2 Replies to “Why Marriage?”

  1. Helen, it is always possible to overrule the Supreme Court by amending the Constitution. It’s the Court’s job to interpret it, but if it changes its a whole new ballgame. That’s exactly what happened with the income tax. In 1913 the 16th amendment was passed, overruling an 1895 Supreme Court decision.

  2. that was 18 years later! obviously there’s no time limit, but the passage of time itself could make an argument that things had changed, or thinking about the matter had. rewriting a supreme court ruling five months after it ruled seems a little presumptuous.

    or is that common too?

    (there’s a reason i pointed out this isn’t my field, by any stretch)

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