Supreme Court urged to support gay ma...

Supreme Court urged to support gay marriage limits

There are 287 comments on the WTAX-AM Springfield story from Jan 22, 2013, titled Supreme Court urged to support gay marriage limits. In it, WTAX-AM Springfield reports that:

The Supreme Court was urged on Tuesday to uphold the constitutionality of two laws that define marriage as the union of a man and a woman, as it prepares to hear arguments in the historic same-sex marriage cases two months from now.

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“Unconvinced”

Since: Nov 09

Seattle, WA

#136 Jan 25, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
The truth has the permission! I use nothing but the truth!
And where do you get this "truth", which tells you that killing people is a good idea?
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#137 Jan 25, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Even in a jury trial the Judge can over-rule the jury's verdict if he can show they mis-applied the law..
I was trying to explain the basic concept to a British guy in the simplest of terms
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Can't get too complex on the first go-round with them ;o))
Brad

Manchester, CT

#138 Jan 25, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Even in a jury trial the Judge can over-rule the jury's verdict if he can show they mis-applied the law..
I don't think a jury has to qualify a verdict with a judge.
A judge has to give a reason for his ultimate decision,but not a jury.
Thats my understanding.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#139 Jan 26, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>There isn't a jury in Federal Appeals cases, or at the Supreme Court for that matter.
But thanks for showing everyone in cyberspace what a clueless dimwit you really are.
WELL DONE GRASSHOPPER!
They are still obliged to follow what others say. The constitution limits peoples power and everybody doesn't have the power to make a decision without approval.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#140 Jan 26, 2013
Gays Run the World wrote:
<quoted text>
That may be true in your homoland; but in the USA it works like this:
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In the case of a jury trial; the jury decides based on the evidence and the law
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In the case of a trial without jury; the judge(s) decide(s) based on the evidence and the law
The Judge decides based on evidence and the public. People voted against it. He had no evidence either. Propositions are voted for.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#141 Jan 26, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Even in a jury trial the Judge can over-rule the jury's verdict if he can show they mis-applied the law..
They didn't misapply the law.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#142 Jan 26, 2013
EdmondWA wrote:
<quoted text>
And where do you get this "truth", which tells you that killing people is a good idea?
Gays are evil.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#143 Jan 26, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
Custom for them to be room mates. I never said they were sexually active.
Oh, try to pay attention. Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Speed slept in the same bed. Roommates. Good lord, you are dense. Lincoln didn't NEED a roommate, he lived in the freaking WHITE HOUSE, for God's sake.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#144 Jan 26, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>Oh, try to pay attention. Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Speed slept in the same bed. Roommates. Good lord, you are dense. Lincoln didn't NEED a roommate, he lived in the freaking WHITE HOUSE, for God's sake.
Custom for best friends and political partners to sleep in the same bed. How do you know they slept in the same bed?

Since: Mar 07

Location hidden

#145 Jan 26, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
Gays are evil.
Irrational thoughts are something you should fight against. They hurt you more than they hurt the people you fear.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#146 Jan 26, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think a jury has to qualify a verdict with a judge.
A judge has to give a reason for his ultimate decision,but not a jury.
Thats my understanding.
I never said or implied a jury has to qualify their decision with the judge. But you are certainly correct that a judge has to have a VERY good reason for setting aside a verdict from a jury.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#147 Jan 26, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
They didn't misapply the law.
Who are you talking about here? There was no jury in the Prop 8 case Walker presided over.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#148 Jan 26, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
They didn't misapply the law.
If SCOTUS finds that Prop 8 is in fact unconstitutional then yes, grasshopper they misapplied the law.

“Luke laughs at hypocrites!”

Since: Sep 10

Palm Springs, California

#150 Jan 26, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
Custom for best friends and political partners to sleep in the same bed. How do you know they slept in the same bed?
From Mr. Speed's and Mr. Lincoln's diaries and letters, Cletus.

And NO one sleeps at the White House unless they are sharing a bed with the prez. Do you use the late Michael Jackson as a role model?

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#151 Jan 26, 2013
Brad wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think a jury has to qualify a verdict with a judge.
A judge has to give a reason for his ultimate decision,but not a jury.
Thats my understanding.
It depends whether it's a Criminal or Civil Case.

(btw: don't you mean "explain" rather than "qualify"?)

Since: Jan 08

Orlando, FL

#152 Jan 27, 2013
Largelanguage wrote:
<quoted text>
The Judge decides based on evidence and the public. People voted against it. He had no evidence either. Propositions are voted for.
Since when does a judge make a ruling based on the "public"? Supreme Court judges base their decisions on the U.S. Constitution. If they ruled on the "public" abortion would still be illegal and segregation would be legal.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#153 Jan 27, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Who are you talking about here? There was no jury in the Prop 8 case Walker presided over.
People vote for propositions.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#154 Jan 27, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>If SCOTUS finds that Prop 8 is in fact unconstitutional then yes, grasshopper they misapplied the law.
How is it unconstitutional?
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#155 Jan 27, 2013
Curteese wrote:
<quoted text>From Mr. Speed's and Mr. Lincoln's diaries and letters, Cletus.
And NO one sleeps at the White House unless they are sharing a bed with the prez. Do you use the late Michael Jackson as a role model?
They were equal friends. He was allowed to sleep in the same bedroom. It would have been a double bed or queens bed, or kings bed, they would both fit without frottage.
Largelanguage

Halkyn, UK

#156 Jan 27, 2013
What letters?

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