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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Judge: Defunding law unconstitutional

http://cjonline.com/news/2011-08-01/judge-defunding-law-unconstitutional#.TjfffiwZFzA

August 1, 2011 - 5:20am by Roxana Hegeman

Marten agreed with Planned Parenthood’s argument that the Kansas law is unconstitutional because it would impose additional restrictions on a federally-funded program, thereby violating the Supremacy Clause. He also agreed with the group’s contention that the law was intended to punish Planned Parenthood for advocating abortion rights and therefore infringes on its rights of association guaranteed by the First and 14th amendments.

“The purpose of the statute was to single out, punish and exclude Planned Parenthood,” Marten said.

Many believe the ruling will be overturned. Looks like a real stretch of the law, but that is what many "Federal" Judges do, expand the Federal Control.

12 posted on 08/02/2011 4:57:18 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

“The purpose of the statute was to single out, punish and exclude Planned Parenthood,” Marten said.

And that would be wrong because.....? And even if it were true, your problem with it is what exactly? What LAW is being violated? Not your feelings...what LAW?


14 posted on 08/02/2011 5:18:17 AM PDT by Adder (Say NO to the O in 2 oh 12)
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