Skip to comments.U.S. Supreme Court puts gay marriages in Utah on hold
Posted on 01/06/2014 8:29:07 AM PST by SeekAndFind
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah until a federal appeals court can rule on whether the state law banning the practice violates the Constitution.
The unsigned, one-paragraph order did not spell out the courts reasoning in the case -- orders that put lower-court decisions on hold frequently do not do so. The order did not indicate any dissents.
The decision will block further same-sex marriages in Utah for at least several weeks. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, based in Denver, has told both sides in the dispute to submit legal arguments by the end of this month.
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Liberals are raging against Sotomayor over at the Washington Compost. These people become more deluded every day. Judge Shelby needs to be impeached and removed.
And one spineless governor should not have the authority to accept the yoke on behalf of the entire state.
I honesty didn’t anticipate this.
I agree - but tell that to California (Proposition 8 shutdown by a 'homosexual' judge -- no conflict of interest there). Hopefully things will fare better for the Utah folks. Presumably they don't also have a left-wing Attorney General and Governor running interference.
The half-quotation marks should have been around 'judge' and not homosexual.
RE: Liberals are raging against Sotomayor over at the Washington Compost.
I’m wondering to myself — What got into Sotomayor and what made her delightfully not “liberal” in her recent ruling?
Current Communist Goals (1963)
17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.
25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.
26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."
40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.
From the 45 goals (The Naked Communist, by Cleon Skousen):
He indeed did just that.
There was absolutely NO call for the Governor to order clerks to violate the state's Constitution. These licenses were COUNTERFEIT because, minimally, the forms required did not conform to the new structure, requiring "bride" and "groom" to be manually struck out.
Frankly, I am surprised. I expected “The Wise Latina” to dodge this one.
“...What got into Sotomayor and ...”
A built-in streak of natural recalcitrance, perhaps... maybe a touch of sanity... or maybe the Xanax and Midol just kicked in. Who knows...
I cannot understand the DINO rats that the people of Utah elect Governor.
I cannot understand the RINO rats that the people of Utah elect Governor.
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Nothing got into her. She simply delayed the inevitable.
If she had denied the stay request, Utah would have had the right to submit it to a second justice of their choice per standard SCOTUS procedure. Utah would have chosen Scalia or Thomas. Either could, and likely would, have granted the stay or referred it to the whole court as Sotomayor did.
Sotomayor just circumvented that second stay request because she knew it was inevitable and simply referred it to the whole court herself rather than make Utah go through the legal motions.
But they do. And the judiciary has had that power with the consent of the legislative and executive branches for over 200 years.
"The Constitution has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it" Lysander Spooner, 1870
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