The Republican Party versus the Judiciary
This is definitely a panblogic topic, Oliver Willis
, Kevin Drum
, and Adam Felber
all have posts trying to understand this open and blatant attack on almost totally Republican judges, by the Republican Party and its supporters. These fruitcakes are attacking judges for upholding laws and customs that have stood for centuries.
In the Battle Of The Branches
Andrew Cohen, a legal analyst for CBS News, ponders this strange phenomenon.
At its heart this case was always about marriage and what it means in the state of Florida. That is the underlying basis for all of the decisions made in the case. For the state to alter the outcome they would have had to invalidate the institution of marriage, which they were unwilling to do. Without a written will, the state uses a default set of assumptions when someone is incapacitated.
It's important to keep in mind that this is a direct attack on the institution of marriage under the law as well as the separate but equal status of the three branches of government.