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What Does Court Overruling Prop 8 Say for Future of Democracy?

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WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 26: Gay rights supporter Vin Testa waves a rainbow flag outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on June 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The high court is expected to rule on the DOMA and Prop 8 gay marriage cases. Credit: Getty Images

Some critics from both sides of the aisle have warned that the recent Supreme Court decision overturning California's Prop 8 sets a bad precedent, contradicting the will of the people in the results of a state ballot initiative in favor of the opinion of unelected judges. The Washington Times reports that some worry that the decision effectively gives state officials the unchecked power to nullify ballot initiatives they dislike by refusing to enforce them or defend them in court.

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