Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Kaplan & Windsor For “The People’s Brief”

Clip description: The Human Rights Campaign has launched an unprecedented “People’s Brief” to the U.S. Supreme Court. Roberta Kaplan, the leading civil rights litigator who won a landmark Supreme Court ruling in United States v. Windsor striking down Section 3 of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act in 2013, is the author and lead counsel on the brief. The historic …

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Linda Harvey Has the Pre-SCOTUS Sadz

“The unthinkable may be near at hand: homosexuality as a ‘civil right.’ It’s a complete lie, but the signs point to the U.S. Supreme Court granting constitutional-rights status to same-sex ‘marriage,’ and if that happens, homosexual behavior is likely then to become a civil right under U.S. law. The unthinkable may be near at hand: homosexuality as a ‘civil right.’ …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg To MSNBC: I’ll Only Step Down When It Feels Like I’m Slipping

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Things are finally settling down in Alabama. We’ll take a look at just how messy it got last week, and what happens now. Plus, Justice Ginsburg makes some pretty candid predictions for the Supreme Court’s upcoming marriage decision.”

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Roy Moore: I’ll Defy SCOTUS

Via Reuters: Roy Moore, the conservative chief justice of Alabama’s Supreme Court, said Sunday that if the U.S. Supreme Court decides that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry, he would defy the ruling because it would alter God’s “organic law.” Under Justice Moore’s urging, many Alabama counties defied both a federal judge’s ruling throwing out the state’s gay …

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NOM: Congress Must Investigate Ruth Bader Ginsburg If She Refuses To Recuse

We knew that Brian Brown wouldn’t limit his outrage to this morning’s two-line sound bite in World Net Daily. Just posted to NOM’s website: The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) today issued a demand that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recuse herself from hearing the pending same-sex marriage cases because of comments she gave in a media interview …

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Antonin Scalia: Don’t Paint Me As Anti-Gay

“The issue of gay rights, on abortion, on many of the issues in which Ruth’s opinions and mine differ does not pertain to the substance. It doesn’t pertain to whether gay people ought to have those rights or whether there ought to be a constitutional right or a right to an abortion. That isn’t the issue. The issue is who …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: I Wasn’t 100% Sober At The State Of The Union Address

Via Talking Points Memo: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s rabid Internet following is sure to go nuts over the admission that she dozed off at the President’s State of the Union address after drinking a fine wine. Ginsburg was asked about her SOTU catnap Thursday at George Washington University, where she and her colleague Justice Antonin Scalia were interviewed …

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Brian Brown: Ginsburg Must Recuse

From World Net Daily: The calls for Ruth Bader Ginsburg to drop out of the same-sex marriage case looming before the U.S. Supreme Court are surging after she gave Bloomberg News an interview in which she lobbied for the practice. The 81-year-old, far-left justice revealed her preferences when she said it “would not take a large adjustment” for Americans “should …

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Christian Blogger: I Love My Gay Moms But They Don’t Deserve To Be Married

Two weeks ago Christian blogger Katy Faust earned praise across Teabagistan for her open letter to Justice Anthony Kennedy in which she declared her opposition to same-sex marriage despite loving her lesbian mother and her mom’s partner. That letter followed her January collaboration with Robert Oscar Lopez in a SCOTUS brief which was widely reported upon by multiple anti-gay sites. …

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Haters Have The Notorious RBG Sadz

The National Review is ever so upset about today’s Bloomberg interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg:  “Unbelievable. How can Ginsburg possibly think that it’s proper judicial conduct for her to speak out on this issue while the marriage case is pending before the Court? If she had any sense of her duty to maintain both the appearance and the reality of …

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Battles Judge Roy Moore In Blistering 25-Minute Interview

Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore was interviewed this morning by CNN’s Chris Cuomo, who attacked Moore relentlessly over his position on same-sex marriage. While some of the interview devolved into back-and-forth bickering, Cuomo landed blow after blow, at one point telling Moore that he was merely spewing “word salad.” For his part, Moore repeatedly demanded that Cuomo say …

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SCOTUS Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans Are Ready For Gay Marriage

Via Bloomberg: Americans are prepared to accept a U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said, pointing to what she described as a sweeping change in attitudes toward gays. In an interview Wednesday in the court’s oak-paneled east conference room, Ginsburg also said President Barack Obama’s health-care law, which is under attack in a case before …

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Obama Welcomes Coming SCOTUS Ruling To End “Patchwork” Marriage Laws

Via Buzzfeed: President Obama Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s signals that marriage equality is on the verge of becoming the law of the land, adding that he expected local Alabama officials resisting the shift to be swept aside by federal courts. The Supreme Court Monday morning refused to put on hold a federal court ruling striking down Alabama’s ban on …

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HRC & DOMA Attorney Roberta Kaplan Launch “People’s Brief” To SCOTUS

Chris Geidner reports at Buzzfeed: Two of the biggest figures in the battle for marriage equality are joining forces to give the Supreme Court their take on the marriage cases before the justices. The Human Rights Campaign, headed since 2012 by Chad Griffin, is joining with Robbie Kaplan, who represented Edie Windsor in her challenge to DOMA, to submit an …

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Alabama AG Luther Strange Has The Sadz

“I regret the Supreme Court’s decision not to stay the federal district court’s ruling until the high court finally settles the issue this summer. In the absence of a stay, there will likely be more confusion in the coming months leading up to the Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling on the legality of same-sex marriage. With the lifting of the 14-day …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court DENIES Stay Extension On Alabama Marriages

Justice Clarence Thomas has the sadz: Today’s decision represents yet another example of this Court’s increasingly cavalier attitude toward the States. Over the past few months, the Court has repeatedly denied stays of lower court judgments enjoining the enforcement of state laws on questionable constitutional grounds. It has similarly declined to grant certiorari to review such judgments without any regard …

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Matt Baume: Marriage News Watch

Clip recap: “Marriage starts today in Alabama, and the usual suspects are still trying to figure out some way to stop it. Nebraska accidentally passed a bill that will recognize gay and lesbian couples, but only when they’re carrying a concealed firearm. And we’re on a fast track for rulings in several southern states.”

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SCOTUSblog: No Alabama News Tonight

UPDATE: And no word this weekend either. The U.S. Supreme Court is not expected to rule through the weekend on a request by Alabama lawyers to block gay marriage, the court’s deputy clerk told attorneys late Friday afternoon. That would clear the way for U.S. District Judge Callie V.S. “Ginny” Granade’s ruling striking down the state’s same-sex marriage ban to …

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ALABAMA: Evil Mother Demands Immediate Ruling On Recognition Suit Before Marriage Goes Into Effect

In a motion made by the Foundation For Moral Law, horrible evil nasty Alabama mother Pat Fancher is demanding that a federal court immediately rule on her bid to prevent her former son-in-law from being awarded wrongful death suit funds via the recognition of their Massachusetts marriage. Beginning Monday, her son’s widower could potentially seek an amendment of his late …

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