In New York yesterday a state appellate court overturned a ruling that would have allowed gay marriage in New York City.
Note to those confused about judicial activism: this isn’t conservative judicial activism. This is a higher court setting straight a lower court’s activism. The appellate court doesn’t mince words:
We find that the motion court erred in granting plaintiffs summary judgment and finding the provisions of the DRL unconstitutional to the extent that they do not permit same-sex marriage. However, we find it even more troubling that the court, upon determining the statute to be unconstitutional, proceeded to rewrite it and purportedly create a new constitutional right, an act that exceeded the court’s constitutional mandate and usurped that of the Legislature.
Read the whole thing. It’s a fine legal argument for the state’s legitimate interest in fostering marriage.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?