Posted by Curt on 11 April, 2005 at 10:26 pm. Be the first to comment!


About time something is being done about these out of control justices….hopefully they are successful:

A measure to oust the four justices who voted for same-sex marriage in Massachusetts will be considered today by the state legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee.

As WorldNetDaily reported, the Massachusetts-based group Article 8 Alliance is promoting a “bill of address,” a Massachusetts provision allowing lawmakers to remove judges who fail to fulfill their duties.

The measure, filed by Democratic state Rep. Emile Goguen filed in April 2004, contends the justices violated multiple articles in the state constitution prohibiting courts from nullifying existing laws and requiring that laws remain in effect until the legislature repeals them, regardless of the actions and opinions of the judiciary branch

The bill names Chief Justice Margaret Marshall and justices John M. Greaney, Roderick L. Ireland and Judith A. Cowin.

John Haskins, Article 8’s associate director, says his group is trying to arrange testimony by constitutional experts, including one or more from Harvard Law School.

He said the House and Senate leadership “appears to have conspired to schedule this hearing without notifying us until it was too late to introduce testimony or alert the media.”

Haskins said it’s the opinion of more and more legal experts that, “for the entire country, a great deal depends on our scaring the Massachusetts political estabishment back into at least faintly constitutional parameters.”

Last July, Article 8 charged the state Legislature’s Rules Committee violated legislative rules by holding a secret vote on the bill at a meeting that was not advertised in advance.

Goguen caught wind of the meeting but was told by the chairman it was a private “executive session” and he would have to leave, despite House rules requiring it be open to the public.

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