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  •  This is infuriating. To overturn a State (8+ / 0-)

    Initiative overhwhelmingly approved by the voters would be worse than ____(fill in the blank).
    Traitors. Greedy bastard traitors.

    "The Global War OF Terror is a justification for U.S. Imperialism. It must be stopped."

    by BigAlinWashSt on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 10:41:40 AM PST

    •  worse than Morgan v. Commonwealth (1+ / 0-)
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      •  Heh. Wow. I suspect that nobody who's reccing (0+ / 0-)

        this is actually chasing the link.

        •  I chased the link, and now I'm confused. (0+ / 0-)

          What is the point you're trying to make?

          “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

          by 420 forever on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:05:43 PM PST

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          •  Well, there's a situation in which the Feds sued (1+ / 0-)
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            to find a local law unconstitutional under the Commerce Clause, but nobody around here is going to say that it was a bad thing.

            So it's not the idea of the Feds suing under the Commerce Clause to overturn a state law that people are really upset about.

            If Morgan v. Virginia is OK with folks, than it's not a "states rights" or "will of the electorate" issue.

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            To overturn a State (7+ / 0-)

            Initiative overhwhelmingly approved by the voters would be worse than __

            Well, it would be, from a legal point of view, just like Morgan v. Virginia, which I think most folks around here are gonna be OK with.

            It's funny how our ideas about Federal vs State supremacy vary according to the situation that we're talking about. Makes me think that a lot of folks are following a philosophy of convenience.

            •  You're comparing apples to oranges (0+ / 0-)

              BigAl was talking about overturning a law overwhelmingly approved by voters via ballot initiatives.

              You should stick to your usual "Obama cannot violate a UN Treaty" (despite having violated the UN Convention Against Torture) talking points, because comparing marijuana legalization to segregation laws will not fly around here.

              “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.” Terry Pratchett

              by 420 forever on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:29:22 PM PST

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              •  How does that make a difference? (1+ / 0-)
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                Overwhelming approval by ballot initiative still leaves the issue to what extent Federal law should/shouldn't trump state law. And yes, in the bad old days of segregation states claimed state's rights on that. More recently we have had Arizona trying to usurp Federal authoirty on immigration and border control. Just about every RW governor/state government is running around claiming one piece of tenth amendment rights or another in oppostiion to the ACA, etc.

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                by Catte Nappe on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 12:38:02 PM PST

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