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Jose Garcia

(2,718 posts)
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 11:28 AM Oct 2020

Supreme Court won't take up ex-Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' case

Source: WCAX-TV

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place a decision that allowed a lawsuit to move forward against a Kentucky clerk who was jailed in 2015 after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The high court said Monday it would not take the case involving Kim Davis, the former clerk of Rowan County, and two same-sex couples who had sued her. Soon after the 2015 Supreme Court decision in which same-sex couples won the right to marry nationwide, Davis, a Christian who has a religious objection to same-sex marriage, stopped issuing all marriage licenses.

That led to lawsuits against her, and a judge ordered Davis to issue the licenses. She spent five days in jail after refusing.

Davis had argued that a legal doctrine called qualified immunity protected her from being sued for damages by couples David Ermold and David Moore as well as James Yates and Will Smith. Their case will now move forward.

Read more: https://www.wcax.com/2020/10/05/supreme-court-wont-take-up-ex-kentucky-clerk-kim-davis-case/

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Supreme Court won't take up ex-Kentucky clerk Kim Davis' case (Original Post) Jose Garcia Oct 2020 OP
Justice served Bayard Oct 2020 #1
good precedent. qualified immunity is a pox. ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 2020 #2
I hope they take every penny from the hateful witch Yeehah Oct 2020 #3
No, they only have time for priority cases from Donald Trump bucolic_frolic Oct 2020 #4
she had plenty of access to the courts. maxsolomon Oct 2020 #11
Kim Davis relationship diagram ... aggiesal Oct 2020 #5
Wow! nt LittleGirl Oct 2020 #12
Nice diagram. CaptYossarian Oct 2020 #19
the best decisions this court makes anymore barbtries Oct 2020 #6
Yes, that was their response to the Court denying cert. n/t sl8 Oct 2020 #7
thank you. barbtries Oct 2020 #10
Maybe Alito and Thomas should take up the next cause celebre that would really fire up not_the_one Oct 2020 #18
right? barbtries Oct 2020 #20
Their logic is reversable. Griefbird Oct 2020 #23
exactly. barbtries Oct 2020 #24
That is what I was thinking too. mwooldri Oct 2020 #25
Yay! Mike Nelson Oct 2020 #8
The sanctity of Holy matrimony for conservative Christians - Kim Davis keithbvadu2 Oct 2020 #9
I still think she looks like Dick Cheney in drag. Lucky Luciano Oct 2020 #15
She's got a forehead like a '48 Packard! tonekat Oct 2020 #26
No respite for Mrs. Potato Head Le Roi de Pot Oct 2020 #13
Wonder who's paying her legal fees? JohnnyRingo Oct 2020 #14
However, one should pay attention to the descent by Thomas and Alito! rkleinberger Oct 2020 #16
Good. Fuck her. She had a job and refused to do it. 11 Bravo Oct 2020 #17
Clearly, she had friends in high places. Judi Lynn Oct 2020 #21
Anyone who thinks marriage equality is safe, or that Barrett won't further erode it ... mahatmakanejeeves Oct 2020 #22

Yeehah

(4,709 posts)
3. I hope they take every penny from the hateful witch
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 11:40 AM
Oct 2020

I've come to despise these self-righteous phony Christians.

bucolic_frolic

(44,733 posts)
4. No, they only have time for priority cases from Donald Trump
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 11:44 AM
Oct 2020

Little people, even those we disagree with, deserve equal access to the courts as the high and mighty

barbtries

(29,018 posts)
6. the best decisions this court makes anymore
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 12:20 PM
Oct 2020

are the decisions they take not to hear a case. good news

does this have anything to do with that other headline i just saw about Alito and Thomas writing a paper against same sex marriage?

barbtries

(29,018 posts)
10. thank you.
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 12:33 PM
Oct 2020

the post i saw has apparently dropped, but i suspected as much. otherwise it would be very strange for supreme court justices to write an editorial.

 

not_the_one

(2,227 posts)
18. Maybe Alito and Thomas should take up the next cause celebre that would really fire up
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 02:33 PM
Oct 2020

the turd's core support group (racists, bigots and christians)....

Iterracial Marriage.

Oh. Wait......

Griefbird

(100 posts)
23. Their logic is reversable.
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 05:02 PM
Oct 2020

Alito's and Thomas' complaint that Christianity is harmed by the "homosexual agenda" isn't nearly as valid as the fact that same sex relationships are harmed by the Fundamentalist Christian agenda.

barbtries

(29,018 posts)
24. exactly.
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 05:15 PM
Oct 2020

also, this is not a christian country and we don't live in a theocracy. rights are for everyone. if you don't like same sex marriage, don't marry someone of your own sex.

mwooldri

(10,333 posts)
25. That is what I was thinking too.
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 05:16 PM
Oct 2020

What if I have a firmly held religious belief that heterosexual marriage was a sin and refused to issue marriage licenses to heterosexual couples? Fortunately I don't have such belief... But you're right, I believe their logic is reversible.

Mike Nelson

(10,140 posts)
8. Yay!
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 12:25 PM
Oct 2020

... this woman has no business handing out marriage licenses ... she should have been fired instantly.



keithbvadu2

(38,099 posts)
9. The sanctity of Holy matrimony for conservative Christians - Kim Davis
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 12:31 PM
Oct 2020

The sanctity of Holy matrimony for conservative Christians - Kim Davis

JohnnyRingo

(18,920 posts)
14. Wonder who's paying her legal fees?
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 12:54 PM
Oct 2020

Whoever it is, they aren't getting much for their investment. At least not if she loses the lawsuits.

rkleinberger

(155 posts)
16. However, one should pay attention to the descent by Thomas and Alito!
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 01:46 PM
Oct 2020

The descent by these throwbacks should have everyone seriously concerned. They have projected that they believe that Obergefell should be overturned. They will have control of SCOTUS. If Dems take control of the White House and Senate, they better immediately pass legislation that cannot be reviewed by the SCOTUS to protect marriage equality. The Equality Act needs to passed and then expand the SCOTUS and limit their terms!

Judi Lynn

(161,438 posts)
21. Clearly, she had friends in high places.
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:36 PM
Oct 2020


Kim Davis with a husband, Joe Davis, and the majestic Ted Cruz.



Kim and another of her guardian angels, Gov. Mike Huckabee, father of Trump's beloved Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

mahatmakanejeeves

(58,823 posts)
22. Anyone who thinks marriage equality is safe, or that Barrett won't further erode it ...
Mon Oct 5, 2020, 03:45 PM
Oct 2020
Dan Savage Retweeted

Anyone who thinks marriage equality is safe, or that Barrett won't further erode it and be joined by others on the court, here you go.



https://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/100520zor_3204.pdf

Scroll down to page 55:

{snip}

Davis may have been one of the first victims of this Court’s cavalier treatment of religion in its Obergefell decision, but she will not be the last. Due to Obergefell, those with sincerely held religious beliefs concerning marriage will find it increasingly difficult to participate in society without running afoul of Obergefell and its effect on other antidiscrimination laws. It would be one thing if recognition for same-sex marriage had been debated and adopted through the democratic process, with the people deciding not to provide statutory protections for religious liberty under state law But it is quite another when the Court forces that choice upon society through its creation of atextual constitutional rights and its ungenerous interpretation of the Free Exercise Clause, leaving those with religious objections in the lurch.

{snip}

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