Skip to comments.Justices signal they may not take Prop. 8 case
Posted on 03/26/2013 10:38:49 AM PDT by South40
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court is suggesting it could find a way out of the case over California's ban on same-sex marriage without issuing a major national ruling on whether gays have a right to marry, an issue one justice said was newer than cellphones and the Internet.
Several justices, including some liberals who seemed open to gay marriage, raised doubts Tuesday that the case was properly before them. Justice Anthony Kennedy, the potentially decisive vote on a closely divided court, suggested that the court could dismiss the case with no ruling at all.
Such an outcome would almost certainly allow gay marriages to resume in California but would have no impact elsewhere.
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They always try to duck ruling on the tough cases.
They could roll this one all the way back ~ simply state it’s a state matter. Frankly the Supreme Court has wasted entirely too much time focusing on pudenda.
Given that the chief justice has proved himself to be a liberal this country would be better off if the court were to skip this one.
Actually, such a ruling would also vacate the 9th Circuit decision. If the SCOTUS doesn't have jurisdiction, then neither did the 9th Circuit.
If they take the case, all Obama has to do is look sternly at Roberts, and he’ll change sides.
There is no such thing as gay "marriage". It's more a bunch of gays pretending they have altered the meaning of the word.
so in other words they’re attempting to let the repeal of Prop 8 stand without getting their fingerprints on it. Cowards, the entire lot of them.
I think we should devise a method for gays to PROVE they’re gay: if any of them ever got some with the opposite sex, then they disqualify as gay, now they’re just ‘experimenting’.
Should winnow their numbers quite a bit.
He already changed sides and to my knowledge he has never come back. The chances of this going the direction of sanity are slim given that his lesbian cousin will be in the courtroom.
Why is this a tough case? Seems to me there is nothing in the US Constitution that says anything about marriage at all. This is a state issue. The ninth circuit should have returned the issue the the people of CA.
They didn’t duck Obamacare or abortion. Why start now?
If SCOTUS doesn’t hear the case I suspect it means they believe the public needs more conditioning before they will peacefully accept a pro-Gay decision.
Then why did they take the case in the first place? They took the case, had attorneys for both sides (and countles amici) present brief, scheduled a hearing .. and NOW they suggest they may not make a decision on this case?
They could have just refused to take the case when it was initially brought to the Court.
Mr. Soros sent her there to make sure he behaves himself.
You are assuming he is on the conservative side to begin with. I think that them stating there is no legal standing to take the case would be the best outcome we could hope for... even if it means CA gets gay marriage. They can have it.
This would be a huge loss for the LGBT, their strategy all along has been to push this to the federal level and force the judicial branch to declare gay marriage a right throughout the land. If this approach fails watch for a military member( ie federal employee ) to sue up to the feds for denial of benefits in state X when they were legally married in state Y. This is not over by a long shot.
Rust - and evil - never sleeps.
You can hear/read this morning’s argument here:
Seems to me it will be tough for them to say the Prop 8 supporters don’t have standing, when the California Supreme Court said they do in a unanimous ruling. In the past, the US Supreme Court has deferred to the state to determine standing in a case like this - and the California Supreme Court gave a detailed discussion of that in their ruling.
Thanks or the link!