Cert Petitions Granted in Prop 8 Case and DOMA Case

Per SCOTUSblog, the word is that the Supreme Court has granted review (as it should have) both in the Prop 8 case and in one of the DOMA cases. (It will surely hold the other DOMA cases pending resolution of the DOMA case it has granted.)

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Fire the FBI Chief

American government is supposed to look and sound like George Washington. What it actually looks and sounds like is Henry Hill from Goodfellas: bad suit, hand out, intoning the eternal mantra: “F*** you, pay me.” American government mostly works by interposition, standing between us, the free people at ... Read More
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Black Panther’s Circle of Hype

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