More Good Sense on Prop 8
Former Attorney General Ed Meese has a strong op-ed in today’s Washington Post that lambastes Judge Walker’s ruling as “indefensible”:
By refusing to acknowledge binding Supreme Court precedent, substantial evidence produced at trial that was contrary to the holding and plain common sense, the ruling exhibits none of the requirements of a traditional decision. This opinion is arbitrary and capricious, and its alarming legal methodology and overtly policy-driven tenor are too extreme to stand.
And this morning I ran across John Yoo’s fine op-ed in the Wall Street Journal last week, in which Yoo, who “supports gay marriage as a policy matter,” criticizes Walker’s “short-circuit[ing of] the Constitution’s democratic process for the resolution of moral disagreements.”