Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WAAH -- Separation of Powers is Hard!

Leave it to that whiny gang of idiots our respected state legislators in Tally to totally miss the point:
Echoing the theme of a lawsuit filed last week in federal court by two Pensacola Republican Party officials, several lawmakers used their opening day speeches to accuse the court of violating the legislature’s First Amendment rights by requiring it to justify its map-drawing decisions in an open and transparent way.
“We are under direction by a court that continues, over and over again, to exceed their constitutional authority,” said Rep. Richard Corcoran, R-Trinity, after the House adjourned. “When one branch goes deep into other areas, the people lose. We have to make sure that doesn’t happen.”
State Sen. Tom Lee, R-Brandon, accused the court of inhibiting free speech when it ordered that all map-making decisions be made in the open. Lee said that violated his right to speak freely with colleagues, the House and even constituents about the maps.
Who are they?” Lee asked of the court. “This has gotten out of hand. To me this is just a big overreach by the court.”
 Oh this is going to go well.

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Godwhacker said...

Also, if you follow the current Republican narrative through to its logical conclusion, Mexicans are here to rape your wife who must now carry the rape baby to term. AKA, the future!

Anonymous said...

It wasn't the Florida Supreme Court that told these idiots to stop with the gerrymandering, it was the Florida voters in the form of a constitutional amendment. Democracy sucks when you're a totalitarian good ol' boy network.

Anonymous said...

They also realize there is a little thing called the Florida Sunshine Law (Chp. 119), obviously passed by the Legislature and signed by a governor?