Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore spoke with Family Research Council President Tony Perkins on Friday about his belief that states should “resist” a potential Supreme Court ruling on marriage equality, saying that Congress and the states should simply defy a court decision they disagree with by stating “that there is no right to redefine marriage” in the U.S. Constitution.
“We have justices on the Supreme Court right now who have actually performed same-sex marriages, Ginsburg and Kagan,” Moore continued. “Congress should do something about this.”
He said that if Justice Ginsburg does not recuse herself from the case, then Congress should commence impeachment proceedings.
“This is undermining the rule of law in our country and ushers in an age of chaos,” Perkins added.
Roy Moore seems not to understand what recusal is and why a judge would recuse themselves from a case. It’s not because of an interest in a case, but because of a conflict of interest. In other words, if the judgment would financially benefit themselves in some way, such as if it’s a case against a business in which the judge is invested.
Not because you’ve said you wanted marriage equality and it’s a case for marriage equality. Notice Roy Moore in no way is saying Christians against marriage equality should recuse themselves. That’s because they want what the bigot Moore wants.
Methinks Moore should recuse himself from calling for recusal.
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