“I think it’s an unhealthy trend that judges feel that they’re somehow reflecting popular opinion when first of all, it’s not popular opinion, and secondly, who are they to be ruling on cases based on how they feel.”
“The attorney general of the state of Alabama has appealed, which I support. And while a number of courts have held the way [the] Alabama court has, others have not, and to me this line of cases … represents an activist judiciary. No Congress has ever passed a law or a constitutional amendment that would ever would ever have been thought to have this result.”
“So, I think the proper role of the federal courts is to follow the law as it is, not as they wish it, might wish it to be.”
–Magically delicious, Sen. Jeff ‘Dixie’ Sessions commenting on the SCOTUS not extending the stay and thus forcing Alabama to allow Marriage Equality to come to that state.
And, yeah, I’m sure that thick-fingered vulgarians Antonin Scalia and his cohorts ‘The Pride of the Judiciary’ Clarence Thomas and Capo di Monte enthusiast Sam Alito are worried about popular opinion.
UPDATE: Most of the counties in Alabama, 52 of 67, are refusing to process paperwork, required by law, to issue marriages to same-sex couples. So, Mr. Sessions, who exactly are the activists now?