Tag Archives: SCOTUS

Tea Party Leader: Pray That GOD Confuses SCOTUS Or We’ll Go To Jail

“Now I am fully aware that the Left monitors our calls and I have no doubt that I likely will be the subject of derision for saying something like this, but I’m praying at best God will confuse the minds of our Supreme Court that they’ll simply, as Bob alluded, punt on the issue of standing and give you and …

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Archdiocese Of San Francisco Responds To Flap About Anti-Gay Facebook Avatar

During last month’s Supreme Court hearings on Prop 8 and DOMA, the Archdiocese of San Francisco changed their Facebook avatar to a division symbol with a scriptural reference beneath.   The avatar was later deleted along with hundreds of furious comments.  Yesterday the Archdiocese finally responded to media inquiries about the incident. Via San Francisco’s KQED: Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone has been …

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ADF Has The SCOTUS Sadz

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Brian Brown On Meet The Press

Hate group leader Brian Brown appeared on Meet The Press yesterday to predict victory at the Supreme Court. Because North Carolina. Also on the panel was Rob Reiner, Peggy Noonan, and Al Sharpton.

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Rush Limbaugh: We’ve Lost On Marriage

We’re sure his sofa is thrilled!

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Liberty Counsel Attacks BLAG

Liberty Counsel head Mat Staver is ever so pissed at the GOP legal team that defended DOMA before the Supreme Court. The merits of the traditional marriage argument are strong in both cases, according to Staver, but he was not at all impressed by the oral presentation in defense of Proposition 8 by attorney Charles Cooper. “Cooper did a terrible …

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Homosexuality = Contraception = Mutual Masturbation = The DOMA Sadz

“Is Homosexual activity disordered? You better believe it. But so is contraceptive heterosexual activity since it is no longer ordered per se to procreation. In fact, it is rightly argued that contraceptive sex is really just mutual masturbation, it is not true or ordered human sexual activity at all. It is disordered, for it is not ordered to its proper …

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Maggie Gallagher On SCOTUS

The interview took place on Wednesday.

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A Simplified SCOTUS Transcript

A lot more fun to read than the official version.

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Kate Kendell: DOMA Is Doomed

“I agree with most of the commentary so far: it looks like DOMA is doomed. Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan, and Sotomayor made plain their view that the federal government’s refusal to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples simply because they are same-sex couples is not justified by any legitimate rationale. Justice Kennedy, the fifth and deciding vote, also expressed the …

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Skim-Milk Becomes Equality Meme

Rachel Maddow predicted this last night.

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Quote Of The Day – Charles Blow

“Witnessing a historic moment is such an odd and exhilarating thing. It is hard to register the full scope of it because you are chest deep in it.That is how I feel about the gay-marriage arguments made before the Supreme Court on Tuesday and Wednesday.However the court rules on California’s Proposition 8 and the federal government’s Defense of Marriage Act, …

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Obama On SCOTUS: No Predictions

Yesterday President Obama spoke with the nation’s two largest Spanish-language networks regarding this week’s marriage cases before the Supreme Court.  Speaking to Univision: “I never predict what the court will do. But I used to teach constitutional law, and there is certainly a strong basis for determining that in this age, given what we now know, given the changes that …

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MSNBC On New TIME Covers

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RI Bishop Calls For Marriage Delay

“In light of the historic deliberations of the U.S. Supreme Court on same-sex marriage, it would be appropriate for the General Assembly of Rhode Island to defer any action on this critical issue for the time being. Any legislative action that is taken now could very well be rendered completely null and void by the decision of the Supreme Court …

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LGBT Museum Wants SCOTUS Signs

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David Mixner On DOMA Hearing

Clip description: Gay rights activist David Mixner, transgender activist Laverne Cox and Huffington Post Gay Voices Editor Noah Michelson join “Say Anything!” guest host Judy Gold to consider how attitudes toward marriage equality are shifting. The Supreme Court heard arguments relating to the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday. Worth your time.

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Rachel Maddow On “Skim-Milk Marriage”

Great recap of yesterday.

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DOMA Transcript & Audio Released

The transcript of today’s oral arguments on DOMA has been posted. I’ll add the audio recording to this post shortly. UPDATE: Here’s the full audio.

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Headline Of The Day

From the New York Times: A majority of the justices on Wednesday questioned the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996, as the Supreme Court took up the volatile issue of same-sex marriage for a second day. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, widely considered the swing vote on the divided court, joined the four liberals in posing skeptical questions …

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