Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Challenge to the Supreme Court

A group of 60 scholars, mostly lawyers, led by Princeton's Robert George, are launching a challenge to the Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.

And the precedent they cite is none other than Abraham Lincoln in the Dred-Scott decision.

After listing the negative societal consequences of making same-sex marriage binding throughout all states, they make these statements.

We stand with James Madison and Abraham Lincoln in recognizing that the Constitution is not whatever a majority of Supreme Court justices say it is. 
We remind all officeholders in the United States that they are pledged to uphold the Constitution of the United States, not the will of five members of the Supreme Court. 
- See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/conjugality/view/is-obergefell-binding-no-say-60-scholars/16993#sthash.IQKPIvmQ.dpuf

Kudos to these fellows. I wish them every success. It is about time that someone challenged the Supreme Court and questioned how a small group of people can make legislation that is binding on all citizens.

Now if only someone would do the same in Canada. Unfortunately, we have a problem here: a lack of a Constitution like that of the US. We don't have the rights listed as definitively as they do. But there should be some way to challenge our Supreme Court here as well.

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