Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

Aug 4, 2010 | Posted by: Topix | Full story: www.cnn.com

A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Nov 6, 2012
 
If homosexuals have the right to marriage equality, why don't Muslims have the right to polygamy?

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NonPsycho Mike DiRucci wrote:
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Dear, we have all agreed that he was impeached.
But you seem to be under some asinine assumption that he was found guilty. He was not. Impeachment is not a guilty verdict. Only the Senate can levy a verdict of guilt, and they DID NOT. Ergo, Clinton was not found guilty.
Seriously, get some help. This is relatively basic civics. It shouldn't be beyond your understanding.
He was impeached in the House, which means he was found GUILTY of "a high crime, or misdemeanor". After being found guilty and impeached in the House the case then goes to the Senate. It is presented in the Senate by members of the House that are called the House Prosecutors. The Senate part of the trial is overseen by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The purpose of this part of the trial is to determine whether or not the President will be removed from office. The same thing, all though over a different issue, also happen to President Andrew Johnson in the 1860's.

The end.

What a dope!

Funny stuff!
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Mike Reduclosed et a new handle your old one is all used up!
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Nov 6, 2012
 
Mike DiRucci wrote:
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You mean your mistake, miss thing. I said Clinton was impeached on Dec. 19, 1998 and he was. Prove he wasn't or stop pestering me.
Twirl that toots! Then eat crow!
Fun!
It's a matter of history. It's not a secret. Evidently everyone but YOU knows what impeachment means.
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#166843
Nov 6, 2012
 
Mike DiRucci wrote:
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Bill Clinton was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice on Dec 19, 1998.
No he wasn't.
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Nov 6, 2012
 
ARGUING with IDIOTS wrote:
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Right! So your argument against the republicans fail! Scooter!
Do you think every filibuster ends in a successful cloture? Eh, scooter? No, they result in much time wasting, which is the point of pulling one off. Try harder next time!
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#166845
Nov 6, 2012
 
Mike DiRucci wrote:
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He was impeached in the House, which means he was found GUILTY of "a high crime, or misdemeanor".
Nope. Doesn't work that way. Look it up silly and stop embarrassing yourself.
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These sheets winders really do need to go.

Karl Rove, the Koch brothers, Sheldon Adelson and some of the most powerful corporate special interests in the country.

They have dumped tens of millions (maybe even hundreds of millions) into their last ditch attempt to swift boat President Obama and progressive candidates.
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Mike DiRucci wrote:
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He was impeached in the House, which means he was found GUILTY of "a high crime, or misdemeanor". After being found guilty and impeached in the House the case then goes to the Senate. It is presented in the Senate by members of the House that are called the House Prosecutors. The Senate part of the trial is overseen by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The purpose of this part of the trial is to determine whether or not the President will be removed from office. The same thing, all though over a different issue, also happen to President Andrew Johnson in the 1860's.
The end.
What a dope!
Funny stuff!
No dear, he was ACCUSED of "a high crime, or misdemeanor". Specifically: 1. Perjury and 2. Obstruction of Justice.

Had he been "guilty", as you say, then the Senate's role (which it is not), would be to merely pass punishiment, but that is not the cast. It is the Senate that sits in judgement and passes guilt or innocence. And it was the Senate that aquitted Clinton of both charges.

Speaking of which, here is how the senate voted for aquittal on both charges:

http://www.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/stories/1999/0...

Damn! You are one stupid mo-fo!
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#166848
Nov 6, 2012
 
Brian_G wrote:
If homosexuals have the right to marriage equality, why don't Muslims have the right to polygamy?
Gee I don't know. Maybe because apple pies aren't chocolate cakes?
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#166849
Nov 6, 2012
 
Brian_G wrote:
If homosexuals have the right to marriage equality, why don't Muslims have the right to polygamy?
They do, sort of. It doesn't get the mongs all frothy mouthed like homosexuals though.

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/296493... #
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#166850
Nov 6, 2012
 
He isnít going to comprehend it

Impeached by the house = accused

You are saying he was accused of something, but the trail failed in the senate where such accusations are tried.

If you are going to live in our country you should learn something about our laws.

