Friday Lightning Round: Supreme Court and gay marriage
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
- Duration 5:40
- Date Dec 7, 2012
Panel sums up this week's hot topics
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Every -- viewers vote for your choice on line and our Friday lightning round -- this week.
Charles Krauthammer is pick one with 74% of the votes we'll get to that just a second -- first of all.
The latest on the Supreme Court and gay marriage in -- in the -- -- will be shaking up a couple of cases.
It's spring session to one about proposition eight California defense of marriage act how do you think the Supreme Court.
Will rule here if you give you bet and and if they uphold the lower court rulings does that.
-- look at what some say it is the reason that gay marriage hasn't provoked a civil war the way abortion did.
Is that it hasn't been imposed by the Supreme Court or -- thank you major court.
What it's done is we've been going state by state.
And mostly by voters in a couple cases by by court court state courts have chosen by voters and it hasn't provoked it I think if this court does.
Impose gay marriage throughout the country.
That it will be a very explosive political issue.
-- -- well I think the Supreme Court signals.
And it's granted certiorari today that -- aware of that danger because he -- the court.
Yes it added to questions that the parties themselves have not added to the case.
Asking whether they even the federal courts even should have jurisdiction over this whether the parties.
Were appropriately before the court etc.
And that shows to me that they're they're looking for a way to finance.
So -- they don't come down where the other unless they absolutely can't avoid it.
And precisely because these are people who spent their whole lives dealing with the fallout of Roe vs.
-- they've seen what it's onto the court -- -- -- on the country.
And furthermore they can see the political movement is accelerating among the people on their men on in need for.
Of course Charles and erratically justice Ginsburg.
When we still -- liberals and record in his speech he gave before she went on the court talk about Roe vs.
Wade as stopping the natural evolution.
And sort of political acceptance of what was the -- changing on abortion.
And that -- -- those -- I think the one lesson is allow the process to develop through referenda.
Through popular vote if there's -- change in the culture it'll happen.
Do not impose a rule on the country from about.
Because if they.
If they imposed on the country same sex marriage.
The -- is exactly the kind of reaction on abortion.
People feel they don't have a voice and they showed in the democracy are you won this week's viewers' choice 74% of the vote goes to you what's the question a landslide Olazabal yeah.
All right the question is in three months -- -- RS be.
President of Syria.
In exile in Iran or Russia or dead and correct answer is dead.
And the reason is the Russians are trying to think and out of work out a way to get him out.
For asylum and he might be Seeking Asylum he's losing a lot of territory.
Military assets and there's a sort of almost and then there -- the rebels are near Damascus.
But I think what's gonna happen his own people Leo likes them them of the -- he knows in command.
When likely kill him -- the family if they try to escape so I think the odds are you.
We did OK is it is it they did -- it be living in Russia or on our -- still president of Syria I have to agree with Charles and say dead.
This is a man who declared war on his own country and has made it clear that he's gonna go down with his country's killed 41000.
Civilians 20% of the population.
Is basically refugees.
Others -- to use of chemical weapons against his own population.
And I think the key for the United States is.
Do we get and fast enough that we helped shape the outcome of what ever comes after -- side.
Because al-Qaeda is in there and you don't want them to get a foothold even more than -- -- How do you think he'll turn put it should have been a DC because -- looking for home and Ecuador and some brand Venezuelan Cuban these places in Latin America can take -- he could be exact so I didn't that pedantic point aside a mantra right.
He's too hot to handle I don't think any of them want to.
Harbor him but I'm gonna go with still president of Syria in ninety days I think come.
Or maybe a little exaggeration about just how far along these rebels have gotten there are very divided among themselves.
And I don't think you know they're not gonna move on him even if they're in a position to do it until they're organized politically.
On their side to see.
Who gets to pick up the pieces so he -- still a little more time we think we've got -- one minute left so we really have to make this one a lightning round what's going on Michigan with the right to work legislation.
Looks like the -- -- -- -- full legislature what -- on Tuesday the governor says that he will sign it.
-- -- do you think it'll change things in the state of Michigan which is so the fifth and he's -- in state in the country -- it's showing you what's happening in the -- You've already had this happen in Wisconsin you've already happen in Indiana.
The weakening of the grip of the unions.
We saw in the -- wanted to collapsed at the auto companies in the south transplants.
Did well because they -- -- saddled with.
Union wages but also union -- crews which are insane.
So I think you're going to be a loosening of a group abused in the rest of the as a way to stay competitive.
And it's astonishing that this is all happening in the heart of union land historically I will just add to Charles -- this is the lightning round that Ohio is it neck.
The next possibility.
It's harder go there that would have to be done by -- -- ballot initiative.
Weakening the unions but there's an effort under way to budget Angeles.
Well I agree with everything they said and the key here really is eliminating the dues -- -- on the public sector unions in Michigan.
Because that's where the Democratic Party it's smog which the senate voted for cancer Rebecca -- thank you all that's it for the battles.