Rep. wants to impeach judge who will ...

Rep. wants to impeach judge who will overturn gay marriage ban

There are 42 comments on the The Advocate story from Apr 7, 2014, titled Rep. wants to impeach judge who will overturn gay marriage ban. In it, The Advocate reports that:

A southwest Ohio state representative reiterated his call for the impeachment of federal Judge Timothy Black, after Black on Friday said he planned to overturn Ohio's ban on recognizing same-sex marriages conducted in other states.

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“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#2 Apr 7, 2014
This is very silly.

Firstly, a state representative has now power to impeach a federal judge.

Secondly, the U.S. Constitution's "Full Faith and Credit" clause REQUIRES each state to legally recognize the marriages performed in other states (as well as other state actions). So this federal judge CORRECTLY interpreted the U.S. Constitution.

Thirdly, EVERY federal court that has ruled on this question, including SCOTUS, also is in agreement with this federal judge's decision.

This is just grandstanding.
juls

Bellefontaine, OH

#3 Apr 7, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
This is very silly.
Firstly, a state representative has now power to impeach a federal judge.
Secondly, the U.S. Constitution's "Full Faith and Credit" clause REQUIRES each state to legally recognize the marriages performed in other states (as well as other state actions). So this federal judge CORRECTLY interpreted the U.S. Constitution.
Thirdly, EVERY federal court that has ruled on this question, including SCOTUS, also is in agreement with this federal judge's decision.
This is just grandstanding.
Ohio.Ohio...a hellhole of Republican money and narrow mindedness- Thank God for this judge.

Since: Mar 09

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#4 Apr 8, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
This is very silly.
Firstly, a state representative has now power to impeach a federal judge.
Secondly, the U.S. Constitution's "Full Faith and Credit" clause REQUIRES each state to legally recognize the marriages performed in other states (as well as other state actions). So this federal judge CORRECTLY interpreted the U.S. Constitution.
Thirdly, EVERY federal court that has ruled on this question, including SCOTUS, also is in agreement with this federal judge's decision.
This is just grandstanding.
STOP IT !!!

I'm not supposed to agree with you!
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serfs up

Ormond Beach, FL

#6 Apr 8, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
This is very silly.
Firstly, a state representative has now power to impeach a federal judge.
Secondly, the U.S. Constitution's "Full Faith and Credit" clause REQUIRES each state to legally recognize the marriages performed in other states (as well as other state actions). So this federal judge CORRECTLY interpreted the U.S. Constitution.
Thirdly, EVERY federal court that has ruled on this question, including SCOTUS, also is in agreement with this federal judge's decision.
This is just grandstanding.
Those progressive judges are all over America. Activated to keep the agendas going when needed. America is not ready for this. Proposition after proposition has been put on ballots and voted down by the general public. After reading about the "elections have consequences" and "you lost" venom on these boards by progressives in elections, it changes when you don't like it. Totalitarianism its called.

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#7 Apr 8, 2014
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Those progressive judges are all over America. Activated to keep the agendas going when needed. America is not ready for this..........
I don't think "progressive" means what you think it means.

You are aware that many of these judges are Republican appointees, right?

Since: Jan 08

Orlando, FL

#8 Apr 8, 2014
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Those progressive judges are all over America. Activated to keep the agendas going when needed. America is not ready for this. Proposition after proposition has been put on ballots and voted down by the general public. After reading about the "elections have consequences" and "you lost" venom on these boards by progressives in elections, it changes when you don't like it. Totalitarianism its called.
Either you need to read the U.S. Constitution, or you are too stupid to understand it.
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#10 Apr 8, 2014
Belly Laugh wrote:
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Very few
about 60% so far.
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#11 Apr 8, 2014
Let me guess...The rep is a bible-thumping teahadist.
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“Common courtesy, isn't”

Since: Nov 07

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#13 Apr 8, 2014
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Those progressive judges are all over America. Activated to keep the agendas going when needed. America is not ready for this. Proposition after proposition has been put on ballots and voted down by the general public. After reading about the "elections have consequences" and "you lost" venom on these boards by progressives in elections, it changes when you don't like it. Totalitarianism its called.
The United States Constitution prohibits the rights of any minority from being subjected to the will of the majority. In other words, the rights of any group cannot be legally "voted down" (or even "voted up") by the general public.

And so these judges, regardless of how you may choose to label them ("progressive", "liberal", "activist", "wonderful", "black-robed", "saucy", "cute", "clear-headed", "super groovy-neato-cool") are simply doing what they are sworn to do ... to uphold the Constitution.

Historically, America is never "ready for this", whether "this" happens to be ending slavery in the 1860's, giving women the right to vote in 1920, integrating the schools in 1954, legalizing interracial marriage in 1957, instituting the Civil Right Act in 1964, or striking down the sodomy laws in 2003. And yet, somehow, the earth keeps spinning on its axis whether America is ready or not ...

