SCOTUS Angers DeSantis and Deranged MAGA Cult by Rejecting Anti-Drag Law

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https://www.cnn.com/2023/11/16/politics/supreme-court-rules-against-florida-anti-drag-law/index.html

The Florida law that limits drag shows in the state will remain blocked, the Supreme Court said Thursday, dealing a blow to a key initiative championed by Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Florida had asked the high court to narrow a lower courts injunction that stopped the law from being enforced statewide. The justices declined to do so.

Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have allowed the law to take effect.

In a brief statement agreeing with the courts decision, Justices Brett Kavanaugh, joined in part by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, addressed the First Amendment complexities of the case and said the case was an imperfect vehicle for deciding some of the questions at the center of the dispute.

Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody argued that the law dubbed the Protection of Children Act was designed to prevent the exposure of children to sexually explicit live performances.

The 2023 law makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly admit a child to a sexually explicit adult live performance that would be obscene for the the age of the child present.

A district court judge in Florida blocked the law in June, holding it likely violated the Constitutions free speech and due process protections and that it was unconstitutionally vague. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals declined Floridas emergency application for a stay of the district courts injunction, triggering the states ask to the Supreme Court for relief.

The high courts order Thursday means that state officials cannot enforce the law at all before the legal challenge to it is resolved. The case could reach the justices again, but it will likely be months before the lower courts finish their review of the law and any accompanying appeals.

While we are disappointed in this particular ruling, the Supreme Court did not opine on the merits of our law protecting children from sexualized adult live performances, DeSantis press secretary Jeremy Redfern said in a statement. This case is still pending appeal at the 11th Circuit, and we expect this law to be upheld on the merits.

The law was originally challenged by a popular Orlando restaurant Hamburger Marys that hosts drag brunches and claimed that the new legislation resulted in a loss of business.
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Humble_Novice posted...
Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have allowed the law to take effect.
I am dazed with shock.
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Drunk Kav and Crazy Amy siding with the woke left. Sad!
Let's all please just get along.
I'm glad someone finally told that Florida Fascist no.

Humble_Novice posted...
Conservative Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch said they would have allowed the law to take effect.

Least surprising thing ever.
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DeSantis is such a clown. Instead of doing his job and trying to work on Florida's problems, he spend his time campaigning and fighting bullshit culture wars.
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Hejiru posted...
DeSantis is such a clown. Instead of doing his job and trying to work on Florida's problems, he spend his time campaigning and fighting bullshit culture wars.

That's his personal definition of "doing his job".
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lilORANG posted...
Drunk Kav and Crazy Amy siding with the woke left. Sad!

Its weird how they turned out to not even be the craziest of the bunch.
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What reasoning, constitutionally, did Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch come up with?
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mystic_belmont posted...
What reasoning, constitutionally, did Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch come up with?

I can already hear Thomas.

"If the founding fathers had wanted protections for drag queens and for them to be treated as people then they would have put it in the Cons."
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mystic_belmont posted...
reasoning

Reasoning? There's no reasoning . Only zealous bigotry and hypocrisy.
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Kradek posted...
"If the founding fathers had wanted protections for drag queens...
Ah yes, back in the days of the Founding Fathers ... an era when no self-respecting man would have sat for a portrait unless he was wearing a long blonde wig.
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Vampire_Chicken posted...
Ah yes, back in the days of the Founding Fathers ... an era when no self-respecting man would have sat for a portrait unless he was wearing a long blonde wig.

I'm just channeling Clarence Thomas, who used that argument to say we have no right to privacy.

I obviously don't believe that bullshit.
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They will just enforce it anyway.
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Kradek posted...
That's his personal definition of "doing his job".

that's his GOP constituents definition of doing his job. They elected him in.

Things that makes his GoP constituents happy, such as winning culture wars are more important to them than things that actually improve their life in physical tangible ways.
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mystic_belmont posted...
What reasoning, constitutionally, did Thomas, Alito and Gorsuch come up with?

I'm curious about this too
Barrett and Cavanaugh being some sort of voice of reason is fucking insane to me.
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In a brief statement agreeing with the courts decision, Justices Brett Kavanaugh, joined in part by Justice Amy Coney Barrett, addressed the First Amendment complexities of the case and said the case was an imperfect vehicle for deciding some of the questions at the center of the dispute.
Sounds like they want it come back with different wording so they can use wiggle room to selectively enforce the decision. They want a way that drag shows can be banned but not "wholesome christian entertainment" that could be applied the same way.
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Shamino posted...
that's his GOP constituents definition of doing his job. They elected him in.

Things that makes his GoP constituents happy, such as winning culture wars are more important to them than things that actually improve their life in physical tangible ways.

That's also true.
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The 2023 law makes it a misdemeanor to knowingly admit a child to a sexually explicit adult live performance that would be obscene for the the age of the child present.

And of course, what they mean by "sexually explicit" is, "a guy was on stage in a dress and a wig."
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mercurydude posted...
And of course, what they mean by "sexually explicit" is, "a guy was on stage in a dress and a wig."
Yeah, that can't be overstated. They think drag is inherently adult and overtly sexual. Honestly, women should be afraid to be around any men who find makeup and women's clothes so sexually explicit.
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hockeybub89 posted...
Yeah, that can't be overstated. They think drag is inherently adult and overtly sexual. Honestly, women should be afraid to be around any men who find makeup and women's clothes so sexually explicit.

Heck, as a child I wanted long hair like girls did and still do.

Also, what the fuck is it with going up towards higher and higher courts? It seems stupid that you can appeal to a higher court if you don't like the answer and the current ruling is just tossed aside. That's kind of screwed up in the sense awful people will continue to push an issue even after multiple officials have said "no".
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mercurydude posted...
And of course, what they mean by "sexually explicit" is, "a guy was on stage in a dress and a wig."

And definitely not "busty chicks with short shorts and tank tops at the local Hooters."
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Shamino posted...
Things that makes his GoP constituents happy, such as winning culture wars are more important to them than things that actually improve their life in physical tangible ways.
An unhealthy obsession with inconsequential trivia as if it was a matter of life and death, combined with a wilful ignorance and utter disregard of shit that's actually important, is an infallible sign of a complete moron.
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mercurydude posted...
And of course, what they mean by "sexually explicit" is, "a guy was on stage in a dress and a wig."
Couldnt that bit of wording also end up being used for anyone taking their kid to Hooters since theyre not waitresses, theyre hired as actresses and technically making it a performance?
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