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Senators Come to the Defense of DOMA

Yesterday, amicus briefs were filed in support of the Defense of Marriage Act in the Ninth Circuit. A week before, the excellent attorneys who have intervened in the case representing ...

A Conclusion Not Anchored in Reality

Today’s Prop 8 decision is disappointing, if not surprising. Adding to Kathryn’s excellent comment below, a couple of legal observations. The court’s legal premise is pretty novel. Judge Walker rules that ...

Defense of Marriage Act Decision

The Boston decision lacks seriousness. The judge answered a question that wasn’t being asked. He says the 14th Amendment requires that marriage be redefined, but the question was whether Massachusetts ...

The Proposition 8 Decision

The document released by the California Supreme Court is 185 pages long, comprising a 136-page majority opinion (written by Chief Justice Ronald George, who wrote the opinion redefining marriage in ...

Proposition 8 Decision Online

The decision is online here although access is a little spotty. It’s 185 pages so you may decide not to kill an afternoon over it. I’ll post an analysis ...