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Former NY Gov. Pataki: Iowa Supreme Court ‘Overstepped’

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“Whether you agree with the decision or disagree with the decision, it’s wrong for the judiciary to overstep its role.” —Former New York Gov. George Pataki on Iowa’s Supreme Court deciding the fate of gay marriage. He prefers the New York legislative way: “That’s the way to make policy determinations. You want to have the elected representatives of the people vote when you make policy decisions.” It’s just a preview of a speech Pataki will deliver tomorrow at Drake University, which will likely include these criticisms of the Obama administration. [AP]