Tag Archive: SCOTUS
Booker, Menendez, Sanders weigh in on Trump SCOTUS pick (and possible strategy to block Mueller probe)
So as you already know, it’s Brett Kavanaugh, another white male for the high court. Here are some of the responses, with Cory Booker’s coming on Rachel Maddow’s show above, a couple mighty unsettled faces. Bernie Sanders: “Kavanaugh will be a…
Who Would Jesus Discriminate Against? SCOTUS decides for the baker who wouldn’t make wedding cake for gays
This will be an unpopular position among some of you with religious affiliation, but I would cheerfully junk the special vaunted position religion holds in this country – particularly when it is allowed to be used as a cudgel to…
Just in, as reported in USA Today: New Jersey won a landmark ruling from the Supreme Court Monday that could lead many states to legalize betting on college and professional sports. The justices ruled 7-2 that a 25-year-old federal law…
Happy February, Blue Jersey fam! Have you resisted today? If not, why the hell not? Allen Is Out. Singleton on Deck? Longtime LD-7 Republican Sen. Diane Allen announced yesterday that she won’t seek reelection this year due to ongoing health…
Late last month when the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, other people accused of white collar crimes – and lawyers defending them – started thinking about potential impact on their…
The late Justice Antonin Scalia has the potential to bring us some interesting posthumous material, even if it was never intended for release by the jurist. In Scalia’s absence, public sector unions scored a big victory Tuesday when the court deadlocked 4-4 along familiar…
If you’re a regular reader of Blue Jersey and a Garden State taxpayer, you know that there are many ways you are already paying for Chris Christie’s presidential campaign. You support his army of videographers and social media specialists who…
After a 7-minute graduation speech delivered at Franklin High School by Board of Education President Ed Potosnak, fellow board member Pat Stanley is calling for his resignation. It’s hard to walk away from her letter to Potosnak, copied to all board members and now made public, without concluding she outs herself as a raging homophobe who failed to grasp any substance in Potosnak’s well-received words because she got totally tripped up by the gay.
And no, he will not be resigning.
Nor, I suspect, will he be intimidated. I imagine Ms. Stanley would be a lot more comfortable if gay people – Potosnak is out gay and getting married in a few days – stayed in the closet and allowed people like her to try and shame them into silence. And I do not expect silence at the Franklin Board meeting tomorrow night. A public meeting:
School Board meeting 7:30pm Thursday – Open to the public
Franklin Township High School – 500 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset NJ
Cafeteria (Entrance is at back of HS)
So, what did Stanley say? In her letter, she accused Potosnak of “hijacking” graduation:
“You presented very personal information regarding yourself and your intimate life which was just uncalled for in that venue.”
“(I)n my thirteen years in professional music and theatre, I have known many, many homosexual men. I still have friends who are professionals in the business. But they always behave like mature gentlemen and are truly considerate of other people.”
Wow. So some of your best friends are gay, huh. Let’s unpack this for a sec. There’s something almost antique about her language. It is an emphasis dah sex?
Tonight, we party. There’s a victory rally, anticipated for days, tonight in Maplewood:
When: TONIGHT 6:30pm
Where: Maplewood Town Hall Steps
574 Valley Street, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
Hosts: Garden State Equality & North Jersey Pride
RAIN LOCATION: Burgdorff Center, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood
From GSE’s executive director Andy Bowen:
“There are hardly words to describe how excited we are. Marriage equality is a constitutional right. We’re honored that New Jersey was a leader in the marriage equality movement, and we’re simply elated to see the rest of the country join us in celebrating love and justice.”