(Hey, if it's someone's belief and "God's Law" trumps government law like you think it should here, then who is anyone to stop someone from stoning their wife for cheating? Are we cherry picking the Bible here and only agreeing with the parts we like?) LOL
(No, you're completely right, but some people are desperate to believe that Kentucky is somehow above the Supreme Court. I guess if they think states should be allowed to ignore the Constitution, we'll be seeing some of them banning guns, and some others bringing slavery back) LOL
2 ups, 8y,
1 up, 8y,
Remember that the Supreme Court doesn't make law according to the Constitution. When they do, they violate the law of the land. This is an Ex Post Facto situation. Plus she was sent to jail without bail. Is THAT Constitutional? A level headed judge would've sent it back to the legislature to work out how to implement the ruling rather than having a knee-jerk reaction and sending a state level clerk to jail.
And what about all the mayors refusing to enforce immigration law?
He denied bail because he was reasonably sure that conservative Christian groups would have just paid it for her, making it ineffective.
1 up, 8y,
That violates the 5th (right to due process), 7th (right to a trial by jury in civil cases), 8th (right to have a reasonable bail), and possibly the 14th (Equal Protection Clause) amendments. That's why she's out now.
EPF -- the Constitution of the State of Kentucky forbids gay marriage and she swore to uphold it. The SC says that the DOMA was a state issue one year, then decides to say gay marriage is a Constitutional right the next.
Ex Post Facto means after the fact. After she was elected, the SC decided to nullify the state Constitution -- oops, no they didn't. This was a state issue, not a federal issue. It would've been a federal issue had someone sued the state of Kentucky to have the section of the state constitution struck that forbid gay marriage. THAT'S the course of action this should've taken but political correctness took over.
Self defense is a fundamental right. Access to the tools of self defense is an obvious corollary. It was fundamental enough to be specifically protected by the bill of rights. Whether you like it or not, the right does exist.