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#14 Apr 8, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
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The United States Constitution prohibits the rights of any minority from being subjected to the will of the majority. In other words, the rights of any group cannot be legally "voted down" (or even "voted up") by the general public.
And so these judges, regardless of how you may choose to label them ("progressive", "liberal", "activist", "wonderful", "black-robed", "saucy", "cute", "clear-headed", "super groovy-neato-cool") are simply doing what they are sworn to do ... to uphold the Constitution.
Historically, America is never "ready for this", whether "this" happens to be ending slavery in the 1860's, giving women the right to vote in 1920, integrating the schools in 1954, legalizing interracial marriage in 1957, instituting the Civil Right Act in 1964, or striking down the sodomy laws in 2003. And yet, somehow, the earth keeps spinning on its axis whether America is ready or not ...
SCOTUS struck down the various state bans on interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia in 1967, not 1957.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#15 Apr 8, 2014
snyper wrote:
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STOP IT !!!
I'm not supposed to agree with you!
Then I hereby ask you now to stop reading, and commenting on, my posts.
Dddavid

Houston, TX

#16 Apr 8, 2014
Dear Judge Timothy Black,

This idiot has made several provably false accusations against you. Please sue him for slander.(Or libel if there is recorded video.)

Thanks,

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#17 Apr 8, 2014
In an epic display of arrogance and incompetence, Rep John Becker, persists in allowing his personal political bias to supersede the constitutionally guaranteed rights of the very people he was elected to represent.

“Equality for ALL”

Since: Jul 10

Massachusetts

#18 Apr 8, 2014
Belly Laugh wrote:
Impeach the bum.
I agree. Ohio state Rep. John Becker should be impeached for not knowing about the Constitution and that pesky thing called separation of powers'. He must of skipped that class in fourth grade.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#19 Apr 8, 2014
Dddavid wrote:
Dear Judge Timothy Black,
This idiot has made several provably false accusations against you. Please sue him for slander.(Or libel if there is recorded video.)
Thanks,
Can't do that. State legislators (and members of congress) are immune from such suits (if their words are spoken on the floor of the legislative chamber taht they are a member of, while the legislature is in session. Therefore, any state legislator who wishes to make inflammatory speeches, will wisely choose to do it at the place and time they are immune from civil action).
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#20 Apr 8, 2014
Otter in the Ozarks wrote:
And so these judges, regardless of how you may choose to label them ("progressive", "liberal", "activist", "wonderful", "black-robed", "saucy", "cute", "clear-headed", "super groovy-neato-cool") are simply doing what they are sworn to do ... to uphold the Constitution.
And they are failing miserably.

“Marriage Equality”

Since: Dec 07

Lakeland, MI

#21 Apr 8, 2014
snyper wrote:
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STOP IT !!!
I'm not supposed to agree with you!
Actually, he's wrong about the full faith and credit, but he'll never learn, no matter how many times it's been explained to him.

We'd LIKE it to mean that marriages performed in one state are required to be recognized in all the rest, but the reality of that just doesn't exist. There are loads of examples where states do not recognize the legal contracts of another state. Professional licensing is a biggie. Get licensed as a nurse or a real estate agent in one state and expect a different state to let you practice based on the other state's licensing and you'll be sorely disappointed.

Full faith and credit sounds great, but very few people actually understand what it means or what limits the courts have placed on it. One thing it does NOT do is require all the states to recognize each others laws and contacts equally no matter what. Can you imagine the legal quagmire that would create??
Religionists R Us

Philadelphia, PA

#22 Apr 8, 2014
Fa-Foxy wrote:
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Then I hereby ask you now to stop reading, and commenting on, my posts.
No problem, racist-pedo.

“ WOOF ! ”

Since: Nov 12

Coolidge, AZ

#23 Apr 8, 2014
eJohn wrote:
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Actually, he's wrong about the full faith and credit, but he'll never learn, no matter how many times it's been explained to him.
We'd LIKE it to mean that marriages performed in one state are required to be recognized in all the rest, but the reality of that just doesn't exist. There are loads of examples where states do not recognize the legal contracts of another state. Professional licensing is a biggie. Get licensed as a nurse or a real estate agent in one state and expect a different state to let you practice based on the other state's licensing and you'll be sorely disappointed.
Full faith and credit sounds great, but very few people actually understand what it means or what limits the courts have placed on it. One thing it does NOT do is require all the states to recognize each others laws and contacts equally no matter what. Can you imagine the legal quagmire that would create??
SCOTUS disagrees with you. Read the General Motors decision.

“What Goes Around, Comes Around”

Since: Mar 07

Kansas City, MO.

#24 Apr 8, 2014
snyper wrote:
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about 60% so far.
now 'THAT's a 'belly laugh'! ROTFL

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