If those polls are accurate, then there is no need for the Supreme Court to strike down the law.
The Court also ruled, in United States v. Windsor, to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
In the 1950s, a liberal Supreme Court broke from 70 years of precedent to strike down “separate but equal” in public education.
Article 153 of the Constitution empowers the Supreme Court to strike down unconstitutional laws.
The problem with the current court is not merely that there is a good chance it will strike down a clearly constitutional law.
"A tyrant is hard to strike down," said Fréron, in a loud voice.
If it comes to smashing in the door he will strike down several of our men.
They will be the sword with which Israel will strike down his enemies.
And thereupon, "All the same it shall not strike down this helpless creature."
But whence will the blow come which is to strike down the ancient edifice, that a new edifice may arise out of its ruins?
Old English strican "pass over lightly, stroke, smooth, rub," also "go, proceed" (past tense strac, past participle stricen), from Proto-Germanic *strik- (cf. Old Norse strykva "to stroke," Old Frisian strika, Middle Dutch streken, Dutch strijken "to smooth, stroke, rub," Old High German strihhan, German streichen), from PIE root *str(e)ig- "to stroke, rub, press" (see strigil).
Related to streak and stroke, and perhaps influenced in sense development by cognate Old Norse striuka. Sense of "to deal a blow" developed by early 14c.; meaning "to collide" is from mid-14c.; that of "to hit with a missile" is from late 14c. Meaning "to cancel or expunge" (as with the stroke of a pen) is attested from late 14c. An older sense is preserved in strike for "go toward."
"concentrated cessation of work by a body of employees," 1810, from verb meaning "refuse to work to force an employer to meet demands" (1768), from strike (v.). Perhaps from notion of striking or "downing" one's tools, or from sailors' practice of striking (lowering) a ship's sails as a symbol of refusal to go to sea (1768), which preserves the verb's original sense of "make level, smooth."
Baseball sense is first recorded 1841, originally meaning any contact with the ball; modern sense developed by 1890s, apparently from foul strike, which counted against the batter, and as hit came to be used for "contact with the ball" this word was left for "swing and a miss" that counts against the batter. Bowling sense attested from 1859. Meaning "sudden military attack" is attested from 1942.
The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane. See illustration at dip.
A concerted refusal by employees in a particular business or industry to work. Its goal is usually to force employers to meet demands respecting wages and other working conditions.
To do the sex act, esp homosexually (1970s+ Prison)