Don B, 11/19/2012 - 11:29am "If judges taught grade school …
An interesting thing about U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving mental health issues; even though one can develop a basic understanding of the consensus of knowledge about mental illnesses just by reading the abstracts on PubMed.gov, the Court absolves judges from knowing anything about them, as if they are the unquestionable mysteries of God, which only the psychiatrist-priest may interpret. Apparently with a psychic dowsing rod, when it comes to civil commitments.
Too bad the Court doesn't give the rest of us the same break on the byzantine Federal Rules of Procedure. The judges just pick out something they don't like about a case, and hang the dismissal on that, ignoring all other rational argument and violations of civil and constitutional rights. Imagine if teachers flunked students on that basis. “No, Billy Stillborn, this was a three page assignment and you handed in four. I have to throw it out.”
And the Constitution says nothing specific about the right to an education, much less a just and effective one. "
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