Should the two "Catholic" justices who voted for gay marriage be excommunicated?
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(06-27-2015, 06:55 PM)Paul Wrote: Somehow I don't think that distinction will make much of a difference when they're before God.

I would like your view on how Catholic judges might adhere to Catholic morality when they decide the cases before them.

The most plausible theory I have heard is that natural law can be incorporated through the Ninth Amendment, which reads: 

Quote:The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

For example:

http://www.law.nyu.edu/sites/default/fil...065899.pdf
http://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/cgi/viewcon...etd_theses

What is your analysis?  How do you reach your conclusion that Catholic judges must decide cases in accordance with Catholic teaching?  How will they be able to accomplish that?  Do you understand that judicial opinions are written to justify decisions on the basis of the secular law?
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Re: Should the two "Catholic" justices who voted for gay marriage be excommunicated? - by Clare Brigid - 06-27-2015, 07:02 PM



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