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    Re: Iowans dismiss three justices

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Will you look at that.... 6 posts in and somebody mentions pedophilia in a thread about judges who were dismissed for supporting gay marriage.

    Pedophilia. Godwin's law for Homos.
    It was to make a point. It did not in any way compare pedophilia to being gay.

    It was about activist judges and getting voted out, jeeeesh man.
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    Another thread on Gays huh Navy? I'm sure you're not a bigot or anything, right?
    I use a lot of satire and sarcasm so keep that in mind when reading my posts.

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    Re: Iowans dismiss three justices

    Quote Originally Posted by BCR View Post
    Another thread on Gays huh Navy? I'm sure you're not a bigot or anything, right?
    Actually he's quite the civil rights activist.

    I mean, if people like him stop gays from getting married, just think of it, he will have saved them from all the miseries of marriage.

    Bravo! Navy! Bravo!

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    Re: Iowans dismiss three justices

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    And we the people retain the power to remove judges who place their whims above the law.
    And which law would that be? You do know Federal Law supercedes state no? So if the state judges enforced state law when it contradicted Federal, they'd actually be placing their whims above the law.

    You may remember a Wisconsin case a few years ago where the judge dismissed charges against a child molester on the grounds that the five year old victim had "behaved provocatively." In that case, as in the current Iowa situation, the people decided at the next election that the judge lacked the qualifications and temperament to keep his job.
    There are other, better ways to get rid of judges. Direct democracy of judges eliminates any vestige of independence. We basically get the legislative and the executive. Electing judge is a stupid idea.

    Politicians are not the only ones who occasionally suffer from a case of terminal arrogance.
    Doesn't mean we should elect judges. The asinine argument you give effectively prevents the judiciary from doing its job. When judges will get tossed for doing the right, but unpopular thing, that is very bad precedent. You seem to think that the majority is always right.
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    Re: Iowans dismiss three justices

    Wouldn't it be just wonderful if this had a positive effect on all Activist Judges?

    It's not going to because Activists have a similar attitude to many people in politics and in the entertainment business who are outspoken on political issues.

    They all believe they are smarter than anyone else and their way is the only way.

    Just look at the fools like Alec Baldwin, and Sean Penn, who sre barely smart enough to walk across the street, yet they have all the answers to everything.

    It is a good news story and I applaud the voters for doing this.

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    Re: Iowans dismiss three justices

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Wouldn't it be just wonderful if this had a positive effect on all Activist Judges?

    It's not going to because Activists have a similar attitude to many people in politics and in the entertainment business who are outspoken on political issues.

    They all believe they are smarter than anyone else and their way is the only way.

    Just look at the fools like Alec Baldwin, and Sean Penn, who sre barely smart enough to walk across the street, yet they have all the answers to everything.

    It is a good news story and I applaud the voters for doing this.

    Here in California LA County Judge says Sex Offenders Can Live Near Schools.
    It's not activism if it's constitutionally sound.
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    Re: Iowans dismiss three justices

    I posted the ruling elsewhere. Those saying the judges did not look at and apply law are merely illinformed. Those who voted them out actually want activist judges, judges who will ignore law and place their pay check above the law. It's a poor precedence to set.

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    Judges fired for Upholding the rights of individual citizens to be equal.

    Yep America, FREEDOM On!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Iowans dismiss three justices

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I posted the ruling elsewhere. Those saying the judges did not look at and apply law are merely illinformed. Those who voted them out actually want activist judges, judges who will ignore law and place their pay check above the law. It's a poor precedence to set.
    No no, if they make "liberal" rulings, it's automatically activism. If they make "conservative" rulings, it's proper.
    Seriously, there's no other explanation for the ignorance peoeple display on the subject. They obviously aren't reading the rulings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No no, if they make "liberal" rulings, it's automatically activism. If they make "conservative" rulings, it's proper.
    Seriously, there's no other explanation for the ignorance peoeple display on the subject. They obviously aren't reading the rulings.
    Someone once told me to read the ruling was an appeal to authority. I know, silly. I guess ignorance is the way to go.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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