Chris Muir's Day By Day

Friday, February 14, 2014

You Know, It's Pretty Effing Pathetic...

...when a federal judge can't distinguish between the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence.

A federal judge struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage today, an historic ruling with especial resonance on Valentine's Day. Except the history of the historic ruling isn't exactly up to par: Judge Arenda Wright Allen claimed the Constitution declares that "all men are created equal," which is, instead, the first line of the Declaration of Independence.

"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," Judge Allen wrote on the first page of her opinion.


Damn, I've heard of low-information voters, but we have low-information federal judges, too?

1 comment:

KurtP said...

Yep!
I knew it before I even searched:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/meet-judge-arenda-wright-allen-who-struck-down-virginias-ban-on-same-sex-marriage/2014/02/14/544d5bfa-9597-11e3-9616-d367fa6ea99b_story.html