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Shit that Pissed me Off – 5/3

Iowa Legislators want to Punish the Iowa Supreme Court by Cutting Their Pay

Let me start by saying that this particular law doesn’t stand a chance of passing.  I’m not annoyed that it could actually become law.

I’m annoyed that it is being discussed.  At issue is the fact that the Iowa supreme court, in a unanimous decision, declared that banning same-sex marriage was unconstitutional.  That’s why same-sex marriage is legal in Iowa right now.

Well a few Legislators feel the court overstepped their bounds by interpreting the state constitution (or – to re-state – “doing their job”) in a way that these particular Legislators felt was wrong.  So they have proposed to cut the pay of the “activist” justices until such a time as same-sex marriage becomes unconstitutional.

It’s like a bribe in reverse!

Just those justices, by the way.  Any new justices would come in at the regular, pro-homophobic pay rate.

I’ve got a better idea, how about the Legislators cut their own pay until they understand you don’t cut the pay of another branch of government just because you don’t like their conclusions?

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