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July 23, 2013
10:40 // 8 months ago
July 3, 2013

Poll: Early reactions to last week’s headline-grabbing SCOTUS decisions

  • 56% of those who participated in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll said they approved of the Supreme Court’s decision DOMA ruling.
  • 51% of those polled said they approved of the Court’s Prop. 8 ruling, which cleared the way for state-recognized gay marriage to return to California.
  • 33% of respondents agreed with the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act, with a 51% majority expressing their opposition to the ruling that portions of the VRA were unconstitutional. source
15:59 // 9 months ago
June 29, 2013
20:11 // 9 months ago
I don’t think the ruling was appropriate. I think it was wrong. …[Justice Kennedy] basically said that the only reason to pass that bill was to demean people. That’s heck of a thing to say about Bill Clinton and about the Republican Congress back in the ‘90s. And it’s just another example of judicial supremacy, rather than having the government run by the people we actually vote for.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie • Decrying, in his “Ask the Governor” radio appearance earlier this week, the decision by the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Christie’s stance is peculiar (not least of all because former President Bill Clinton, who Christie defended, has wholly publicly reversed on the issue) relative to his political situation, relative to his political situation — he’s the Republican governor of a state with a historically potent Democratic Party, and touted as a potential national office-seeker. With the sharp trajectory of public opinion on same-sex marriage, these are words that could come back to haunt him. For what it’s worth, his legal opinions don’t come from a place of inexperience, as Christie served as the Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney for New Jersey from 2002 to 2008. source
19:48 // 9 months ago
June 28, 2013
13:27 // 9 months ago
June 26, 2013
18:00 // 9 months ago
washingtonpoststyle:

Plaintiff Edith Windsor after SCOTUS strikes down DOMA.
Image via Getty

EDIT: As imwithkanye points out, this image is not from this morning, but from March 27.

washingtonpoststyle:

Plaintiff Edith Windsor after SCOTUS strikes down DOMA.

Image via Getty

EDIT: As imwithkanye points out, this image is not from this morning, but from March 27.

(via perzadook)

10:45 // 9 months ago
evanfleischer:

Well played, Google.

Clever.

evanfleischer:

Well played, Google.

Clever.

10:43 // 9 months ago
This case is about power in several respects. It is about the power of our people to govern themselves, and the power of this Court to pronounce the law. Today’s opinion aggrandizes the latter, with the predictable consequence of diminishing the former. We have no power to decide this case. And even if we did, we have no power under the Constitution to invalidate this democratically adopted legislation.
Antonin Scalia, in his DOMA dissent.
10:20 // 9 months ago
DOMA singles out a class of persons deemed by a State entitled to recognition and protection to enhance their own liberty.
The majority opinion in the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act. SCOTUS has decided DOMA is unconstitutional. Read more at NPR’s The Two-Way. (via npr)

This seems like a pretty historic one right here.
10:14 // 9 months ago