Thursday, November 30, 2006
A New Jersey Legislator With an Understanding of Separation of Powers?
"The court does not have the authority, as I read the Constitution, to order
the legislature to pass a bill. They can do a lot of things, but they are not
- New Jersey State Senator Gerald Cardinale (R)
This statement was made in regards to a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that mandated the state legislature to pass some sort of recognition of same-sex unions. Senator Cardinale made his remarks after introducing a constitutional amendment that would define marriage in New Jersey as between one man and one woman.