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  •  It is hard to say. A big part of it will swing (13+ / 0-)

    on what the 9th Circuit does. If they whole heartedly support the verdict that makes it a lot harder for SCOTUS to over turn. That is part of why it is so cool that he made gay citizens a minority that deserves recognition and protection.

    The SC does not rule on findings of fact, they have to (well are supposed to) use the record from the trial and appeal and their interpretation of the law to decide.

    The record so far pretty much demolishes any argument that the forces of intolerance can muster. They are left with the argument that the will of the people should not be overturned. That is a crappy argument that has consistently lost in the last 100 years. There is a lot of other case law that would be overturned if the SC overturned this one. For one it could become legal to ban interracial marriage again. I don't see them doing that but you never can be sure.

    Getting Democrats together and keeping them that way is like herding cats that are high on meth, through L.A., during an earthquake, in the rain -6.25, -6.10

    by Something the Dog Said on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 06:40:59 AM PDT

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