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SCOTUS strikes down Texas sodomy ban

Posted on 06/26/2003 7:08:23 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo

SCOTUS sided with the perverts.

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To: jethropalerobber
Just to clear things up, I was talking about Kennedy's opinion (though Justice Scalia's discussion of it).
701 posted on 06/26/2003 10:34:14 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Thane_Banquo
702 posted on 06/26/2003 10:34:24 AM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Freedom is not Free - Support the Troops!)
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To: B Knotts
I like Scalia. I don't always agree with him but I like him. I wish we had more like him on the bench. Heck, I wish we had more like him at every level of government.
703 posted on 06/26/2003 10:34:55 AM PDT by Liberal Classic (Quemadmoeum gladis nemeinum occidit, occidentis telum est.)
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To: RAT Patrol
The people of Texas have no say, yet they will pay the tab for all the social results. They should be able to bill The 6 Supremes to enforced this on them.

what "social results" are you referring to? bill them for what exactly?

is this the point where you use socialism to justify your intrusive moralizing?

704 posted on 06/26/2003 10:35:37 AM PDT by jethropalerobber
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To: VRWC_minion
Is she hot? Just kidding.

705 posted on 06/26/2003 10:35:54 AM PDT by ffusco
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To: B Knotts
Punishing someone for expressing his sexual preference through noncommercial consensual conduct with another adult does not appear to be a worthy way to expend valuable law enforcement resources.

One thing Thomas apparently didn't note is how rarely this happens, inherently because the 4th Amendment makes it so difficult to ascertain. Doesn't sound to me like a lot of cop time was being blown on such endeavors.

706 posted on 06/26/2003 10:36:05 AM PDT by The Red Zone
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To: Antoninus
I am being facetious, chum.
707 posted on 06/26/2003 10:36:30 AM PDT by The Red Zone
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To: Teacher317
He has addressed it, in a roundabout way. See #597

I saw 597.

It doesn't address the question at all.

I didn't ask what he believes the source of rights to be.

I ask specifically what those rights are.

What do rights include?

What are their limitations?

By what measure do we determine what is a right, and what is not?

I want a specific yardstick.

It should be a fairly easy question.

708 posted on 06/26/2003 10:36:31 AM PDT by OWK
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To: Liberal Classic
I generally like Justice Scalia, too, but Justice Thomas is my favorite.
709 posted on 06/26/2003 10:36:40 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Teacher317
I vote 1913. If a person does not have the right to the fruits of his own labor, and those proceeds can be used against him (eminent domain, etc), then he is not a free citizen.

You're probably right. But the mask is off today. The Constitution is dead. Long live the all-powerful Supreme Court!
710 posted on 06/26/2003 10:37:12 AM PDT by Antoninus (In hoc signo, vinces )
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To: tomahawk
Have you visited public restrooms recently? Have you visited public parks? I've seen them doing it there

I've seen heterosexual couples doing it in a park. Does that count? Maybe I'm not quite the voyeur I should be.

711 posted on 06/26/2003 10:37:35 AM PDT by huck von finn
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To: B Knotts
"JUSTICE THOMAS, dissenting.

I join JUSTICE SCALIA's dissenting opinion. I write separately to note that the law before the Court today "is . . . uncommonly silly."

Interesting to note that Thomas actually thinks Texas (and the other states) shouldn't have such a law. Guess Thomas isn't quite as "moral" as some of you thought.
712 posted on 06/26/2003 10:37:57 AM PDT by kegler4
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To: The Red Zone
Unquestionably, enforcement of such laws are rare. I think Thomas makes a good point, though, that the court should not be trying to take the place of the legislature.
713 posted on 06/26/2003 10:38:06 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: sinkspur
And the Court's left wing legislated into existence a new "liberty of the person both in its spatial and more transcendent dimensions..."


714 posted on 06/26/2003 10:38:42 AM PDT by Roscoe
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To: Trace21230
Not ready to move to Shelbyville!
715 posted on 06/26/2003 10:38:43 AM PDT by ffusco
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To: kegler4
Morality and legality are often (but not always) two very different things.
716 posted on 06/26/2003 10:39:13 AM PDT by B Knotts
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To: Antoninus
You people better try to silence us quickly..

Please bear in mind that I am neither gay nor liberal. I believe all human beings need to be treated with decency and compassion irrespective of their religion, skin color, health status or sexual orientation. To do otherwise conjures up images of swastikas and burning crosses.

717 posted on 06/26/2003 10:39:52 AM PDT by CholeraJoe (White Devils for Sharpton. We're bad. We're Nationwide)
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To: Kevin Curry
Ginsberg and Souter voted pro-anal

"Today's opinion is the product of a Court, which is the prduct of a law-profession culture, that has largely signed on to the so-called homosexual agenda, by which I mean the agenda promoted by some homosexual activists directed at eliminating the moral opprobrium that has traditionally attached to homosexual conduct."
-- Justice Scalia

718 posted on 06/26/2003 10:40:33 AM PDT by Roscoe
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To: Thane_Banquo
Homer Simpson voice-> "MMMMMMmmmmmmmm....sodomy."

So, the queers won a victory today that allows them to use each other's anuses as vaginas.

In the words of John Cougar Mellenhead, "Ain't that America somethin' to see, baby..."

719 posted on 06/26/2003 10:40:45 AM PDT by Im Your Huckleberry
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To: kegler4; The Red Zone
Scalia would allow masturbation to be made illegal, too.

In fact, he can't think of many outrageous laws the states could come up with that he'd rule unconstitutional-- turning us into a banana republic. Presumably, Scalia also thought the Constitution needed the 13th Amendment to outlaw slavery. He'd probably have sided with Taney and not Justice Curtis or McLean in Dred Scott v. Sandford. How the Party of Lincoln could be proud of that, I'm not sure.

We'll just add about a million amendments to the Constitution outlawing all the stupid things states may try to outlaw or force upon its citizens.

"You have been found guilty of having not thrown salt over your shoulder after having a black cat cross your path. Off to prison with you!"

How can anyone here at FR applaud this crap?
720 posted on 06/26/2003 10:41:32 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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