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Old 04-04-2013, 11:06 PM
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Originally Posted by CCWFacts View Post
In every civil rights victory in the past, states have tried every trick you can imagine. Poll taxes, grandfather clauses, all kinds of tricks. Courts don't tolerate stuff like that. Lower courts can sort those problems out without needing to go all the way back up to SCOTUS every time.
They can if it's a right they like. But this is a right they don't like, as we've seen with our own eyes.

So while you're right in that the lower courts can sort through those problems without having to go all the way to SCOTUS every time, you're wrong about the implication that they will. They won't. This stuff will have to go to SCOTUS every time because the lower courts abhor the right and will do everything to ensure that it gets minimum traction.
The Constitution is not "the Supreme Law of the Land, except in the face of contradicting law which has not yet been overturned by the courts". It is THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND, PERIOD. You break your oath to uphold the Constitution if you don't refuse to enforce unadjudicated laws you believe are Unconstitutional.

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