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  •  ISTR that they've tried this (9+ / 0-)

    before, with a couple of other county clerks, and got the same results.
    What does it take to get them to understand that clerks don't get to decide what the law is or should be?

    (Is it time for the pitchforks and torches yet?)

    by PJEvans on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 05:05:07 PM PDT

    •  Only one county clerk's office tried to get in on (3+ / 0-)
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      Aunt Pat, bythesea, jpmassar

      the Prop 8 case and they were denied. That was the clerk of Imperial County, east of San Diego. It speaks volumes that Imperial County has not attempted to wade in either on Hollingsworth or on Dronenburg.

      There are 58 county clerks in California. Of those county clerks, 24 have chosen to side with the state's interpretation of the Prop 8 decision; only one has chosen to contest it.

      •  A difference (1+ / 0-)
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        jpmassar

        This was the Elected Clerk.  The Imperial County clerk was, I believe, a clerk under the Elected Clerk (the Elected Clerk declined to join the suit).  So this is a difference, and a step up, in the enforcement.  Totally unsuprising.

        Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

        by lostboyjim on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 09:30:23 PM PDT

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        •  True. But the elected clerk could have joined in (0+ / 0-)

          now and has chosen not to do so. I suspect the county, which is very poor by the way, has decided it doesn't wish to get caught up in the controversy, which essentially means it accepts the state's position even if it may not like it.

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