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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