Ted Cruz Loses It Over SCOTUS Ruling: ‘Judicial Activism At Its Worst’

Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tx.) speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Thursday, June 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) ripped into the Supreme Court for refusing to review the seven same-sex marriage cases before it on Monday, calling the move “judicial activism at its worst.”

“The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible,” Cruz said in a statement. “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution. The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing.”

“This is judicial activism at its worst,” he added, accusing the justices of “imposing their policy preferences to subvert the considered judgments of democratically elected legislatures.”

Cruz argued that no language in the Constitution, nor the 14th Amendment, gives the court the authority to redefine marriage. He further vowed to introduce a constitutional amendment to bar both government and the courts from overturning state marriage laws.

The Texas senator’s diatribe differed from the subdued reaction of other prominent Republicans, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R). Walker conceded that “it’s over in Wisconsin,” as the Supreme Court’s ruling meant that gay couples could marry without delay in the state.

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  1. If it infuriates this idiot, it can only be good for the country.

  2. Activism? The Court didn’t do anything-activism requires action.

  3. “This is judicial activism at its worst,” he added,…

    Umm…wouldn’t that be judicial “in-activism”?

  4. “The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible,” Cruz said in a statement. “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution.”

    Me thinks the Cruzster doesn’t understand how the Supreme Court works. In effect, by refusing to hear the cases, the Supreme Court implicitly is saying that the legal reasoning behind the other courts ruling is sound. They did not feel the need to pile on.

    He should be happy really. Based on their pass, it shows that gay marriage would survive a court case in front of the Supremes. If they took it, gay marriage would be legal in all 50 states this time next year. As it is, he has a whole extra year to continue to enjoy discriminating against gay people. After that, well…, clearly his heterosexual marriage is over.

    Anxiously looking forward to the rabble rousing Cruz will be doing during the Republican primaries. Especially on this issue, because the base is firmly behind him. Sometimes I wonder if Cruz is a Democratic plant.

  5. Avatar for bkmn bkmn says:

    Ted Cruz the scholar somehow doesn’t understand the concept of constitutionality. That alone makes him unfit to hold office.

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