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  • Alabama Attorney Files $6 Million Lawsuit Against Five SCOTUS Justices For Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

    An anti-gay family law attorney is suing each of the five Supreme Court justices personally for ruling that same-sex couples have the right to marry.

    Family law attorney Austin Burdick, has filed a $6 million federal lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama against each of the five Supreme court justices for ruling in favor of same-sex marriage. Justices Anthony M. Kennedy, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kegan are named personally in the suit.

    Burdick, a Republican who unsuccessfully ran for office in 2012 and whose name appears in an online listing of Mormon attorneys, is charging the five justices with violations of the 5th and 14th Amendments, and violations of their oaths of office. He claims in the lawsuit that he has suffered "damages and harm," and "seeks recovery of damages exceeding $6,000,000.00."

    Burdick's lawsuit claims the ruling in Obergefell nullifies the Constitution, thus depriving him of a lifetime of income he would have received from practicing law, which he apparently can no longer do since the justices have "destroyed" the Constitution, upon which his license to practice law is based.

    He also claims the ruling "rewrites the 14th Amendment," "goes beyond a manipulation, twist, strain, or unique perspective on the text and crosses over in to an abandonment of the Constitution." He calls it "government intrusion" and "dishonest." 

    "It is a tyrannical usurpation of authority to rewrite the Constitution," Burdick charges.

     

    Hat tip: AL.com

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    • commented 2016-02-29 05:13:15 -0500
      NEIL (continued, but skipping the unbelievable sexual elitism of the drivel between, and ending up….)

      HERE:

      YOU: (thumping full-on Bible now for the so-called BIG FINISH (rolled eyes) reading Romans 1:16-32. No one can disagree with the passage because it is being fulfilled before our very eyes (for example: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”, “vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened”, “uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts”, “God gave them up unto vile affections”….and verses 28-31 describes most of our politicians perfectly). Amen!

      ANS, Professing to be wise, but unable to support your belief without shredding a Bible verse/Civil Law first, described the RIGHT WING world wide: you don’t like a law because it’s fairer to everyone, instead of just certain “preferred” people. LIKE ISIS. LIKE AL QAEDA. like the KKK and American Far right now embracing Trump. Tehcnically everything they supposedly loathe as “good xtians”.

      We see ultra "religious: conservative across Africa and the Middle East, all savage to women and Gays and sooooooo “RELIGIOUS”.

      There is indeed a Test Of Faith and God and Love going on here. It’s is JUST as eveident that it isn’t innocent gay children failing said Test.

      Today’s Antigay sexual elites, just might be…

      Doesn’t take a Biblical scholar to see Neil’s stale deceptions here, touted as God’s, Just as Satan would love seeing it.

      There was ONE “Original SIn”,

      NOT TWO.

    • commented 2016-02-29 04:57:30 -0500
      NEIL AITCHISON

      Sometimes the truth hurts even more for those wielding the veils of deception, “In the Name of God”, yet…

      (rolled eyes)

      Let’s review"

      YOU: Exposing the “unSafe Schools” program in Australia and exposing the same sex agenda world-wide is a good thing.

      ANS: Isaiah 5:20
      Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

      You’re coming blasphemies certainly start off with a godless bang.

      YOU: For some people to try to undermine the family unit and create the illusion of “moral relativism” (which destroys society) is creating discussion and critical thinking. The more, the better. Is our biological sex determined by nature or nurture?….it’s obviously the former. Is our gender different to our sex?….nope!….it’s only the subjective, post-modernist person of the “progressive” gay mindset who thinks that redefining words can somehow change reality. Since when is “progress” always a good thing anyhow…

      ANS: In over 50+ marriage ban cases in the US, the people who claim such “destruction” were called under oath to explain this “destruction” only to expose the evil spirit behind the Antigay “Christian” (<-lol) agenda. The Conservative “christians” of today, claims some alleged need to use Gay human misery as some sort of sacrament to a God who never asks for such barbaric and unloving temperament. Good luck with God defending that as a “moral” high ground. You are calling this bigotry “god-like”? Only a satan could love that.

      YOU: It’s all just tricky word-smithing and targeting the naive young children of our society (without parental approval) because they are easy pickings. Make-believe “medical” reports just facilitate the illusion. It’s all about choice: we all can choose to be the way we are created (the natural biological reality) or choose to be something different (fluid “whatever-you-feel-like” gender sexuality ) that is contrary to nature – the latter leads to an unhealthy, destructive, mixed up lifestyle.

      ANS: The closet cast is the danger you are looking at here, NOT out and unterrorized Gay people. The closet case will lie, cheat, steal, and even kill to keep their secrets from…PHARISEES LIKE YOU who are eager to torture gays into God’s good graces at every turn.

