Justice Kennedy Suggests Officials Like Kim Davis Should Follow Law Or Resign

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    Oct 27, 2015 11:36 PM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/justice-kennedy-kim-davis-resign_562fa3e8e4b0c66bae599493?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 27, 2015 11:53 PM GMT
    Well exactly. She took an oath to uphold the law and if she cannot abide by the law than she should resign her position. It is that plain, pure, and simple.
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    Oct 28, 2015 12:16 AM GMT
    Sound advice that should apply equally to Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Lois Lerner, Hillary Clinton, Kamela Harris, and any other government official who thinks him or herself above the law.
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    Oct 28, 2015 1:52 PM GMT
    MGINSD saidSound advice that should apply equally to Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Lois Lerner, Hillary Clinton, Kamela Harris, and any other government official who thinks him or herself above the law.


    I was trying to find any evidence the people you mentioned have intentionally refused to obey a court order like Kim Davis. So far, no luck.

    I am confident you will provide docket numbers. Otherwise you would be equating Fox News conspiracy theories with an elected official that has lost every possible appeal and still refuses to follow the law.

    There is a universe of difference between "alleged" and "convicted." Especially when "alleged" came from Fox News.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Oct 28, 2015 3:05 PM GMT
    Well said, I think it absolutely should apply. She was hired and is paid to perform a job, if she has problems with the performance of that job, based on personal grounds, she should go.
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    Oct 28, 2015 3:21 PM GMT
    If the President tried to go against laws based on his personal beliefs, he'd get impeached. Why can't that work for KD too?
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 28, 2015 3:54 PM GMT
    Thank you Justice Kennedy. Who knew that an appointee by the late great President Reagan would be such a friend of the LGBT community.
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    Oct 28, 2015 4:34 PM GMT
    themachine said
    MGINSD saidSound advice that should apply equally to Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Lois Lerner, Hillary Clinton, Kamela Harris, and any other government official who thinks him or herself above the law.


    I was trying to find any evidence the people you mentioned have intentionally refused to obey a court order like Kim Davis. So far, no luck.

    I am confident you will provide docket numbers. Otherwise you would be equating Fox News conspiracy theories with an elected official that has lost every possible appeal and still refuses to follow the law.

    There is a universe of difference between "alleged" and "convicted." Especially when "alleged" came from Fox News.


    Yes, you're right. Holder and Lerner only ignored Congressional subpoenas, Holder and Lynch only refused to go to court to enforce them, and Billary and Harris only violated the oaths of office they swore. Don't confuse what Kennedy said and I wrote with what Davis did: temporarily refused to obey a court order.
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    Oct 28, 2015 8:13 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf the President tried to go against laws based on his personal beliefs, he'd get impeached. Why can't that work for KD too?



    Tried? What does ... " I will work without congress" mean to you? It means complete violation of the Constitution. Ordering immigration officers to violate immigration law is another. He has set the tone for Kim David, Lois Lerner and Hillary to do whatever they want to do.
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    Oct 28, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
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    Did I read "temporarily refused" somewhere? What was she waiting for, a good hair day?
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    Oct 28, 2015 8:42 PM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    What does ... " I will work without congress" mean to you?


    It probably means that a Congress with the lowest job approval rating ever - it was 9% around the time Obama said that - has stopped working.
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    Oct 28, 2015 10:57 PM GMT
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    Alpha13 said
    What does ... " I will work without congress" mean to you?


    It probably means that a Congress with the lowest job approval rating ever - it was 9% around the time Obama said that - has stopped working. [/quote

    Not "working" meaning not in agreement with the president whom by the constitution has no part in the matter of law making? If you want to be King in a democracy and are opposed I would call that " working" .
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    Oct 29, 2015 12:05 AM GMT
    Alpha13 said
    Not "working" meaning not in agreement with the president whom by the constitution has no part in the matter of law making? If you want to be King in a democracy and are opposed I would call that " working" .


    It wasn't Obama who gave Congress a job approval rating of 9%, it was the American people.

    If Obama has acted "unconstitutionally" then he has simply been following the example of previous US presidents, all the way back to (and including) George Washington. As for executive orders, their heyday seems to have been from the presidency of Teddy Roosevelt to that of Truman.

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  • JackNNJ

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    Oct 29, 2015 1:47 PM GMT
    Thank you, Judge Obvious. This is something we already know, and Kim Davis is doubtless aware that she always had the option to resign. She simply chose not to.

    Kennedy's statement has no force of law. Perhaps as a SC judge, his words hold some moral authority, but beyond that he is no different than a lay person speaking outside of his field of expertise.






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    Oct 29, 2015 1:49 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidIf the President tried to go against laws based on his personal beliefs, he'd get impeached. Why can't that work for KD too?


    Democrats in Congress wanted to impeach her, but of course the GOP blocked and obstructed the move.