Queerty is better as a member
Don’t get your hopes up folks, with this court membership we’re not looking at any friendly rulings. Especially when you consider two of the justices didn’t recuse themselves on the corporate political contributions case, even though they had received moneys from the Koch brothers!
“HERE COMES THE JUDGES!”
No, it is “HERE COME THE JUDGES!”
Just remove the “S”. :)
The courts should stay out of this. Gays should admit they lost prop. 8 and move on. The next few elctions should decide it. In 2000 around 61% of californians voted to ban gay marriage. In 2008 it was 52% a big drop. Anither elction or two and the issue should be settled. And settled in a way the courts would be unable to do.
@brent I completely disagree. The judicial system was created specifically for this purpose: to determine the constitutionality of laws created by legislation, and if necessary, strike them down when they infringe on the rights of others.
When the Supreme Court made the decision that interracial marriage had to be permitted in all states, only approximately 20% of the general population agreed with their decision in 1967. It wasn’t until the 90’s that the majority of America thought that interracial marriage was acceptable. If it had been left to a popular vote how many extra years would it have taken to become a federal law?
The rights of people should never be submitted to a popular votes. Rights are something inalienable. It’s time for the Supreme Court to step in and say: “This is ludicrous. You can’t deny an entire group of people a fundamental right.”
What “money”? Are you talking about Scalia and Thomas speaking at seminars? They don’t get PAID for that – it’s a law. They only get expenses. It’s nothing different than other justices speaking at other seminars. Like every LIBERAL college and university in the country.
And maybe you forgot Obamacare was NOT overturned by the Supreme Court even though Elena Kagan was involved in as it U.S. solicitor general. SHE should have recused herself but the court refused to hear the case about it. And the deciding Obamacare vote came from a so called “moderate” Kennedy a REAGAN appointee. Conversely, Kagan voted down the part of Obamacare on Medicaid expansion thereby making it unconstitutional.
Furthermore, Roberts (a BUSH appointee) and Kennedy (again, a Reagan appointee) BOTH voted against the Arizona immigration law along with the Liberal justices. One of whom Sotomayor is famously called “the quota queen”. Did SHE recuse herself? No.
So there is precedent for justices surprising everyone.
Jeesh how about some reality here.
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