Friday, September 4, 2015

State Judge Fed Up With Supreme Court's 'Iron Fist and Limp Wrist'

A Tennessee state judge is taking the next logical step when it comes to marriages and divorces. 

Judge Jeffrey Atherton dismissed a case by Pamela E. Bumgardner against Thomas A. Bumgardner because, he said, the Supreme Court's ruling that gay marriage must be allowed everywhere  "preempted state courts from addressing marriage/divorce litigation altogether."
"With the U.S. Supreme Court having defined what must be recognized as a marriage, it would appear that Tennessee's judiciary must now await the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court as to what is not a marriage, or better stated, when a marriage is no longer a marriage," Altherton said, according to

Here’s the money quote: 

Altherton also said in his opinion that the Supreme Court's way of doing things these days, "with its iron fist and limp wrist," is making things hard on state-level courts.

Hell, I’m waiting for a ruling from the Supreme Court dictating how many sheets of toilet paper a person can use at one sitting.  Why not?  I’m sure they can divine this absurdity in the 14th Amendment as well.


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