Arizona Supreme Court Hall Of Shame-Monsters In Black Robes
EVNN: We have some Soviet style rulers in Arizona and they threaten ALL ARIZONAN'S regardless of race, gender, religion, hat size, etc.
They are the monsters in the AZ Supreme Court and they are supremely evil. They seek to eliminate all rights for everyone.
These vermin must be removed from the Arizona Supreme Court:
Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E in Arizona
September 19, 2019
FOUR AZ SUPREMES GOT IT RIGHT --THREE ARE IDIOTS
In an historic 4-3 decision, the Arizona Supreme Court handed down a ruling that preserves our First Amendment rights of religion and speech. That’s the good news. The bad news is there are three on the Court who don’t support our rights.
On Monday, September 16, the Arizona Supreme Court correctly sided with Plaintiffs Joann Duka and Breanna Koski, two Christian artists who own Brush & Nib Studio, a Phoenix-based wedding vendor who brought the suit against the City of Phoenix for their overbearing Human Rights Ordinance. The Ordinance demanded that any entity engaged in doing business with the public are required to provide service to everyone regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, etc., etc., blah, blah, blah. The punishment for violating the Ordinance was $2500 per day and six months in jail per day of violation. Talk about heavy handed.
Duka and Koski struck a blow against government trying to force persons of conscience to say or not say something they disagree with. That is the ultimate violation of the First Amendment. Of course, those who support the Ordinance utter some nonsense about some nebulous idea of fairness for all. But it’s not fair for government to demand anyone to say or not to say something that violates their deeply held religious beliefs.
In this case, Duka and Koski do not want to create artistic work that celebrates same-sex marriage. The Arizona Supreme Court agreed. But only 4-3. The vote was narrow as was the ruling. It only applies to Duka and Koski and only to their custom wedding invitations.
We applaud Justices Andrew Gould, Clint Bolick, and John Lopez, and retired Justice John Pelander, who heard the case before leaving the bench earlier this year. They get it. The First Amendment means something. Justice Gould wrote the opinion for the majority and it was masterful. It should be required reading for every American.
Those dissenting, Vice Chief Justice Ann Timmer, Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Starling, who was designated to sit in for Chief Justice Robert Brutinel, who recused himself, and former Chief Justice Scott Bales, who also heard the case before retiring in July, apparently need to return to law school and study the U.S. Constitution.
They couldn’t even agree with this very narrow ruling of the First Amendment. It is easy to understand why Bales would uphold any law supporting any LGBT+ issue. Bales was appointed by his very close friend, former Governor Janet Napolitano. (They are still close friends, but there is no evidence they are “friends with benefits.”) But there is no excuse for Timmer and Starling to side with a Phoenix ordinance that takes a bludgeon to the First Amendment.
Thankfully, cooler and smarter heads prevailed and, for now, our First Amendment rights of religion and speech are protected in Arizona. But the radical left will continue this onslaught against American ideals and our Constitutional rights. They won’t quit. But neither will we.
(Note: The two new justices, James Beene and Bill Montgomery, were not on the bench when this case was heard. Hopefully, their history of conservative credentials will stay intact.)
Yours in the Cause of Truth,
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