Disabling democracy

John Yoo co-writes for The Wall Street Journal, From the City Journal, July 11, 2013

The media reaction to the Supreme Court’s two rulings on gay marriage last week focused largely on just one of them: the verdict striking down the federal Defense of Marriage Act. Relatively little attention was paid to the other, a decision on California’s Proposition 8. But that decision could have greater consequences—not only in the Golden State, where it hobbles direct democracy, but in every other state that uses popular initiatives to overrule the governing class.