Conflict of interest

Conflict of interest

The chief justice of the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court is under fire for ethics violations. Margaret Marshall spoke at a fundraiser for a gay/lesbian lawyers’ group in 1999 and praised gay friendly legislation.

That’s a no-no. Speaking at a fundraiser is bad enough, but then she takes a position on gay issues and doesn’t recuse herself from the gay marriage case. That’s a clear conflict of interest. Of course, it’s no surprise to anyone who’s been following the path of gay marriage in the courts. In fact, conflicts of interest don’t seem to apply to liberal judges. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia recused himself from the Pledge of Allegiance case because he once spoke out in favor of keeping “under God” in the Pledge. But Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks to a pro-abortion group and even has an award named after her by them, and she won’t recuse herself from abortion-related cases.

I wonder when the people will realize we don’t live in a democracy anymore, but a judicial oligarchy.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli
2 comments
  • A bill of address has been filed, but it’s unlikely to pass. They should have done this back in November, not now when it comes across as sour grapes because our constitutional amendment didn’t pass.

  • Margaret Marshall has been a homosexualist agitator for many years; she is also a judicial atrocity who couldn’t care less what the Constitution of Massachusetts actually says – as long as she goes into the history books for bringing us ‘gay’ marriage.  Her judicial arguments on this are on par with the level of teenagers’ discussion of such, and she is allowed to right roughshod over the Massachusetts populace thanks to state reps who have no cojones whatsoever.  Of course, there is a backlash coming – which can be seen in the various states which are amending their constitutions now – and in the resentment that a great many Americans feel at having the noble and Godly institution of marriage radically redefined against their wishes – and in the knowledge that their children will be taught that marriage is something they know it not to be.

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