Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SCOTUS fever

The most amusing thing about every time SCOTUS gets to oral arguments is, everybody is either an expert on the case law or has discovered their inner mindreader and is certain they know what the Justice's questions really mean.

Me, I stopped trying to divine the future years ago. We won't know for a few more months how it all shakes out. What is most interesting about this particular round is how many politicians have been inspired to come out in favor of equal marriage rights. Clearly they're opportunists for the most part, but I welcome them all. Even if they're "coming out" for the wrong reasons, every voice raised in support helps move the public mood towards tolerance. That can only be a good thing.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

You may not need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows, but the Republican Religious Right does. Marriage is just another one of those restricted places that have fallen one by one. The wind of change and our manifest destiny is obvious.

An article in this week's New Yorker discussed this and gave the only two reasons a court could argue for the status quo: We always have done it this way and bigotry. It's pretty hard to think either argument could prevail.

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Blogger Libby Spencer said...

A lot of people encouraged by the arguments today, which actually makes me a little nervous about it. The predictions are almost always wrong.

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