Jon Stewart looks at thedecision of Roy Moore, Alabama’s Chief Justice, to defy a Supreme Court ruling
and order people not to issue same-sex marriage licences.
This highlights one of the the fundamental flaws in the US justice system - where judges are appointed because of their political beliefs. Roy Moore is a Republican (he ran for governor as one) who has refused to follow federal rulings in the past. He was appointed Chief Justice in Alabama to do things exactly like this. As someone with a law degree, I cannot understand how it is acceptable to have judicial appointments that are openly political - like Scalia and Thomas in the Supreme Court. Such appointments undermine the very meaning of the word justice because rulings are never impartial or fair - they’re political.