Ann Coulter, honorary chair for the advisory council of GOProud discussed President Obama’s remarks on the Supreme Court and judicial activism with FAUX News host Sean Hannity and stated that liberals use judicial activism to invent special rights and as an example pointed to same sex marriage.
“Most of us learn how a bill becomes law and what the supreme court does in grade school. Liberals are often trying to push this idea that judicial review means overturning any act of Congress. Or rather judicial activism. Judicial activism is anything when the Supreme Court doesn’t obey what the constitution says — like when they invent rights to gay marriage or rights to abortion or rights to go free if a specific Miranda warning wasn’t read to them. Normally you get the opposite from liberals, because whatever they can’t get through the process of democracy by having people vote on it, they get five justices on the Supreme Court to announce it’s a constitutional right. You only have judicial activism on the left, never from the conservative justices or they would be fantasizing a constitutional right to a flat tax, to bear nuclear arms.”
Any first year law student learns that there are enumerated rights in every constitution Ann. This is not a new or a particularly USA jurisprudential point.
Coulter speaks either the height of ignorance or a severe lack of understanding. There is legal interpretation of laws from both democratic and conservative judge.
As for GOProud, they view gay marriage as a states’ rights affair—a stance famous for working out awesomely for interracial couples in Alabama before the mid-’60s and one that would give absolutely no Federal recognition, tax breaks, or benefits to married same sex couples. (Incidentally, Coulter also maintains that she was the one who convinced GOProud to drop the gay marriage plank.”)