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Should there be legal repercussions

when an elected executive (president, governor, etc) signs a bill into law that was previously overturned by a court? For example, Mississippi's new law legalizing captive prayer in public schools?

 

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 2:47 PM on Mar. 11, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Or when Colorado and whatever other state it was legalized recreational marijuana?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • As in they lose their position in state government....HA I WISH it worked like that.....well almost. (we'd have a huge lack of politicians and nothing getting taken care of if it did as most would lose their position). Though I wouldn't be opposed to the state government getting sued and having it taken BACK to the Supreme court.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:54 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • Both the prayer and marijuana laws will probably end up in the Supreme Court eventually on the basis of federal versus state rights.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 2:55 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • Well, people aren't being forced to smoke pot,anon,but the kids are being forced to have to engage in some form or fashion,in prayer.
    To answer your question,yes,definitely
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 2:57 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • Or when Colorado and whatever other state it was legalized recreational marijuana?


    Cannabis isn't a violation of the constitution. Mandated Led Prayer in School is.
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 2:58 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • As in they lose their position in state government.

    Most exec branch roles are immune from prosecution until after they are out of office "naturally", but knowing they could be held accountable later might give a few of them a reality check.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 3:00 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • Or when Colorado and whatever other state it was legalized recreational marijuana?

    The SCOTUS has never overturned a state marijuana legalization law. They've had the opportunity and refused.
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 3:02 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • I'm thinking a public whipping is in order. That, and/or a public reading of embarrassing biographical essays written by ex-girlfriends/boyfriends, siblings, cousins, and schoolmates.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 3:11 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • The other state was Washington btw.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 5:48 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

  • well they are going to have to waste a buncha money to fight it in court, and of course they will lose per precedent. maybe the state lawyers should be hit over the head with some law books for not being smart enough to inform the Gov how this is going to fail.
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 6:18 PM on Mar. 11, 2013

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