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  •  Very nice writeup (4+ / 0-)

    I still hope that Kennedy (and maybe Roberts) want to be REMEMBERED.   Overturning Prop8 and DOMA would do that, in spades.

    And at some point, one has to pray the justices really, in their hearts, want to do the Right Thing.  As you say, there in no harm (though several would argue that lack of harm isn't required for a law to be constitutional).

    Minority rights should never be subject to majority vote.

    by lostboyjim on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 05:55:16 AM PDT

    •  My bet? (0+ / 0-)

      I think the court will vote in favor of gay marraige.  In particular, I think both Olsen (arguing in favor of gay rights) and Roberts will take the postion that gay rights are constitutionally protected to preserve their place in history.

      Olsen would otherwise be remembered for winning Bush v Gore, and giving us 8 years of Bush.  By arguing the pro-gay case now, he hopes to salvage his legacy.  Likewise, Roberts voted for Obamacare to preserve his legacy, and is likely to want to be on the right side of history on this issue as well.

      Cynical view? yes.  but likely true.

      After all, they are all lawyers.  Why would we expect any one of them to actually care about ethics, morality or stuff like that?

      As my father used to say,"We have the best government money can buy."

      by BPARTR on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 08:35:50 AM PDT

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