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View Diary: The Ninth Circuit's restrained decision on Proposition 8 (141 comments)

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  •  Why grant cert if you'll know you'll lose? (0+ / 0-)

    That's why those four may not vote for it.

    One should no more deplore homosexuality than left-handedness. ~Towards a Quaker View of Sex, 1964 (Proud left-handed queer here!) SSP: wmlawman

    by AUBoy2007 on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 04:42:59 PM PST

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    •  AUB - lots of reasons to grant cert (0+ / 0-)

      Those granting cert might feel that they convince a fifth to come to their side. They might also want to influence both opinions to make it harder for the next marriage equality case that comes before the Court.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Feb 07, 2012 at 06:33:54 PM PST

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