Levin: Supreme Court Should Say, 'We Have No Business' In Gay Marriage Case
Talk radio host Mark Levin said the United States Supreme Court should say "We have no business in this (gay marriage) case."
Levin, who heads the Landmark Legal Foundation, discussed the Supreme Court case on last night's show:
"Let me suggest this to you with respect to the power of the court and particularly the Supreme Court. Where there's not a clear federal Constitutional issue- as there clearly was under Loving versus Virginia under the 14th Amendment- a clear violation of the 14th Amendment. Then why should the federal courts intervene? Why should the Supreme Court intervene?"
He continues, "The Equal Protection Clause doesn't say- the liberal promotion clause, or the radical egalitarian clause- where people can pour their economic, and social, and cultural agendas into the Constitution for the courts to decide. That's not what that clause is there for and that's not what it means."
Levin goes on to say the court should come out and say they "have no business in this case":
"'So, Mark, what should the court do?' In my humble opinion, the court should strike down the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' decision and through it the district court's decision in San Francisco, and the court should say, "We have no business in this case." The people of California voted. They passed Proposition 8 to amend their Constitution. Maybe in 10 years they'll pass another proposition and reverse course. But there's no federal Constitutional violation here. This is not the same as segregation and racism."