"Today's result was inevitable, and I don't think it tells either side anything in particular, except that no court, not even this Supreme Court, is going to entertain wild claims like this and reach out to intervene and overturn what the SJC has done. They just didn't see any appropriate basis for doing that."Would that the US Supreme Court had exercised such admirable restraint in January of 1973.
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Common Ground: Federalism
On Page 1 of today’s Boston Globe is the story that the US Supreme Court has declined a case that sought to overturn the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s gay marriage decision. A welcome decision to all, save those wearers of tin-foil hats who are on the far right of the political spectrum. Federalism is a wonderful thing, which nobody minds too much unless it is called “states rights”. Knuckle draggers such as I agree wholeheartedly about this decision with Gary Buseck, the legal director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (there they are again…that special interest litigation group that represents homosexuals and ampersands!) when he is quoted in the Globe: