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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    It's only "legislating from the bench" when you're partisan and your side gets struck down. If your desired side is upheld, it's "enforcing the rule of law".
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    It's only "legislating from the bench" when you're partisan and your side gets struck down. If your desired side is upheld, it's "enforcing the rule of law".
    Changing the law is not upholding the law it is legislating a new law

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Changing the law is not upholding the law it is legislating a new law
    Wrong. Striking down a law is not legislating a new law, but rather reverting back to a previous law that was not unconstitutional. Without any laws, anything is legal (technically), which is why we have laws. But if some law goes too far, then that law needs to be struck down to revert back to less restrictions.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Changing the law is not upholding the law it is legislating a new law
    Whether it's intentional or simply being blinded by partisan hackery heard on Fox News, one thing is clear. You totally miss the boat on this concept. Judges do not "change" the law. They rule on whether or not it is constitutional. No more no less.

    Judges change nothing. They either uphold the law's constitutionality or strike it down.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Whether it's intentional or simply being blinded by partisan hackery heard on Fox News, one thing is clear. You totally miss the boat on this concept. Judges do not "change" the law. They rule on whether or not it is constitutional. No more no less.

    Judges change nothing. They either uphold the law's constitutionality or strike it down.
    Not so - altering part of law (thus amending the law) is not nearly the same as a veto. It appears that the court has given itself a sort of line item veto capability. Laws are often passed only through compromise (adding limits or amendments) thus changing part of a law changes whether it would pass by getting the required votes in the legislature and a veto requires that a law passes by a super-majority to override that veto. Allowing the court to remove/alter only part of a law (after the legislature passed it and the executive signed it as a whole package) gives the legislature no automatic second chance to evaluate the new version of the law.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Not so - altering part of law (thus amending the law) is not nearly the same as a veto. It appears that the court has given itself a sort of line item veto capability. Laws are often passed only through compromise (adding limits or amendments) thus changing part of a law changes whether it would pass by getting the required votes in the legislature and a veto requires that a law passes by a super-majority to override that veto. Allowing the court to remove/alter only part of a law (after the legislature passed it and the executive signed it as a whole package) gives the legislature no automatic second chance to evaluate the new version of the law.
    That's silly. If packaged into otherwise "good law" is a piece of legislation that is clearly unconstitutional, then only the unconstitutional part is scrubbed.

    It's also not done as you say. Laws are challenged line by line, not in whole. ACA is a great example--the court never rules on the entire law, only the part being challenged. In this case it was the Medicaid expansion requirement and the Individula Mandate, each coming up before the court as separate issues, even though both issues were part of the same law.

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Not so - altering part of law (thus amending the law) is not nearly the same as a veto. It appears that the court has given itself a sort of line item veto capability. Laws are often passed only through compromise (adding limits or amendments) thus changing part of a law changes whether it would pass by getting the required votes in the legislature and a veto requires that a law passes by a super-majority to override that veto. Allowing the court to remove/alter only part of a law (after the legislature passed it and the executive signed it as a whole package) gives the legislature no automatic second chance to evaluate the new version of the law.
    Then the legislature would do well to stop passing unconstitutional laws. Their oath is to uphold the constitution

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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Then the legislature would do well to stop passing unconstitutional laws. Their oath is to uphold the constitution
    If the legislatures never passed an unconstitutional law, the SCOTUS and lower courts would be unnecessary.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    Then the legislature would do well to stop passing unconstitutional laws. Their oath is to uphold the constitution
    I agree yet what is the court to do about them? My point was that laws (bills) are passed/not passed by the legislature as a package deal, often including totally unrelated matters in goofy compromise deals. To allow the executive or the court to strip only part of that package alters the intent of the legislature completely. The courts, just as the executive, should reject the entire package (bill/law) or accept it as a package - but never be able to simply amend it after the fact.
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    Re: In your estimation, what percentage of the population is gay?

    Quote Originally Posted by DifferentDrummr View Post
    If the legislatures never passed an unconstitutional law, the SCOTUS and lower courts would be unnecessary.
    Which is why the complaints of the courts doing their *job* is pretty ridiculous

    Concentrate the animosity towards the legislature for failing to do their own jobs. Oh, they aren't legal experts? Maybe we should start electing people with an ounce of legal comprehension then!

    I wonder how many senators even grasp "strict scrutiny" or "compelling state interest"

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