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08/19/2014

Video: Florida AG Pam Bondi advocates for delayed (and denied, if she had her way) justice

by Jeremy Hooper

There are multiple lower court cases, all decided in favor of equality, that are playing out in the Sunshine State's appeals process. But according to the state's Republican attorney general, Pam Bondi, the Florida courts should just sit around and twiddle their thumbs, fully removing themselves from this process until the US Supreme Court weighs in (whenever that may be).

Here's the insistent attorney general who believes her legislature has a role in putting a ban in the state constitution but her judiciary does not have a role in keeping it in check:

The truth is that she knows it's likely equality will win in the state, and she knows that the win will be a repudiation of her often cruel resistance to fairness. So even though there is no guarantee that SCOTUS will even grant cert to a marriage case, the AG is telling citizens of her state, who have actual grievances to make in actual courts of law, that they are to cool their jets and just deal with their lesser-than status while she figures out how to spin this whole mess in her favor.

It's offensive to both sides of this debate, frankly. If there is to be a national debate that plays out in our states, then it needs to play. The AG can't hit pause simply because she couldn't find a way to hit stop.

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