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What Will Kennedy Do?–Same-sex Marriage Prediction Part Two

The Supreme Court should issue its ruling in the same-sex marriage cases this week, and as I explained in my previous post, eight of the nine Supreme Court Justices will likely split 4-4 along ideological lines in Perry and Windsor. … Continue reading

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Will the Supreme Court Support Same-Sex Marriage?

It’s that time of year again! As frequent readers of this blog know, June is the month of heavy-hitting Supreme Court cases. The Court’s term ends at the end of June, and the Court rarely carries cases over from one … Continue reading

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Oral Argument Transcript in DOMA Case Released

Today’s oral argument transcript from United States v. Windsor, the case considering the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, can be found here. My readers’ guide to the same sex marriage cases is here. SCOTUSblog’s instant analysis of the oral … Continue reading

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Same Sex Marriage Oral Argument Transcript

The Supreme Court has released the transcript of the oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the case to decide the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8. The transcript can be found here. For a readers’ guide, click here. For a quick analysis … Continue reading

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Guide to the Oral Argument Transcripts in the Same Sex Marriage Cases

Today and tomorrow, the Supreme Court hear oral arguments in the same sex marriage cases. I will post links to the transcripts when they become available (each afternoon). The transcripts of major cases like these are well worth reading, but … Continue reading

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Why Proposition 8 Violates the Due Process Clause

Supporters of same sex marriage have now filed their briefs in the Proposition 8 case. Their primary brief can be found here. Once again, I read it, so you don’t have to. My summary follows. The focus of the argument … Continue reading

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Slowly But Surely Same Sex Marriage Headed to Supreme Court

Two years ago, I predicted that the legal controversy in California over Proposition 8 (which banned gay marriage in the state) would eventually make its way to the Supreme Court, which would lead the Court to hold that there is … Continue reading

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Same Sex Marriage in California

On Monday, the Ninth Circuit issued a decision holding that California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage, was unconstitutional based on the Equal Protection Clause of the United States Constitution. The case, Perry v. Brown, will probably go before the … Continue reading

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Rick Santorum and Gay Marriage

Rick Santorum, fresh off his impressive performance in Iowa (narrowly losing to front-runner Mitt Romney) is receiving some negative headlines for some remarks he made about same-sex marriage: “Rick Santorum jeered after comparing gay marriage to polygamy,” “Santorum is Booed … Continue reading

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