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Liptak on Ginsburg

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On April 14, 2009

Adam Liptak had a couple of articles this weekend discussing arguments made by Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The first refers to Ginsburg’s oft-cited (at least by opponents and centrist critics of Roe) c

Yet More Backlash

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On November 11, 2008
As Jeffrey Rosen’s dialogue partner, Richard Just makes several very good points here. Two are worthy of emphasis. First, he’s right to say that “I am not convinced that the backlash against gay marriage is fueled primarily by a dislike for judicial tyranny. Rather, I think it’s fueled primarily by a dislike for … gay […]
Excellent news. The ruling is based on the equal protection clause of the state constitution. Or, at least, it’s excellent news from my non-contrarian perspective. Maybe this will be a counterproductive decision that will also lead to a Republican landslide. After all, surely Peter Beinart’s claim that the rejection of same-sex marriage rights by New […]

Prop 8 And the Status Quo

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On September 22, 2008

Opposition to the California Proposition seeking to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry and restore them to second-class citizenship continues to grow, with 55% planning to vote no and ju

Don’t Do Them Any Favors

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On August 14, 2008

Peter Beinart gets plenty of criticism for being wrong about the Iraq War, but in fairness he’s been wrong about other things too. For example, when the New York courts declined to rule that the

The Backlash Continues!

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On July 18, 2008
Hysterical predictions aside, Kevin Drum notes that the initiative to overturn the pro-gay-marriage ruling of the California Courts is trailing by nine points. I don’t want to be complacent — things can change — but it is very likely that Prop 8 will fail, and California’s same-sex marriages will be entrenched. Alas, I fear that […]

The Backlash Begins!

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On May 29, 2008

An outraged California populace has reacted to the Outrageous Judicial Activism of their unaccountable unelected state court. As you remember, the court, with only the support of other unrepresentativ

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