It's not so weird.
In the ACA case, the court simply used a test that applied logic to the whole of the law, instead of a single sentence. This is not unusual. It's not that words lack meaning, it's that few legal codes are perfect and it's a judge's job to figure them out. SCOTUS did that, in line with the role set out for the court in the Constitution.
With regards to the Rebel flag, it's more accurately called the Battle Flag of the Army of Northern Virginia. It was never adopted by the Confederacy or any Confederate member state as an official symbol.
The fact a bunch of people want to treat it as a cultural symbol has always come with the understanding that it's also been understood as a symbol of oppression by many, many others.
It's ironic to hear judicial literalists claim an ambiguous sentence should be used to strike down a major piece of legislation, then turn around to defend the "Rebel Flag" as something worthy of cultural status. It never was a cultural symbol, it was the standard of an army that has little relevance to any actual antiquarian interested in the identity of southern states.
As far as changing the name of a park goes, monuments are retired all the time. Consider the case of Fort Haggerty:
The history described there is actually inaccurate, the fort was actively used through WWI for ammunition storage. But regardless - it was named after a predecessor of mine for his gallantry in battle against that same Army of Northern Virginia. I am not sure how fair it would be for people in Virginia to have to live with that Fort there today, considering what happened during the madness of war.
The point here is that there's often a difference between the literal truth of a matter and way it is interpreted by the many. It's useful to consider other points of view before declaring the world's gone mad.
You stay anonymous with all that hate, the rest of us will keep civilization afloat.
Seriously, Nancy Kress?
Don't accept things on face value.
My understanding is that at least one of the victims has come out and said it was not rape, and that the facts that were presented were inaccurate. She has made claims that she was coerced into her statements.
He will not be immediately arrested because, he has already been neutralized and their ability to effectively imprison people like him has been demonstrated by effectively keeping him imprisoned for years.
Last I saw, Wikileaks was still alive and well.
I really doubt this is going to blow over.
Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. This is what they charge you with if you used a computer.
Then Espionage and Conspiracy. The CFAA only goes up to 10 years, I assume someone would want to make an example out of him.
C'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas l'Informatique. -- Bosquet [on seeing the IBM 4341]