Wednesday, June 12, 2013

It's Unconstitutional If The Supreme Court Says It's Unconstitutional

This is one of my wee pet peeves. Yes we can all have opinions about and debate what should or shouldn't pass constitutional muster, but if a ruling is a specific enough about something then there isn't any debate about what currently IS constitutional. I can think that a ruling was wrongly decided for various reasons, but once it's decided the law is the law.

If there is no clearly applicable ruling, I get to express opinions such as "this is clearly unconstitutional." But once they've ruled, it is what it is. I don't have to agree with the ruling, but the ruling then becomes current law.