Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And the 2010 Judge Roger B. Taney Award goes to....

Amazing. An article from the San Francisco Gate online exposes the District Court judge now hearing the California Proposition 8 case - the judge is himself gay! And the crazy thing is that the SF Gate seems to think that this is not an issue! OMG.

Perhaps you recall Roger B. Taney as the Dred Scott vs. Sanford (1857) judge who ruled that slaves were fundamentally property and had no laws the White man was bound to respect - thereby eliminating Dred Scott's right to even bring a case to Court - since slaves are "property" and "property" can have no legal standing as a "person or persons" who can sue anyone.

Well, of course, Judge Taney was a slaveholder and a Southerner deeply sympathetic to the cause of slavery. Who in their RIGHT MIND would think that Roger B. Taney's slaveholding sentiment and background would be a NON-ISSUE??

Yet somehow a District Judge - a GAY District Judge - overseeing a case in the most populous state in our land having to do with the hottest cultural issue of our day, SAME SEX MARRIAGE, would NOT be biased in favor of the Prop 8 plaintiffs sseking to overturn the will of the California majority?

If you truly believe justice will be blindly served in this case, I've got a bridge to Oceania to sell you....LOL...So let us forthwith present AHEAD of the mortifying HOUR the Judge Roger B. Taney Award for Abominable and Prejudiced Decision Making to Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker!!


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