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The Oklahoma Supreme Court have stricken down the state's new "personhood" ballot initiative that was supposed to be voted on in November as unconstitutional.

In fact, the Oklahoma State Constitution says: "It is not acceptable to propose amendments that are ‘repugnant to the Constitution of the United States.’"

The Oklahoma justices were unanimous in their opinion.

This bodes very ill for all other "personhood" ballot initiatives and laws once they are challenged in court--and they will be. Even if they manage to pass on the state level (and judges really hate to be overturned on appeal), their chances of succeeding on the federal level, where it's all about the Constitution, are very bad.

Back to doin mah Snoopy Dance!

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beccastareyes
May. 1st, 2012 05:07 pm (UTC)
Seven men and two women, actually, judging from names alone.
dewline
May. 28th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC)
At minimum. Someone had to have resisted this bill becoming law for it to get that far in the courts.

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