Los Angeles Times:
A federal judge in San Francisco decided today that gays and lesbians have a constitutional right to marry, striking down Proposition 8, the voter approved ballot measure that banned same-sex unions.
U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker said Proposition 8, passed by voters in November 2008, violated the federal constitutional [...]
Crossposted from CampusProgress.org
With only 19 percent of Americans aware [PDF] that Elena Kagan is the nominee being confirmed to the Supreme Court this week, it’s not a surprise that some are questioning the usefulness of the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings.
While Newsweek calls the hearings “boring” and “unilluminating,” The New York [...]
So where do we go from here? President Obama has been portrayed as a monkey, witch doctor, various types of pimps and now The Joker. Certainly, there’s more variations on this general theme.
But I really want to know, what’s the endgame? Is this supposed to advance some principled political opposition? Or merely “to get [...]
Back in the Princeton days.
Sounds good, don’t it?
The only other sitting justices who failed to clear the symbolic 70-vote threshold are Justices Alito and Thomas. Nate Silver says it’s unclear how much the proportion of Latin@s in a senator’s state would influence the way they voted on Sotomayor.
…among the [...]
Because of technical difficulties and an unusually busy work day, this almost became Your Tuesday Random-Ass Roundup. Sorry I’m late again.
Your PostBourgie-approved weekend reading material:
First things first, Stacia, [...]
I tried my best to avoid the hearings for Judge Sonia Sotomayor. It’s honestly hard to tell what the Senators really think because they’re so busy show-boating, and the only thing you’ll learn about Sotomayor is that she, like others before her, has the innate or practiced ability to be as bland as possible [...]
I’ve been home sick for the last three days and I’ve spent much of that time with tissue stuffed up my left nostril and my browser pointed to C-Span.org, where they are live-streaming the boring, painful, and occasionally entertaining Sotomayor hearings. Between sneezing, wishing boils on Jeff Sessions, and a pox on Lindsay Graham, [...]
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