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re: TN judge refuses to grant divorce - refers to USSC gay marriage ruling as reason - Duke
[quote]What would it be? Assuming it's same sex?[/quote] A really really narrow ruling....
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re: TN judge refuses to grant divorce - refers to USSC gay marriage ruling as reason - Duke
[quote]The ruling as it stands, would grant incestuous marriages legal standing. Brother/brother, sister/sister.. polygamy.. etc. [/quote] Yes it certainly does. Incest would be easier to work around as the state has a compelling reason not to allow it. Polygamy though, I'm not sure there's a wor...
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re: TN judge refuses to grant divorce - refers to USSC gay marriage ruling as reason - Duke
The "overrule" was likely claiming it is interstate commerce. If it's not, the state can decide but since all manufacturing and farming is interstate commerce the commerce clause applies. I read the blurbs, so I could be wrong. I do know SCOTUS likes to play fast and loose with interstate com...
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re: States with stricter gun laws have fewer gun related deaths. - Duke
[quote]While it’s cer­tainly true that a num­ber of factors con­trib­ute to the high rates of gun vi­ol­ence in the U.S., a com­par­is­on of state laws versus rates of shoot­ing deaths does show a cor­rel­a­tion[/quote] :lol: So we learned people in rural states are better shots and/or have li...
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re: TN judge refuses to grant divorce - refers to USSC gay marriage ruling as reason - Duke
[quote]while overrule may have been an incorrect term, they have made rulings that conflicted with previous ones, essentially rendering them obsolete. [/quote] Exactly. [quote]It was a 5-4 vote. It's possible that it was an incorrect ruling that will be nullified in the future at some point. ...
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re: States with stricter gun laws have fewer gun related deaths. - Duke
I didn't read the study but find the initial reporting suspicious. How do they tease out socioeconomic factors. What defines a gun murder? The states that have lax gun control laws tend to have more poverty per capita. That's some statistical magic to seperate the gun control effect from educati...
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re: TN judge refuses to grant divorce - refers to USSC gay marriage ruling as reason - Duke
[quote]Has the USSC ever reversed itself on an opinion in later yrs? Or is one decision (one singular swing vote) always left to stand as the absolute right and truth for all time?[/quote] They don't really overturn so much as jump through ridiculous logical hoops to get around previous rulings t...
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re: TN judge refuses to grant divorce - refers to USSC gay marriage ruling as reason - Duke
They federalized the definition (and didn't say it couldn't be defined) to reflect the 14th amendment and due process ruling. They didn't claim it was undefinable. Reasonable people can disagree over the application of the equal protection and due process overriding the 10th. The two of us do. T...
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re: TN judge refuses to grant divorce - refers to USSC gay marriage ruling as reason - Duke
[quote]The supreme court said states don't have the right to define what is or isn't a marriage so how do they now have the right to dissolve something they can't define?[/quote] What? The function of marriage legally is definable and defined. You combine property, insurance, taxes, hospital v...
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re: What is missing in economic equations? - Duke
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re: SECr Tigerdroppings 2015 Draft Order. Draft is on 9/6 8pm Central. - Duke
I'll be in the middle of a 14 team draft. It's gonna be awesome. Still haven't decided on who I'm taking first, but it's down to Bell and Peterson. ...
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re: Stand up comedian Jim Jefferies on Gun Control - Duke
[quote]Perhaps using synthetic simply gives you a false sense that it's improving efficiency. [/quote] Sure...but that's way beyond the point. [quote]And I'm speaking mainly about gun control[/quote] I figured that was driving our little disconnect....
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re: Ancient Qu'ran fragment may belie traditional history of Islam - Duke
[quote]Even Catholic theology teaches a physical resurrection[/quote] Lol I'm quite aware of Catholic dogma on the subject. I'm not Catholic because I don't believe in a physical resurrection, among other things....
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re: Stand up comedian Jim Jefferies on Gun Control - Duke
Maybe Im just trying to optimize the car's operation. This is probably a good time to remind you I don't care about gun control, and thus have been speaking broader....
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re: Stand up comedian Jim Jefferies on Gun Control - Duke
Can't I fix the head gasket [b] and [/b] put some synthetic oil in the motor? That's all I'm getting at here....
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re: Stand up comedian Jim Jefferies on Gun Control - Duke
3nout. Sign up your fricking team on NFL.com. Secondly, I don't deny much of what you stated. My entire point was the first sentence of your response....
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re: Stand up comedian Jim Jefferies on Gun Control - Duke
Yeah. Let's ignore good ideas because we don't have ideal conditions here. Makes sense....
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re: Stand up comedian Jim Jefferies on Gun Control - Duke
[quote]So how does comparing to other nations who lack many of the cultural differences that America has, have an accurate basis for comparison?[/quote] Humans are humans. I hate dismissing other methods from other countries because we have a different culture. Culture may mean we'd need to ad...
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re: Stand up comedian Jim Jefferies on Gun Control - Duke
[quote]I'd never use skin pigmentation as an argument. [/quote] Yes. I know this. Also know I was simplifying my point to skin color. Can't write a thesis on my phone in Kinetics lecture....
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