Saturday, May 17, 2008

Research on Harvey's SB6 by Sore Toes. Is the bill UNCONSTITUTIONAL because it WAS aimed at a specific group?

I tried to struggle through the complexities of HB3006/SB6, Harvey Hilderbran's vote pandering keyhole peeking law. Sore toes does the hard work and it's worth a look.

"To support this bill, the following witnesses came forward and testified in front of the Juvenile Justice & Family Issues Committee on April 13, 2005 (list)
-Sam Brower, Private Investigator
-Jon Krakauer (Not identified, but google shows as Author of Under the Banner of Heaven)
-Randy Mankin, (Not identified, but google shows as Publisher of the Eldorado Success newspaper, and city administrator of Eldorado, Texas) . . .
-The Honorable Mark L. Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General, State of Utah

There were no witnesses presenting against the bill."

Sam Brower is a private detective who investigates the sect
. With Flora Jessop. Utah AT Mark Shurtleff apparently CANNOT be trusted regarding his stated intent to not behave like Texas did. Another excerpt;

"There is no actual evidence that this group is doing any of the things accused by local residents. Texas should not endorse laws aimed at one specific group lawfully practicing its religious beliefs."

But they did. Could it be the whole law is unconstitutional on that basis? All you have to do is look at Harvey's website. Among other things the bill in its original form, it was to;

"-to deny a spouse the right to refuse to testify in a bigamy case (removes the right of spousal privilege), and further define bigamy.."

Sore Toes and a Bleeding Heart: Studying the Change of Texas Law

Sphere: Related Content

No comments: