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452 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Prop 8 and DOMA: what ... · 0 replies · +1 points

On this Good Morning, Str8Grandmother, I'd like to thank you for all that you've given to both this site and to this cause. It's been an honor and hopefully we'll all be dancing in June!

455 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Highlights of Prop 8 A... · 1 reply · +8 points

Yes, counting the days. How ready am i?! Thanks to you folks for keeping us so informed, lo, these many years.

460 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Ethics and Public Poli... · 1 reply · +14 points

Boy, throw it at the wall and see if it sticks.

467 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - DOMA, Prop 8 and stand... · 0 replies · +2 points

If he's so morally outraged by homosexuality, I would say to him: "Just don't do it." If he thinks he's sitting on some high throne and asking me not to do it, I'd say to him: "Step down."

467 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - DOMA, Prop 8 and stand... · 0 replies · +3 points

Title III Standing isn't just about this case. We saw at the Appellate Court a contorted effort by the panel to justify their ruling on this case (that is, going to the California Supreme Court for their opinion which really has no weight in Federal Court). Title III was established to limit the number of cases before the Court and to keep anyone from joining simply to delay justice (and I think we have a really good example in this case of weak arguments from individuals who have no business joining the case simply to keep it tied up before the court, their endless motions and delays evidence of that). So SCOTUS has more at stake that simply our arguments on Same Sex Marriage; I feel the intervenors have behaved scandalously throughout the whole trial with trivial points (or no points) siimply because they have a moral problem with our cause. They've mocked the whole process throughout.

467 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - DOMA, Prop 8 and stand... · 0 replies · +2 points

Thanks, Bob and Steve. I wondered if this somehow reflected (at least) some members of The Court.

467 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - DOMA, Prop 8 and stand... · 3 replies · +3 points

[Apologies if this question has been covered elsewhere] In the case of the Executive Branch deciding that a case is unconstitutional, is there precedent? It seems to me that SCOTUS wasn't snubbed, but only "forced" to consider the ruling. We had both a District Federal Court and a Federal Court's ruling that the matter was unconsitutional which Holder then sided with. Why does SCOTUS consider this an issue, since they may (hopefully not) eventually order the enforcement of DOMA and Prop 8? Nothing has been taken from SCOTUS' authority any more than the lower courts' decisions which SCOTUS can and does have the power to overrule.

469 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Report: Supreme Court ... · 0 replies · +6 points

" Nobody has any insider scoops and yet I am drawn to P8TT to read about 'No News'"

Well, StrGrandmother, if nothing else, I'm always happy when I seee you here.

469 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Report: Supreme Court ... · 0 replies · +4 points

Here! Here!

469 weeks ago @ Equality on Trial - Report: Supreme Court ... · 0 replies · +10 points

Well, if the delay is because of Justice Scalia's dissent of denail of cert, I can wait.