Pataki Says Supreme Court Must Be Obeyed on Gay Marriage

A president who defies the Supreme Court because he doesn’t agree with their decisions would mean “you don’t have rule of law” in U.S., Republican presidential candidate George Pataki says

  • Pataki makes comment at debate, defending his comments that he would fire Ky. county clerk Kim Davis for breaking law by refusing to issue gay marriage licenses
  • Rick Santorum says he would defy Supreme Court on that issue, back Davis
    • U.S. needs “a president who is going to fight a court that is abusive, that has superseded” its authority
    • “Judicial supremacy is not in the Constitution,” Santorum says
  • Pataki responds: “You cannot pick and choose” which laws to follow
  • NOTE: Four Republican candidates who didn’t qualify for spot in CNN’s main debate squaring off at Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

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