Lonegan bashes ‘activist’ Supreme Court

Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Mayor Steve Lonegan slammed the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Windsor, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act.

“Today’s decision is the unfortunate result of an activist, liberal court that has little respect for the Constitution and our nation’s founding principles,” the movement conservative Republican said in a statement. “While I believe government should not be in the business of marriage, it is not the Supreme Court’s responsibility to make that decision. Laws should be made by legislatures, not by unelected judges. To do so is a usurpation of our democratic tradition at the heart of this country’s founding.”

"I don't think what he's doing tonight, the method by which he's doing it helps to build a trustful relationship."
—Gov. Chris Christie reacting to President Barack Obama's speech on immigration reform.