Scott Stantis by Scott Stantis

Scott Stantis

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  1. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, over 2 years ago

    Judges in this country have been in steady decline for a long time now. It has gotten to where their decisions are wrong and foolish more often than right.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    I’m not sure if Stantis is complaining or not. It’s a victory for the Fourth Amendment even though the bad guy did get off.

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    And here I thought conservatives were in favor of limiting government and preserving individual rights.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    The Supreme Court Justices all have cell phones, meaning they’re affected. They ‘get’ the issue of privacy.
    Take voting rights of minorities though, or the free-fire demands of unregulated ‘militias,’ or the giant corporations passing themselves off as individual people and, whoops, SCOTUS has no empathy. These are people who ought to get out on the street more, ride a Greyhound once in a while, talk to people beside their clerks.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago


    “And here I thought conservatives were in favor of limiting government and preserving individual rights.”

    The decision, 9-0 conservative and liberal, does preserve individual rights. It’s unfortunate that in this case the bad guy gets off. C/syllabus:

  6. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I am much more concerned about decisions that let big money buy elections. Democracy is based on each of us having an equal vote. Here lately the number of votes is tied to how much money you can spend on your pet bias. Companies are not people. Will it soon be illegal to kill a business?

  7. TripleAxel

    TripleAxel said, over 2 years ago

    Corporations have always to some extent been treated as legal persons, as is suggested by their name. I do not understand why this convenient legal fiction upsets the left so.
    However, I suppose that someone who has trouble with that concept could reasonably also have difficulty understanding why we might have a privacy interest in the contents of our cell phones.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Folks DO realize that individuals, like doctors and lawyers, have themselves declared “corporations” specifically so that they aren’t subject to criminal or tort litigation they’d be subject to as individual “persons”, right?

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago


    Your assumption is incorrect. The reason to incorporate has more to do with lawsuits that do not have to do with our professions.

    I am registered as a PLLC, but I am liable for malpractice. On the other hand, if someone slips on my sidewalk and is injured, they can bring suit against the corporation (which purchases Business Liability insurance for just such a reason), but they cannot bring additional suit against me personally for the same incident. Regardless, it’s still wise for me to purchase a personal liability “umbrella” policy, because when the person I tapped on the rear bumper of their car finds out I’m a doctor, they will feel there is more reason to sue me than if it was, say, a construction worker.

    Short answer: too many lawyers, and too many people looking for easy marks to sue because of simple inconvenience. Under the circumstances, one needs to protect him/herself as best we can.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 2 years ago


    You misunderstand the people you condemn. I have no issue with corporations being treated as legal persons, “to some extent” (and that’s an important phrase). What I object to is that if I, as an individual real person, cause a person to die, I can be bought up on charges and face penalties that include jail time. When KBR was found to have been guilty of “negligent homicide” because of the fact that they built showers for our troops that allowed 120 volts to be included with the water that came out of the showerhead, they got a slap on the wrist. No indictments, no trials, no jail time for anyone. Same with what happened on Wall Street: Iif I took your money under false pretenses and lost it all, I’d be in far deeper doo-doo than anyone at Goldmann-Sachs, for example, and I CERTAINLY would not be eligible for bonus payments for having broken law. There should be limits and distinctions, and the Supreme Court can’t (or won’t) recognize that.

    Having said that, I have absolutely no problem with the concept that we have a right to privacy regarding our cell phones. Not only that, I believe that the privacy that our cell phones now enjoy should be generalized to our computers, home phones, e-mails, and all the other things that NSA thinks they have a right to take without a warrant.

    I hope you see people like me more correctly in the future.

  11. ORMouseworks

    ORMouseworks said, over 2 years ago

    @Ted Lind

    I was under the impression that we are a Republic and not a Democracy… ;)

  12. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Hello? Comic People? The comments no longer mesh with the Toon. Hello? Hello? If you change the Toon, you must start new comments.

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