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US Slaps Chinese Company Zhuhai Zhengrong With Sanctions For Dealing In Iranian Oil

'We’ve said that we will sanction any sanctionable behavior and we mean it".

'We’ve said that we will sanction any sanctionable behavior and we mean it".
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2 comments on “US Slaps Chinese Company Zhuhai Zhengrong With Sanctions For Dealing In Iranian Oil

  1. I am a little confused. Do America courts implement the letter of the law or the spirit of the law? I thought the bush Florida legal basis was the letter of the law, but I may be wrong.

    • Harvey Cotton

      It is neither. It is another venue for political opinions. Liberals and conservatives will use whatever legal justification exists to rule for the policy they want implemented.

      There is a saying in law school. If the law is on your side, pound the law. If the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither is on your side, pound the table. Left-wing and right-wing judges and justices will flip back and forth between origination, or natural law, or positivism or whatever tool they think they can use to somehow convince people that the sausage-making process of legislating law somehow becomes apolitical in its interpretation, when judges and justices are either appointed and confirmed by politicians, or are themselves elected.

      In Bush v. Gore, for example, you have a federal election run by the several States. If you are a states’ rights, small government Republican, you want Florida to have the right to recount the election as it sees fit and then apportion its own Electors. If you are a big government, equal protection Democrat, you generally want a single federal standard to be applied. Yet, somehow, by some coincidence, the conservative Justices sided with Bush and the liberal ones sided with Gore. If Gore had won the initial Florida vote, doubtless all nine Justices would have reversed themselves. The concept of American jurisprudence is a long running, unfunny joke.

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