      YOU: So blaming opponents of the “progressive” fluid sexuality won’t stop the confusion, anxiety, depression (suicide?) of GLBTIQ people…..it’s their chosen lifestyle that causes it.

      ANS: see above, you PHONY.

      YOU: All the health warnings associated with their lifestyle are ignored thereby creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of hurt, destruction…..and possibly death. The current same sex push affects the way we ALL act and talk – ALL society suffers as a result.

      ANS: In the 1980’s Reagan and the radical right decided AIDS was God’s revenge or something similarly barbaric and primitive, and as a result, they refused to study the disease, encouraged having gay people with AIDS to be driven from hospitals, and when they got a hospitals, YOUR KIND refused to let the dying even speak to their loved ones. GODLESSNESS now being called out. The more antigay speak out, the more we see where the purest evil keeps hiding.

      NO ONE IS FOOLED BY YOUR POMP.

    • commented 2016-02-28 21:44:37 -0500
      Sometimes the truth hurts. Exposing the “unSafe Schools” program in Australia and exposing the same sex agenda world-wide is a good thing. For some people to try to undermine the family unit and create the illusion of “moral relativism” (which destroys society) is creating discussion and critical thinking. The more, the better. Is our biological sex determined by nature or nurture?….it’s obviously the former. Is our gender different to our sex?….nope!….it’s only  the subjective, post-modernist person of the “progressive” gay mindset who thinks that redefining words can somehow change reality. Since when is “progress” always a good thing anyhow? It’s all just tricky word-smithing and targeting the naive young children of our society (without parental approval) because they are easy pickings. Make-believe “medical” reports just facilitate the illusion. It’s all about choice: we all can choose to be the way we are created (the natural biological reality) or choose to be something different (fluid “whatever-you-feel-like” gender sexuality ) that is contrary to nature – the latter leads to an unhealthy, destructive, mixed up lifestyle. So blaming opponents of the “progressive” fluid sexuality won’t stop the confusion, anxiety, depression (suicide?) of GLBTIQ people…..it’s their chosen lifestyle that causes it. All the health warnings associated with their lifestyle are ignored thereby creating a self-fulfilling prophecy of hurt, destruction…..and possibly death. The current same sex push affects the way we ALL act and talk – ALL society suffers as a result. Trying to redefine words to get the “abnormal” to suddenly become “normal” (and “immorality” to suddenly become “morality”) doesn’t work and it is a form of delusion to even try it. Morality by any other name  is still morality. The whole social experiment of trying to engineer morality using political stunts, herd mentality and shove-it-in-our-face programs (like “unSafe Schools”), doesn’t change morality. Our children can now be warned of these manipulative  maneuverings  by hedonistic humanists/atheists so  that the next generation won’t be so easily fooled as the last.

      It is inevitable now that schools will be polarised into “gay schools” and “non-gay schools” as the “gay schools” shout homophobia at anyone who does not want to be a homosexual (it will be a witch-hunt on all the time to “catch-out” the heterosexual and spew abuse at them just like Bill Shorten did to Cory Bernardi – no one wants to be on the run from the homo hit squad all day long) and the “non-gay schools” who are sick in the gut of having rampant hedonistic humanism/atheism shoved down our throats and so they want to live in peace by teaching their children the 3Rs and decency. The creators of the “Safe School” program obviously didn’t think through how their initiative will cause polarised “gay schools” and “non-gay schools” that will now eventuate – that is the path that we are now heading down. For schools/universities to support such a destructive program like “unSafe Schools”, it drags down their reputations and has me, for one, warning people not to send their children to such institutions – parents will vote with their feet (and their wallets) by not sending children to skewed schools/universities that are only into political activism and not into educating people.

      What a disgraceful joke!

      ….and there are gay-only groups that teach people how to have gay relationships, gay sex, etc….so much for homosexuality being “normal/natural” if you have to be taught it….and it is discrimination to make the group a gay-only group (oh….that’s right…..discrimination and abuse only works one way, the heterosexuals have to cop it).

      The Labor Leader, Mr Shorten, prompted and provoked a response from Senator Bernardi – Mr Shorten said “That would be the chap” first thereby prompting and provoking a response from Senator Bernardi. Many media articles fail to mention this but rather pretend that Mr Shorten was bullied for no reason and he used the Safe Schools program to deal with the “bully Bernardi”. No one should prompt or provoke hostility whether in the parliament or the play ground. If people think that what Mr Shorten did is acceptable and that the Safe Schools program encourages LGBTIQ (did I miss a letter?) children to similarly go around prompting and provoking hostility in schools and then crying “victim” when they get criticized, then the Safe Schools project is indeed as dangerous as Senator Bernardi says. The more that we are finding out about this “unSafe Schools” program, the more dangerous it becomes. Mis-reporting by people is causing a growing resentment and disgust against same sex marriage and if the media thinks that the Australian public are too stupid to see through skewed reporting, they are wrong. The same sex marriage lobby group keeps doing this sort of thing over-and-over again and it shows how devious and dishonest they are. The media should not be adopting the same devious and dishonest tactics in their reporting.

