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Who is that activist judge?

Timothy Kincaid

December 20th, 2013

“I am very disappointed an activist federal judge is attempting to override the will of the people of Utah,” said GOP Utah Governor Gary Herbert.

But who is that judge and how did he get there? And why, oh why, didn’t any good conservatives try and make sure he never got to power.

Oh. It turns out that Robert Shelby was appointed by President Obama after being nominated by Senator Orrin Hatch (R – Utah) and supported by Senator Mike Lee (R – Utah). I guess that makes them radical militant left-wing GOP Senators.

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Joseph Singer
December 21st, 2013 | LINK

They’re only “activist” judges when the decision isn’t the one you like.

Hunter
December 22nd, 2013 | LINK

Wow, Herbert must have worked overtime on that one — he managed to work in not only “activist judge” but “the will of the people” as well.

Do you suppose Brian Brown wrote it?

Chris Sansom
December 23rd, 2013 | LINK

I think Judge Shelby was quite eloquent. “It is true that the people of Utah voted to pass Amendment 3. It is also true that the 14th Amendment of the Constitution was ratified by the states and is now part of the federal law that governs this entire country, including state constitutions.”

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