Senator Ted Cruz seems to telegraph what many think the Supreme Court might do next – namely, strike down legalized same-sex marriage… this on the heels of Roe v Wade.
The Texas lawmaker expressed his own personal disapproval of the landmark decision in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 — a decision that legalized same-sex marriage across the United States … and which some fear will soon be on the chopping block.
Look… during a recent appearance on ‘The Cloakroom’ podcast via Verdict+, Cruz says he thinks the High Court overstepped its authority at the time, ushering in a new right that is not explicitly stated in the Constitution – TC, of course, is a strict constructivist.
While he doesn’t go further to say anything other than his take on the matter – saying it was the wrong decision – the Twitter sphere is, no doubt, angry after seeing this.
The theory…the Supreme Court won’t just stop abortion – that judges could try to overturn many old privacy-related cases – including Obergefell, if not more. Of course, for this to happen…a case touching on this must be presented, of which there does not currently appear to be any on the court’s roll in the near future.
Still, the fact that a case could potentially go to SCOTUS is a very real possibility…and with this current range of justice, they might be inclined to overturn years of precedent.
Justice Clarence Thomas explicitly stated that he believed the court had a duty to go back and quash a number of cases that were in the same legal stage as Roe…and it appears Senator Cruz agrees with that .