The Constitutional duty to defend the law … until you decide not to

Imagine a world where abandoning your oath to defend the laws of the land, in order to forward your own beliefs, is rewarded by those who are supposed to protect the rule of law. You have now entered the “brave new world” of same-sex politics.

Of the many impacts of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions on the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 (Prop 8), a far-reaching, but little-discussed, effect will likely stem from how the Supreme Court rewarded elected and appointed government officials for abandoning their duty to defend the law.

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