An accusation is not a verdict, impeachment was voted for in the house, and failed in the senate.
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#166851
Nov 6, 2012
 
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No he wasn't.
Yes, he was. It was unsuccessful though. As in the House found him guilty and forwarded it to the Senate for trial, which failed dismally, and predictably, for the Republican party. Who cares if it cost us tax payers a bucket of cash to look at the president's junk, eh?

The House votes on it. In this fashion the House did find Clinton guilty of the charges. The Senate holds a formal hearing in trial form.

Technically speaking, Nixon wasn't impeached as he resigned before the entire House got to vote on the full articals of impeachment.

What you guys are doing is arguing semantics, poorly. DiRucci is correct.
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Winston Smith wrote:
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Yes, he was. It was unsuccessful though. As in the House found him guilty and forwarded it to the Senate for trial, which failed dismally, and predictably, for the Republican party. Who cares if it cost us tax payers a bucket of cash to look at the president's junk, eh?
The House votes on it. In this fashion the House did find Clinton guilty of the charges. The Senate holds a formal hearing in trial form.
Technically speaking, Nixon wasn't impeached as he resigned before the entire House got to vote on the full articals of impeachment.
What you guys are doing is arguing semantics, poorly. DiRucci is correct.
The House voted to bring articles of impeachment before the Senate. The Senate ACQUITTED.

Who ever said Nixon was impeached?
Them people

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Is it true the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove and Grover Norquist along with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are UN-MERICAN in orgin?
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#166854
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Winston Smith wrote:
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Yes, he was. It was unsuccessful though. As in the House found him guilty and forwarded it to the Senate for trial, which failed dismally, and predictably, for the Republican party. Who cares if it cost us tax payers a bucket of cash to look at the president's junk, eh?
The House votes on it. In this fashion the House did find Clinton guilty of the charges. The Senate holds a formal hearing in trial form.
Technically speaking, Nixon wasn't impeached as he resigned before the entire House got to vote on the full articals of impeachment.
What you guys are doing is arguing semantics, poorly. DiRucci is correct.
The house does not have the power to "find him guilty" Only to make the accusation, which is tried in the senate which has the power of a judge in a courtroom.

Nixon resigned because the impending impeachment was going to easily go through both houses. and he knew it, he would rather resign than be forced out by impeachment.

Clinton knew the impeachment was going to fail so did not need to resign, and he was right, it failed.

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#166855
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Mona Lott wrote:
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No he wasn't.
Yes he was nana nana nana!

Dance miss thing dance!

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Big D wrote:
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The house does not have the power to "find him guilty" Only to make the accusation, which is tried in the senate which has the power of a judge in a courtroom.
Nixon resigned because the impending impeachment was going to easily go through both houses. and he knew it, he would rather resign than be forced out by impeachment.
Clinton knew the impeachment was going to fail so did not need to resign, and he was right, it failed.
Clinton was impeached on Dec 19, 1998 in the House. He was acquitted in the Senate, therefore not removed from office.

But he most certainly was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice in the House and impeached. Or else it never would have gone to the Senate.

You and Mona Lott don't know what impeached means.

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Big D wrote:
He isnít going to comprehend it
Impeached by the house = accused
You are saying he was accused of something, but the trail failed in the senate where such accusations are tried.
If you are going to live in our country you should learn something about our laws.
An accusation is not a verdict, impeachment was voted for in the house, and failed in the senate.
There you go! Impeached. Like I've been telling you dummies all day. Glad you admit it finally.

I'm a US combat veteran of Korea and Vietnam (2 tours). I fought in two wars for this country. Don't ever again suggest I should leave this country.

What a pair of stubborn jackass democrats!

If Obama wins today, I'm ready to get behind him and try and get this country back to it's former greatness. Are you going to do the same if Romney wins? I suspect you'll whine and kick your feet, shout voter fraud etc. for 4 years dragging us all down.

Dopes!
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#166858
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Mike DiRucci wrote:
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Clinton was impeached on Dec 19, 1998 in the House. He was acquitted in the Senate, therefore not removed from office.
But he most certainly was found guilty of perjury and obstruction of justice in the House and impeached. Or else it never would have gone to the Senate.

You and Mona Lott don't know what impeached means.
Yes he was accused by the House, and acquitted by the senate... basically the same as NOT GUILTY verdict in a court of law ( granted it was partisan on both sides )

I get it that you donít understand how our government works, perhaps you should go through citizenship application process for foreigners, that way you might learn something about how our government works.

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