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A Reversal of Course—in the Right Direction



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At Ricochet, legal commentator Adam Freedman, who notes that he “used to buy the federalism argument” against DOMA, now recognizes that it is wrong. As he puts it, “the more I studied it—and searched the scholars’ brief for pearls of wisdom—the less persuaded I became.” I’m also grateful for his acknowledgment of the role of my work in changing his mind.

Many people feel locked in to positions that they initially adopt. It’s a credit to Freedman’s genuine openmindedness (as well as to his sound judgment) that he has changed his position.



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