Monday, November 29, 2004

Damn activist judges

Looks like the Supreme Court has once again refused to take part in the Massachusetts marriage melée. I expect the right-wing to be up in arms over this, and deriding the Court for having too many "libruls."

Now, of course, one shouldn't blame this just on the liberal wing. It takes four to tango in bringing a case before the Supreme Court. One would assume that the right wing is banking on three votes: Scalia, Thomas, and Rehnquist (albeit remotely). However, the fact that they can't get one of the remaining six votes suggests that the issue is not going to gain enough traction anytime soon to be worthwhile for the Christian right to harp on.

On the other hand, it does allow them to present a "meatier" argument to their base about the need for ideological conservatives, and makes the next Supreme Court appointment all the more entertaining.


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