June 2006 – Judging Marriage: An Experiment in Morals and Conduct

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Judge Maura D. Corrigan sets forth a principled understanding of natural marriage and explains the negative consequences upon children when natural marriage is devalued.  She is careful to clarify that judges in the United States are restricted in their authority, that is, they are to interpret and apply the law, not make laws.  Nevertheless, she recognizes that a person’s faith will impact their morals, which in turn will help to inform their understanding of the law.

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