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  •  and yes... it IS legal in California until the (0+ / 0-)

    law that was passed is challenged and deemed unconstitutional by precedent, just as the anti-gay laws in Texas were still laws until they were challenged and deemed unconstitutional in Lawrence v Texas.

    That is why we had the Supreme Court rule in the Hamdi decision one way, then we had the Military Commissions Act passed by Congress.  It too will have be challenged again for it to be deemed unconstitutional by a court of law, which should cite the precedent set by Hamdi (if I read that decision correctly).  Laws are not just "deemed" unconstitutional because there is precedent... they have to be challenged in a specific case.

    The "rule of law"; it applies to you and me, but not the rich, the Republican or the celebrity. Welcome to America!

    by MotleyPatriot on Mon Jun 25, 2007 at 06:35:49 PM PDT

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