It’s nice to see that the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board is back to being completely wrong

August 8th, 2009

In an editorial urging the Wisconsin State Supreme Court to ignore the State’s anti-gay marriage Constitutional amendment, cialis canada health the editorial board said:

State voters should not have been a party to such denial of rights, viagra usa physician particularly since state law already recognized marriage as possible only between a man and a woman. The courts now should not be a party to such denial of rights.

I voted against that particular Constitutional Amendment, but if “State voters should not have been a party to such denial of rights,” the Milwaukee newspaper shouldn’t be party to urging the literal invalidation of the state Constitution and the will of the people by judicial fiat.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  August 9th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I disagree. One of the greatest roles of the courts is to protect the minority from the majority.

  • 2. Elliot  |  August 9th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    No. No. No. A Supreme Court can only make sure a law comports with the Constitution as written. It does NOT get to protect the majority from the minority if that is in conflict with the words and purpose of the Constitution. Otherwise the Court BECOMES the minority we all must be protected come.

  • 3. Elliot  |  August 9th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    By the way, I think the Court could decide that 40 out of 200 rights are not substantial enough to violate the Amendment, and I think that would be fine.

    My problem is the paper seemed to be arguing that the Court find against the suit no matter what, regardless of merit because that would be “fair.”

    That stance is not acceptable in a Constitutional democracy. (Not that there’s much of that left in America.)

  • 4. whisper74  |  August 11th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    The thing is, the will of the people was to prohibit access to marriage and not to prohibit access to certain rights. Sounds to me like the Journal Sentinel may in fact be encouraging the courts to enforce the will of the people. Judge for yourself based on the amendment sponsors’ own words. Shouldn’t government grant rights instead of eradicate them?

    http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=49193

    No?

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