      The “unSafe Schools” program tells kids that gender is fluid and sexuality is not definable. It tells kids that Gender is how you feel. The program encourages kids to classify themselves while simultaneously denigrating such classification. It is a view of human sexuality and gender which is entirely constructed and removed from reality. It teaches kids that their personal feelings are paramount and that they should expect EVERYONE to affirm them. It makes kids who choose to be LGBTIQ hypersensitive and on the lookout for anything that might remotely be classified as bullying. The entire foundation of the programme is constructed on conjecture and dodgy use of statistics.

      Also, there is no homophobia…..just a different opinion. People who disagree with same sex relationships simply disagree, nothing more. Calling it homophobia is a cop out for not having a legitimate reason to have a same sex relationship and so to silence your critics, you use emotive name calling. The whole name calling stunt has worn out and people are not put off by being called homophobia, hate speecher or bigot because name calling is an acknowledgement that you have lost the argument. If equality is what the same sex marriage advocates want, then equality for all types of marriage would be allowed. To limit their marriage re-definition to only include “two consenting adults” is being unequal to the people wanting other forms of marriage – so it is quite a big lie to claim that SSM is “marriage equality”. If you want to save money on a “wasteful” plebiscite, then simply leave the Marriage Act as it is – no cost involved then!…..but the same sex lobby pushing for a change are creating the cost.

      In Australia, the same sex lobby have used the Anti-discrimination Act to try and silence the Roman Catholic Church in Tasmania…..so already this bully tactic has been used. The Australian Christian Lobby are addressing this existing misuse of the Anti-discrimination Act and simply saying that such bully tactics should not be used by anyone (either the “yes” side or the “no” side) to silence people and stop free speech. The way that the media has made out the ACL are wanting favouritism or somehow circumventing the Anti-discrimination Act is further evidence of how devious and deceitful the SSM advocates are. The obvious outcome is that it will backfire and more and more people will be chased over to the “no’ side – that’s what happens when you lie too much for too long. 

      There is no hatred, bigotry or discrimination to uphold the millennia-old understanding that marriage is solely between a man and a woman. At worst, it is just a difference of opinion, and at best, it is upholding history for a reason – opposite sex marriages are the only way that civilizations can thrive and be prosperous (you can have children to start with and then to structure ethics, honesty and decency). The family unit is vital to how society functions and when it is distorted or changed, so does society. Already, heterosexual children are told not to use the terms “boy, girl, him, her, mummy, daddy, etc” because these terms are gender specific and oppose the same-sex/transgender identification – so heterosexual people (from a very young age onwards) are impacted in thousands of ways by the same sex marriage re-definition. Plus all heterosexual marriages change from being recognised as “married to a member of the opposite sex for life” to “someone I am temporarily having sex with” which, for me, would be insulting if I was in anyway assumed to be married just for sex or to another man. So every time I say the words “I’m married”, my marriage is being damaged by the re-definition of marriage. My feelings are as valid as any homosexual’s feeling and should be equally considered seriously in the whole same sex marriage debate. Failure to do so shows that the same sex marriage issue is not about love and equality, but solely a political stunt to legalize rampant hedonism and a blatant attack on Christianity. If you want honesty, then there it is. 

      The Rome Empire that had rampant hedonism  and debauchery in the 1st-3rd centuries were not Christian (they killed Christians for sport in the “circuses” where lions would eat Christians) and the Emperor Constantine turned to Christianity as a way out of the horrors going on in the Roman society. So there is a perfect example of how we must also avoid the same horrors of rampant hedonism and debauchery by following the Christian teachings. In other words, we can be “saved from ourselves”. The ACL and Senator Cory Bernardi are highlighting the unfair and dishonest name-calling and dirty political tactics used by the same sex lobby group to silence their critics and shove their agenda down our throats. This will be highlighted a thousand times as the same sex lobby group continue with their dishonest bully tactics and prove the ACL to be true over-and-over-and-over again. 

      I am loving to homosexuals (the people), but I hate actions that are deceptive, hurtful to people and unnatural (including homosexuality). There is a difference…..plus I am talking about the “same sex lobby group” and not individual homosexuals. I have met many homosexuals who don’t want same sex marriage laws because they don’t want the association with marriage – it is the same sex lobby group that spews out lies and name calling…..and the “unSafe Schools” propaganda. If you think it is Leviticus that I am following, then try reading Romans 1:16-32. No one can disagree with the passage because it is being fulfilled before our very eyes (for example: “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools”, “vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened”, “uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts”, “God gave them up unto vile affections”….and verses 28-31 describes most of our politicians perfectly).  Amen!

