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Early Indications: SCOTUS to Punt on Gay Marriage?

Michael1364 Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:50 PM
Why is justice so flavored by political standing? Why is it almost always 5-4 votes, when justice should demand a universal interpretation. The Supreme Court needs an overhaul, they have too much power influenced by political considerations, not the law or Constitution.
Henry VIII Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:56 PM
Liberal justices believe in Woodrow Wilson's Living Constitution, while conservative justices adhere to the original Constitutional intent. I have been saying for years, when a justice or any other politician pledges allegiance to the Constitution...I want to know which one, and if it's not the original, they are automatically disqualified.
Minderfinder Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 3:02 PM
If you can change it, it's Living, We can change it.
Minderfinder Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 2:55 PM
FDR kinda of thought the same thing, in reverse.

Kevin and Carol set the table for this week's historic proceedings, wherein the high court will take up the contentious issues of same sex marraige, states' rights, and equality under the law.  Based on initial tea leaves from the first session of oral arguments -- which, conservatives will painfully recall, can be misleading -- the justices may be inclined to avoid ruling on heart of the issue.  Tom Goldstein of the well-respected