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Thread: The Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit Ruled For Gay Rights In A Major Discrimination Case

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    Beastly Fido Roxxsmom's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by AW Admin View Post
    It's an argument that's hard to defeat with logic and rationality. And I think it limits the scope of subsequent attempts to remove civil rights of various kinds from various groups.
    I think this gets at the heart of why the courts often differ with legislators and with popular votes with regards to human rights issues. Justices are more likely* to be swayed by logic and rationality in arguments, while people on the streets (and the legislators who want their votes) are more likely to be swayed by more emotional arguments based on unexamined assumptions.

    It also explains why some people are so infuriated by the judicial branch.

    *Obviously, there are notable exceptions, and with legislators picking judges, and popular votes in some states being able to recall them, we can't assume we will always have rational judges.
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