Archive for: Akhil Amar

Marriage Amendment: In California, your state constitutional rights are in the hands of your neighbors

There has been much dis­cus­sion about the Cal­i­for­nia bal­lot ini­tia­tive that would ban same-sex mar­riages from a moral / social / reli­gious per­spec­tive, but not much about the con­cept of over­turn­ing court deci­sions by major­ity vote.  Vikram David Amar at Find­law writes in a post enti­tled, “The Cal­i­for­nia Supreme Court’s Gay Mar­riage Opin­ion: The Peo­ple of Cal­i­for­nia Have the Power to Undo It […]