agree with me…is this a good thing?

    As long as you don’t mind the teeth, I think (most) of her judicial writings are right-on, so from where I stand (and you, as well, evidently), you agree with her, too. Ain’t nothing wrong with that.

    Somehow I think I expected one judge to pop up at the end, photo-shopped to look like they were holding flowers and chocolates.

    How about hanging from the roof of a shelter in a swimsuit on the beach? Hopefully, that’ll help you through the sting.

  21. October 19, 2005 at 11:47 am

    I’ve always been a Kennedy man myself… after Lawrence v. Texas, and Casey, his “sweet mystery of life” musings always make my heart flutter.

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  23. Julie
    October 22, 2005 at 9:31 am

    I have to say I’m surprised… Ginsburg popped up the most for me, closely followed by Souter and Stevens. I’ll admit, I really thought I was going to have to come back and admit I had seen Rehnquist or Scalia the most (Although I got three matches with Rehnquist).

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