Tag Archives: constitution

Palinoscopy

Sarah Palin was not a train wreck in the Vice Presidential Debate last night, but three things stood out for me.
First, when asked about the constitutional role of the Vice President, in light of Dick Cheney’s contention that the Vice President is part of the Legislative branch, Palin either did not realize the question was […]

Consider the Source

Wow. This guyin Michigan who was denied admission to the bar there sounds a little nuts:
I have faith in the Supreme Court, and in particular Justice John Paul Stevens, who is the true guardian of our constitutional rights.”
Whenever somebody whips out that word “true” in a context like that, it makes me cringe a little. […]

The State Should Get Out of the Marriage Business

Oh dear. Bush apologist, McCain supporter, and former senator Rick Santorum has offered his addlepated opinion on the recent gay marriage ruling in California (Fedora Tip: 2 Political Junkies. He says: “…The state Supreme Court there ruled, 4-3, that same-sex couples can marry. In doing so, four judges rejected a statute that passed in a […]

Is Discrimination Always Wrong?

In response to Gutter Ball Master’s post, “Dr. Paul May Do Harm“, I offer the following article as rebuttal. I do not claim to be in total agreement with it, but I present it as an opposing viewpoint. I Favor Discrimination “If ever anyone wants to discredit me, he can cite the title of this […]

Gay Marriage in California

Yesterday, the California Supreme Court struck down a statutory regime that gave same-sex couples essentially the same rights and duties as married couples, but called them “registered domestic partners” instead of “married couples.” This, the court said, violates the equal protection clause of the California Constitution.
The court did not say whether same-sex couples should be […]