Prop. 8 Judge: 'What Judges Do and Must Do Is ... Move the Strike Zone'

There are 13 comments on the www.catholic.org story from Sep 17, 2012, titled Prop. 8 Judge: 'What Judges Do and Must Do Is ... Move the Strike Zone'. In it, www.catholic.org reports that:

Judge Vaughn Walker, the now-retired federal judge in San Francisco who nullified California's Proposition 8 in 2010, said if judges really are umpires, they must sometimes "move the strike zone" in order to champion social issues like same-sex marriage.Walker said federal judges must "reflect the common understanding of the day" and that "clear and fixed legal rules" do not exist.

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Uve

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#21 Sep 18, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
Quite often, the "common understanding of the day" is replaced by the judge's personal understanding. Like when gay marriage was forced upon the citizens of the State of Iowa by three misguided judges, who were subsequently removed from the bench.
"Common understanding of the day" means popular opinion, not the judges opinion. To protect that "popular opinion" from misguided judges, it must be cast in stone in the State Constitution.
Let's put your marriage up for popular opinion, shall we? I vote NO
Junior Esquire

El Segundo, CA

#22 Sep 18, 2012
Uve wrote:
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Let's put your marriage up for popular opinion, shall we? I vote NO
Your one vote does not constitute the popular opinion.
The majority vote YES for straight marriage.
Thus your vote falls in the unpopular opinion.
See how Democracy works?

Since: Jul 12

Post Falls

#23 Sep 18, 2012
It's interesting how all these bigotts think somehow tyranny equals freedom. They should all move to Iran with their likeminded Muslim brothers.
Uve

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#24 Sep 18, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
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Your one vote does not constitute the popular opinion.
The majority vote YES for straight marriage.
Thus your vote falls in the unpopular opinion.
See how Democracy works?
Popular opinions change. So can bigotry, try it some time.

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Since: Sep 12

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#25 Oct 3, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
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Your one vote does not constitute the popular opinion.
The majority vote YES for straight marriage.
Thus your vote falls in the unpopular opinion.
See how Democracy works?
and now a decade later more people accept the idea of SSM that don't...Oh dear.... It looks like it's time to step aside, you see little man, THAT is how DEMOCRACY works!

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#26 Oct 3, 2012
Uve wrote:
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Let's put your marriage up for popular opinion, shall we? I vote NO
I secound that...though I suspect that his (ex) wife already took matters into her own hands.

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#27 Oct 3, 2012
fr Junior Esquire:

>Your one vote does not constitute the popular opinion.
The majority vote YES for straight marriage. Thus your vote falls in the unpopular opinion. See how Democracy works?<

You'd have been wonderfully happy during the Civil Rights Movement, I see. Had basic human rights been "voted on" at that time, African-Americans would still be treated as second-class citizens today.
BS Detector

Rancho Mirage, CA

#28 Oct 4, 2012
Laquesha Jefferson PhD wrote:
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and now a decade later more people accept the idea of SSM that don't...Oh dear.... It looks like it's time to step aside, you see little man, THAT is how DEMOCRACY works!
Are you suggesting that I abandon what I believe simply becasue a differing opinion may or may not be gaining popularity? Do you change your values and opinions according to polls?

Since: Mar 07

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#29 Oct 4, 2012
Junior Esquire wrote:
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Your one vote does not constitute the popular opinion.
The majority vote YES for straight marriage.
Thus your vote falls in the unpopular opinion.
See how Democracy works?
Actually, that's not how it works.

That's why we have the courts - to address issues where a majority takes away equal protections under the law from a minority.

Love how America works?

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#30 Oct 4, 2012
Quest wrote:
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Actually, that's not how it works.
That's why we have the courts - to address issues where a majority takes away equal protections under the law from a minority.
Love how America works?
You still up?

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#31 Oct 4, 2012
Laquesha Jefferson PhD wrote:
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I secound that...though I suspect that his (ex) wife already took matters into her own hands.
"I am getting the PIG!"

(Loved "REDS". Love your login name.)

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#32 Oct 22, 2012
snyper wrote:
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"I am getting the PIG!"
(Loved "REDS". Love your login name.)
"she's way out of control" so I've actually enjoyed being Laquesha .......

She's a character in a self published book written by TOPIX troll who didn't even have the brains to change his name when he self published a "PORNO"...Dumbass.

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#33 Oct 23, 2012
Laquesha Jefferson PhD wrote:
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"she's way out of control" so I've actually enjoyed being Laquesha .......
She's a character in a self published book written by TOPIX troll who didn't even have the brains to change his name when he self published a "PORNO"...Dumbass.
I confused your name with "Laqueesha Johnson", a false ID name used by a character in "Reds" to get inside the CIA building.

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