Skip to comments.Court won’t force state to defend Prop. 8
Posted on 09/02/2010 2:17:59 PM PDT by South40
A California court has refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to appeal a ruling that overturned the states gay marriage ban, according to an Associated Press report.
The 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento on Wednesday denied a conservative legal groups request to force the officials to defend Proposition 8 in court.
The court did not give a reason why it turned down the request by the Pacific Justice Institute.
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Why doesn’t Ahhnold just quit the GOP.
Into the same abyss that gobbled up Prop 187.
Voters Zero. People gaming the system, BINGO!!!!
Ding, ding, ding, ding...
Who needs the rule of law or the Constitution. These guys have just opened the door to illiminating the constitution altogether.
Because he has a better chance of destroying it if he is a part of it.
Exactly the same.
Basically, the courts have said that the people can’t amend their constitution to prevent a behavior that has been illegal in most cases, and has never been permitted in the history of the republic and most of world history.
If the people don’t petition for redress of grievance on this, and petition to the Supreme Court, as part of their government, then what other avenue remains except taking the law into their own hands?
What does this mean for the long-haul?
It has happened before:
"In every state of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people." 1776
And our current politicians federal/state judges seem to be as blind to the possible consequences as King George was back in 1776.
Politically speaking, this is probably a better result just prior to November than a weak sister defense put on by the State of California. This result will get voters mad.
Arizona Governor Jan Brewer is using private counsel to fight for SB1070 rather than allow Democrat Attorney General Terry Goddard spoil the case.
So the elected officials don’t have to represent the direct and overt will of the voters.
I thought we lived in a REPUBLIC.
Arnold has verified what he once disdained.....a girly man.
Not in CA, you don't. Now go sit down, be quiet, and let your betters run your life. /sarc
All three branches of government are complicit.
Including the legislative branch for not impeaching the whole of them.
So if marriage has essentially been redefined by one (gay) judge, will polygamy be legal next?
When can the Muzzies in California marry their goat or 9 year old cousin?
I agree. It's time to drag these asswipes out by the hair of their heads!
Did they not take an oath to enforce and defend the laws and constitution of the state of California?
California is the ultimate example of the ruling class vs. the country class. The people follow all the laws and their state constitution and amend it as it prescribes. Then the ruling class takes it upon itself to simply ignore it because THEY know better than the country class.
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