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    • commented 2016-02-26 19:31:14 -0500
      Lol!! Alright then. Good luck with that. I take this with a just a laugh and swing of the hair because it’s so ridiculous and ignorant. Alabama. Nuff said.

    • commented 2016-02-26 13:40:57 -0500
      This is ridiculous, how can the Judges be sued for doing their job? The ones that need to be sued is the do nothing congress for 7 years.

    • commented 2016-02-26 11:29:21 -0500
      Well seems as if the Morman populace should also be up in arms over ssm yet he’s the only one that seems to be affected bu the nearly sweeping ruling whereas ssm was being voted in state by state Scotus’ opinion verbatium is not valid in his eyes due to " loss of business revenue " means that he was one of those on the forefront of the anti ssm movement and that in it’s self tells me he’s
      bigoted and judge mental against an entire populace of " WE the people " as well !

    • commented 2016-02-26 09:24:20 -0500
      It is true that the five sc judges violated their oaths and lied about the US Constitution. Very true. They should all be impeached. But bringing a lawsuit against the group that will eventually rule on your lawsuit is not going to go very far in the courts.

    • commented 2016-02-26 03:00:39 -0500
      Born and raised there I left just as soon as I could at 17 and have never looked back. Alabama is so retarded they should sell admission tickets at the state line just to go see how totally f*cked up they are.


    • commented 2016-02-25 18:51:16 -0500
      What a waste of everyones time.

    • commented 2016-02-25 18:06:32 -0500
      WOW, such amazing opportunities to work from home on this clearly unmoderated forum! I hope the guy who has filed this frivolous lawsuit is reading this thread… he will need a new means of putting food on the table once he loses his law practice over this frivolous lawsuit!

    • commented 2016-02-25 17:19:41 -0500
      There is nothing like a " pious fool" and a Mormon one at that… He should be disbarred for filing frivolous law suits… This "is nothing but a bigot defending bigotry and hatred

    • commented 2016-02-25 16:13:21 -0500
      He will either lose his case or the case will be will not
      be heard in the first place. His claims are preposterous.

    • commented 2016-02-25 15:13:04 -0500
      So wait, his argument is that because of Obergefelle, The Constitutions’ been nullified, and there are no more laws anymore?… Did this guy get his license to be a lawyer in a cereal box or something? A five-year old could see how stupid this is!

    • commented 2016-02-25 14:47:06 -0500
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    • commented 2016-02-25 14:22:05 -0500
      Perhaps Steven Herring should send this fabulous work at home opportunity to this poor man who has lost his entire career in which it would he appear that he had not been well trained in to begin with.

    • commented 2016-02-25 13:48:39 -0500
      Looks like this foolish old man is using the court system to throw a big cry baby tantrum. This is a perfect example of an intentional misuse of the court system……

    • commented 2016-02-25 13:36:40 -0500
      How did this clown graduate let alone pass the bar?

    • commented 2016-02-25 13:22:48 -0500
      I think he’s suing the wrong people. He needs to sue his law school, since they obviously forgot to teach Judicial Immunity. Even if every single thing he claims were true, the judges themselves could not be held liable because the acts were committed in the course of their judicial duties.

    • commented 2016-02-25 11:31:58 -0500
      Fantastic work-from-home opportunity for anyone… Start working for three to eight hr a day and get from $5000-$12000 each month… Regular weekly payments… You Try Must…..
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    • commented 2016-02-25 11:15:26 -0500
      Even if this claim had any merit in law (it does not), I would immediately dismiss this suit due to the fact that the plaintiff cannot make even an arguable claim for damages: somebody this stupid and incompetent in the law has no expectation of earning a lifetime of legal fees.

    • commented 2016-02-25 10:42:05 -0500
      “It is a tyrannical usurpation of authority to rewrite the Constitution,” Burdick charges.
      Isn’t that what RepugnantCONS are trying to do on a daily basis??
      It is ASTOUNDING, they didn’t sue over Citizens United, or any OTHER decision which DID cause serious consequences for the future of America… but people loving each other is ABSOLUTELY DESTROYING The Constitution and America!
      It is probably a GOOD thing that he is “unable to practice law” anymore!!

    • commented 2016-02-25 08:57:50 -0500
      This fraud is bringing a LAW suit. complaining out of the other side of its butthole how he/it “can’t practice law” anymore.

      Let that part of the fail sink in first. Then let’s get to the laughter, ridicule and possible countersuit involved.

      I’ll wait.

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