Bench Memos

A Reversal of Course—in the Right Direction

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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