Skip to comments.Holder: State Attorneys General Donít Have to Defend Same-Sex Marriage Bans
Posted on 02/25/2014 6:22:39 AM PST by Qbert
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a New York Times interview published Monday that state attorneys general arent required to defend laws they consider discriminatory, including bans on same-sex marriage.
Holder said that state attorneys general should carefully analyze laws that raise major constitutional issues before deciding whether to defend them.
Engaging in that process and making that determination is something thats appropriate for an attorney general to do, Holder told the Times.
To make his case, Holder said that if he were an attorney general in Kansas in 1953, he would not have defended a Kansas statute that put in place separate-but-equal facilities.
Six state attorneys general have decided against defending their states same-sex marriage bans from challenges, inviting criticism from those who argue an attorney generals job is to defend their respective states laws regardless of their personal attitudes towards those laws.
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"U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in a New York Times interview published Monday that state attorneys general arent required to defend laws they consider discriminatory..."
Well, then. Given that abortion laws discriminate against the rights of unborn children, I say we get to work...
Then I guess the states do not have to enforce the ObamaCare law either, right?
I guess states don’t have to abide by any executive order by the lawless Obama, right. See, others can play lawless too.
Laws have become meaningless.
America is truly becoming a banana republic.
Since when does Holder have any authority over STATE AG’s???
Who is he to grant them permission to do or not do anything?
Can they also ignore EPA directives that they disagree with?
Isn't America (and the West) the biggest customer of the drug business? I remember those trite sayings from the 60's. Do you remember: "Bad laws are made to be broken"??
Insanity reigns when druggies reign.
AG’s are subject to the same professional ethics rules as any other lawyer. They cannot do harm to their client. The most they can do is withdraw over claimed conflict with no comments on merits of a case so as to allow somebody else to zealously defend their client.
Holder is trying to get some AG’s dissbarred.
AG advocates ethical malfeasance?
Using a reference to banana while discussing the current leadership in the US? Everything is racist, even normally innocent colloquialisms. Tread carefully.
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"I guess states dont have to abide by any executive order by the lawless Obama, right. See, others can play lawless too."
Yep. And the reality is, that may be the only way to stop them in the end. Sitting around yelping about the "imperial presidency" and "lawlessness" isn't working. Throw the left's tactics right back in their faces until this stops.
Essentially, the US is becoming a country where the law is made by those with more and bigger guns and can change on the whim of Supreme Leader.
It is the policy of the chief law enforcement occupant that there is NO NEED to enforce the LAW.
Keep that in mind.
Would Holder defend the rights of normal people in hard left states who don’t want their children inundated with the fag agenda?
Official stated policy of the DOJ is lawlessness. Do they not see that it will come back to bite them? When the government feels entitled to pick and choose the laws it enforces, the people will do likewise. The republic, and the rule of law, collapses.
Except executive orders ARE NOT LAW.
Article I, Section 1 of the Constitution says:
“All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”
What we often overlook is that little three letter word at the beginning. “All” does not mean “most” or “some”.
I do grant that we HAVE drifted from this Constitutional principle, but we need to get BACK to it! We also need to get back to federalism.
Who is he? Well, he’s the monarch’s Minister of Just Us.
“Holder said that state attorneys general should carefully analyze laws that raise major constitutional issues before deciding whether to defend them.”
Good. States can now refuse to obey unconstitutional dictates from Washington. We can start by banning fascist federal bureaucrats from states and giving black-robed commies 24 hours to leave.
"It is the policy of the chief law enforcement occupant that there is NO NEED to enforce the LAW."
And once again, the GOP is asleep at the switch.
I understand the distinction, the larger point is that the nation’s top law guy is telling states to ignore certain laws. If the Left wants to pick and choose and the corrupt MSM tacitly approve, then others should be free to pick and choose what laws or directives they are inclined to follow, or not.
AGs that won’t enforce the law should be jailed. If they don’t like their job, they should resign.
Are states’ attorneys general also going to be permitted/required to enforce laws that don’t exist but that the US AG thinks would be proper?
Let me think... That would be no. Hell no.
Corruption of the U.S Judicial system of the highest order. He’s not saying State Attorney Generals don’t have to prosecute laws they feel are discriminatory, he’s saying they don’t have to prosecute laws that the Attorney General of the U.S feels is discriminatory.
If we don’t like a law nobody has to enforce it.
If we like a law enforcement is mandatory.
If we disagree with a new law we will sue your state.
Kangaroo courts and prison camps to follow.
All we need is a big enough ‘crisis.’
Ignoring Presidential Term Limit is next
Holder almost got it right. Drop the words “attorneys general” from the quote, and substitute “unconstitutional” for “discriminatory”
Wow. From the US Attorney General.
There a lot of ways to go with this. For instance, State AGs won’t have to defend firearms laws which are unconstitutional. I think Holder might be on to something.
“It’s the law, but you don’t have to follow it...”
Good. Guess who’s going to stop following the NFA...
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Is it racist to make the observation that most individuals on the levers of government today, transforming the US government into a criminal enterprise are black?
From the top down.
The exact reverse of the objectives of the Constitution, which, by sheer accident begins with the words...
WE THE PEOPLE..."
TX AG Greg Abbott has fought against 0Care, repeatedly. I guess he, as AG, can decide to just completely ignore any and all 0Care laws for TX. Good. Two can play that game.
Gee, Holder, let’s not enforce tax laws, anti-gun laws, EPA sh!t laws, animal abuse laws, hmmmm?
We live in a totalitarian state where the vote and established laws mean nothing...until it hits our door steps (or the press’ news rooms), no one will give a crap.....buy ammo.
- AG Eric Holder and b. hussein obama junior have financial/business ties to drug cartel kingpin Gutman
- This is a Chocolate
- former New Orleans Mayor Nagin