I know I'm supposed to be upset by this ("Lawyers vow Kim Davis will violate court order").
I'm too busy laughing.
All the plaintiffs in the suit who wanted marriage licenses have them. Hetero couples in Rowan County can now get marriage licenses. Nothing Kim Davis or her lawyers did bore any fruit. The ACLU, who represented the plaintiffs, is satisfied. The deputy clerks are under court order and observation and must report in every two weeks, or face criminal contempt themselves (i.e., jail time). Kim Davis may try to block the issuance of any more licenses, but she'll just go back to jail, and licenses will continue to issue. Pretty soon even the people of Rowan County will grow tired of this dog-and-pony show.
She failed, she lost, she was rebuked, she left no mark on the system, she created no legal precedent, she solidified the holding in Obergefell and limited the holding in Hobby Lobby (which is the legal precedent she is relying on for all her statements about her "sincere religious beliefs"). The opposition to her position won everything except her extermination and removal from the face of the earth, or from public office in Rowan County.
And since the former is just childshly insane, and the latter was never really an option, why aren't we dancing in the streets? Better yet, why don't we just turn out the lights and close the door on our way out.
This party is over.*
In the adult world, this is what "winning" feels like. It's nothing like the movies or TeeVee, and there are people on the intertoobs still outraged that the judge "caved."
Leave them to their ignorance. There's no hope for them anyway. Adults move on.
*And if this doesn't make you laugh, what will?
Cruz did not appear at the press conference with Huckabee, Staver and Davis. But it wasn't for his lack of trying. The New York Times reported that when Cruz "exited the jail a throng of journalists beckoned him toward their microphones, but an aide to Mr. Huckabee blocked the path of Mr. Cruz, who appeared incredulous."BTW, Cruz is polling 4% in Iowa, 5% in New Hampshire; Huckabee is 3% and 4%. Anybody really think there's a "Kim Davis bounce"?