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mgc1961 Donating Member (874 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:38 AM
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Who has the right to judge?
He had no right to judge.

That, in a nutshell, is the gist of last week's uproar over a ruling by Vaughn Walker. Walker is the federal judge, originally appointed by Ronald Reagan and generally regarded, according to the Associated Press, as ``a conservative with libertarian leanings,'' who struck down Proposition 8, California's ban on same sex marriage.

It turns out there is a rumor -- never confirmed or denied -- that Walker himself is gay. That has launched proponents of the ban into a full-fledged tizzy.

Maggie Gallagher, chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage, blasted him as ``an openly gay federal judge . . . substituting his views for those of the American people and our Founding Fathers . . .''

Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association called for Walker's impeachment and said the jurist should have recused himself because ``his own personal sexual proclivities utterly compromised his ability to make an impartial ruling.''

Matt Barber of something called the Liberty Counsel accused Walker of ``extreme bias in favor of his similarly situated homosexual activist plaintiffs.''

And so on.


Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/08/11/1770480/who-has-t...
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:43 AM
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Following this line of thinking:
* Straight judges should recuse themselves from any case involving heterosexual marriage.
* Any judge who pays taxes should not decide cases about taxes.
* Any judge who is white should not judge a case involving white people.
* Any judge who shops at Gay Home Depot should not even be a judge.


Read more at Wonkette: http://wonkette.com/417222/family-values-wingnuts-want-...
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 07:43 AM
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1. stupid double post
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 07:44 AM by PeaceNikki
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