Zack12

Zack12

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9 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - News round-up and open... · 1 reply · +2 points

Congrats to Australia!

18 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Edith Windsor has died · 0 replies · +8 points

Indeed.
They could have held a floor vote and passed this long ago.
Now they want to pretend they are upset about the hateful bigots?
Get the hell outta here.

18 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - News round-up 9/7 w/ B... · 0 replies · +12 points

RIP Edie, your legacy in getting justice for all of us won't be forgotten.

19 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 0 replies · +2 points

Put it bluntly, I do believe we will see legislation from younger Democrats in the future either doing away with lifetime tenure or an expansion of the courts.
Conservatives shouldn't be able to control various courts for the next 30-40 years because of cheating and refusing to do their jobs.

19 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 2 replies · +6 points

Kennedy has to know conservatives are going to do everything they can to undermine Obergefell before doing away with it outright if they get the chance.
If he sides with the bigots on this one, he is opening the door to one of his biggest rulings being gutted, and I don't think that will happen.

20 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 0 replies · +4 points

The bigots aka Federalist Society members say that is how it should be done.
As far as they are concerned, no minority group has the right to go to the courts for help on anything.
If we want change, we have to go to the legislature or the voters, regardless of the fact in states like AL, UT, ID, MS, OK that will take another 50-100 years.
They are all about tyranny of the majority.

20 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 2 replies · +4 points

The 3rd Circuit and 2nd as well.
Sad to say but by the time all is said and done, only the 9th,4th and 1st will have liberal majorities.
Put it bluntly, I do fear many of the rights we've gained will be lost and that this site will be needed once again.

20 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 0 replies · +5 points

Along with so many other judges, many of whom ARE moderate to liberal judges.
Sad to say but I do see Democrats doing expanding of the courts next time they are in power.
Wish it didn't have to go that far.

20 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Legal orgs ask federal... · 21 replies · +7 points

With Posner retiring and Ann Claire Williams taking senior status, Trump will soon be replacing two pro equality judges with anti-equality ones and the 7th will soon be just as hostile for LGBT rights as the 5th and 8th are.
Several other courts will be taking a rightward turn as well because of this past election, something Democrats did a crappy job of talking about.
Sad to say, but Democrats don't care about nor fight for the courts the way Republicans have.
And we are going to be paying for that with several courts that will now be very hostile to any future LGBT rights and will be looking to undo rights we've gained.
Going to get ugly for us, it truly is.

23 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Equality news round-up... · 0 replies · +6 points

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/world/australi...
Article about what is going on in Australia.
The way they are doing this is an utter joke when a simple vote where everyone in the legislature could vote as they choose would have resolved this long ago.