Mother Jones Blogger Worried About Court's Prop 8 Precedent


Kevin Drum of Mother Jones -- a liberal outlet -- admits that he is unsettled by what the Supreme Court did (or rather, chose not to do) on Prop 8:

"In California, it's routine for the people to pass initiatives that neither the governor nor the legislature supports. In fact, that was the whole point of the initiative process when it was created. In cases like these, of course the governor and legislature are going to decline to defend the law in court. With today's decision, the Supreme Court is basically gutting the people's right to pass initiatives that elected officials don't like and then to defend them all the way to the highest court in the land.

To me, this has neither the flavor of justice nor of democratic governance, regardless of whether I like the outcome."