Mat Staver, the dumbest lawyer in America not named Larry Klayman, is warning the Supreme Court that if they do vote to invalidate state laws banning same-sex marriage, they will “delegitimize” itself. Again. Like they apparently do every time they make a ruling he doesn’t like.
He tells OneNewsNow, voicing a warning, that if the Supreme Court finds a “hypothetical right” to same-sex marriage, the high court will “delegitimize” itself.
What is (sic) a majority of five vote in favor of same-gender marriage?
“I’m warning them,” he says, “and I think the rest of the country is willing to come together and warn them, that they need to come back in line with their constitutional duty, and that is to interpret the law, not create brand new law and be our social engineers.”
I imagine the justices will take this warning with all the seriousness it deserves. Bear in mind that Staver first filed a lawsuit to prevent same-sex marriage after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court legalized it in that state. Staver filed a staggeringly stupid lawsuit that argued that this ruling violated the Constitution’s guarantee that each state would have a “republican form of government.” His argument was that having a court overturning laws passed by a legislature violates that guarantee.
That’s right, he told a court that regularly overturns laws passed by the legislature, power given to them by the Constitution, that doing what they do is unconstitutional. I’m sure you won’t be surprised that the Supreme Court did not take that argument seriously and did not hear the case.