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Old 11-19-2008, 08:58 PM
 
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Just wait until the make-up of the Supreme Court becomes conservative then you'd be crying for recall.
No, I wouldn't. I think the U.S. Supreme Court is pretty conservative as it is, and I've never even fantasized about a recall of a U.S. Supreme Court judge.

And a majority of the justices on the California Supreme Court were appointed by Republican governors. I don't hear any cries for recalls from liberals; it's conservatives who are threatening a recall if Prop 8 doesn't stand.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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Why? How can a judge do his or her job properly if he's forced to make decisions partially based on the threat of a recall?

After the U.S. Supreme Court said that "colored children" must be allowed to attend the same schools as whites, should there have been a recall effort? A large percentage of the people at the time - maybe the majority - were against school integration.
It's another balance of power. In a true democracy the persuasion of the people has to be expressed. Most issues do not go this far but the court has to struggle with doing what is right & face the consequences. That's how we grow as a society.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:35 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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It's another balance of power. In a true democracy the persuasion of the people has to be expressed. Most issues do not go this far but the court has to struggle with doing what is right & face the consequences. That's how we grow as a society.
Thank you.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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No, I wouldn't. I think the U.S. Supreme Court is pretty conservative as it is, and I've never even fantasized about a recall of a U.S. Supreme Court judge.

And a majority of the justices on the California Supreme Court were appointed by Republican governors. I don't hear any cries for recalls from liberals; it's conservatives who are threatening a recall if Prop 8 doesn't stand.
That's just another irony about all of this, people don't realize that the CA Supreme Court is majority Republican. So if Prop 8 is overturned, it would be thanks to some Republican judges. It just goes to show, that a broad spectrum of people are each side of this. Religion makes for strange bedfellows.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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That's just another irony about all of this, people don't realize that the CA Supreme Court is majority Republican. So if Prop 8 is overturned, it would be thanks to some Republican judges. It just goes to show, that a broad spectrum of people are each side of this. Religion makes for strange bedfellows.
There are liberal republicans (RINOs) and conservative democrats.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:50 PM
 
Location: um....guess
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I just have one question...how did these religious right-wing nuttos even bring so much power in the first place?
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:51 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I just have one question...how did these religious right-wing nuttos even bring so much power in the first place?
Not everyone who voted for Prop 8 is a religious person. I know a few supporters who do not subscribe to any religion.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:52 PM
 
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Not everyone who voted for Prop 8 is a religious person. I know a few supporters who do not subscribe to any religion.
I wasn't just talking about that....but please, enlighten me. How DO they?
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:01 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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I wasn't just talking about that....but please, enlighten me. How DO they?
Again, the court must decide if the action of the electrode is constitutional. The court has over-ruled other propositions & will do so once again. They weigh the individual right versus popular consensus. This will be a very interesting display of democracy in action.
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Old 11-19-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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I wasn't just talking about that....but please, enlighten me. How DO they?
Because they recognize that homosexuality goes against nature.
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