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  •  I have so little faith in the current Supremes (0+ / 0-)

    that I believe they would do almost anything if they thought they could get away with it.  I never in my life expected something like Citizen's United to ever happen...

    The national trend of overwhelming and fast growing support for gay marriage is (imo) the only reason they would possibly vote on the correct side on the issue - Scalia Thomas and Alito will of course vote against, but Roberts and Kennedy are both swing votes on the issue.  I think Roberts wants to keep his "legacy" such that it is intact, so I suspect he will vote for gay rights, but will try to water it down sufficiently so he doesn't get crucified by the teabagger crowd and their owners.

    The Supreme Court usually (at least til recently) tries to take a limited stance on most issues, ruling based on the cases before them and what happened during them...fortunately there's a lot of material in these cases, so they'll look bad if they cherry pick and limit the effect and scope of their ruling.

    Republican threats amount to destroying the present if we don't allow them to destroy the future too. -MinistryOfTruth, 1/1/2013

    by sleipner on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 02:01:46 PM PST

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