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(Wisconsin Gazette)   Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett wants a divorce from a federal lawsuit on gay marriage   (wisconsingazette.com ) divider line
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2013-10-10 01:21:39 PM  
Well, Pennsylvania wants to divorce his dumb-ass from the governor's mansion. We all look forward to the day we can call him "ex-governor".
 
2013-10-10 02:58:46 PM  
Gov. Tom Corbett's legal team argued that the U.S. Constitution provides state officials immunity from being sued in federal court without their consent. The governor's lawyers also contend that Corbett and Health Secretary Michael Wolf should be dismissed as defendants because of a 1972 Supreme Court ruling that says the federal courts lack jurisdiction over state marriage laws.

In a separate filing, lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane argued that she should not be a defendant because she is not enforcing the law.


Ah, the vaunted "throw shiat at the wall until something sticks" method of law.
 
2013-10-10 03:01:18 PM  
 
2013-10-10 03:02:25 PM  

ScaryBottles: http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/10/tom_corbett_gay_ma r riage.html

What a difference a day makes............


Well two anyway. Dammit!
 
2013-10-10 03:13:18 PM  

t3knomanser: Well, Pennsylvania wants to divorce his dumb-ass from the governor's mansion. We all look forward to the day we can call him "ex-governor".


Even scary stupid GOPers in PA agree with this.

He makes diarrhea look like chocolate ice cream.
 
2013-10-10 03:15:20 PM  
Corbett needs to go.  That man is a monster.  Bible thumping tea party @sshole who

Completely beholden to the natural gas companies.  Letting the fracking pr!cks ruin PA's environment and charging them zero in state taxes, only charging aminuscule impact fee.  At least Texas and West Virginia charge the energy companies something for ruining their state's environments, while at the same time allowing the disaster he's allowing to happen to Philadelphia's schools, cutting back state assistance programs to the disabled and elderly to the bare bones, and letting the state's infrastructure crumble. Corbett and his cronies let them poison us and we're supposed to just thank them because they are job creators.

I wouldn't p!ss on him if he was on fire.
 
2013-10-10 03:23:41 PM  
Shelbyville:
I wouldn't p!ss on him if he was on fire.

Duh, being a PA resident, the flames would probably travel up your urethra.
 
2013-10-10 03:25:57 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Gov. Tom Corbett's legal team argued that the U.S. Constitution provides state officials immunity from being sued in federal court without their consent.


What the fark kind of legal reasoning is this? "You can't sue me unless I let you?"

Yea, that seems fair.
 
2013-10-10 03:31:59 PM  

grumpfuff: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Gov. Tom Corbett's legal team argued that the U.S. Constitution provides state officials immunity from being sued in federal court without their consent.

What the fark kind of legal reasoning is this? "You can't sue me unless I let you?"

Yea, that seems fair.


I find it highly amusing. I'm sure every state official who has ever been successfully sued in federal court will be interested to see if this works.
 
2013-10-10 03:37:22 PM  
They should offer to re-investigate his connection to Sandusky and the Second Mile.  I'll bet he'll change his tune pretty quick.
 
2013-10-10 03:43:58 PM  

Shelbyville: Corbett needs to go.  That man is a monster.  Bible thumping tea party @sshole who

Completely beholden to the natural gas companies.  Letting the fracking pr!cks ruin PA's environment and charging them zero in state taxes, only charging aminuscule impact fee.  At least Texas and West Virginia charge the energy companies something for ruining their state's environments, while at the same time allowing the disaster he's allowing to happen to Philadelphia's schools, cutting back state assistance programs to the disabled and elderly to the bare bones, and letting the state's infrastructure crumble. Corbett and his cronies let them poison us and we're supposed to just thank them because they are job creators.

I wouldn't p!ss on him if he was on fire.


Don't forget the part where he tried to sell off the most profitable parts of the state government. Even my hardcore conservative uncle thought that was farking stupid.
 
2013-10-10 03:57:56 PM  

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: In a separate filing, lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane argued that she should not be a defendant because she is not enforcing the law.

Ah, the vaunted "throw shiat at the wall until something sticks" method of law.


Not really, she's a Democrat who states in the article that she won't enforce the ban on same sex marriage laws. Ultimately, these folks who got gay married will not prevail because the Montgomery County official who issued marriage licenses to gay couples went rogue and did so in violation of state law. It may have been the right thing to do, but it's a clear violation of the law unless the Supreme Court takes the case and rules that any law that does not afford gay couples the same marriage rights as straight couples is void - which - yeah, that's not going to happen absent a Scalia heart attack.
 
2013-10-10 05:37:59 PM  

grumpfuff: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: Gov. Tom Corbett's legal team argued that the U.S. Constitution provides state officials immunity from being sued in federal court without their consent.

What the fark kind of legal reasoning is this? "You can't sue me unless I let you?"

Yea, that seems fair.


The 11th Amendment says just that, as far as suing a state goes.  There is a limited ability to sue state officials under the enforcement provisions of the 14th, but to do so the plaintiff must for example show the official is acting under the color of state law to violate some federal law.  Thus, "you can't sue me because I'm not enforcing that (possibly unconstitutional) law" is a valid reason to dismiss a federal civil rights case.  Jurisdictional issues are pretty serious with federal courts; they are required to dismiss cases that they lack jurisdiction over even if neither party moves to dismiss.
 
2013-10-10 06:45:04 PM  

wraith95: Don't forget the part where he tried to sell off the most profitable parts of the state government. Even my hardcore conservative uncle thought that was farking stupid.


My mother's a life-long Republican and even she's realized how insane selling off the PCLB would be, given the revenue it brings into the state coffers.
 
2013-10-10 10:10:19 PM  
 
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