Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring has said he is “firmly convinced” that Virginia’s ban on same-sex couples’ marriages is unconstitutional. Nonetheless, he told the Supreme Court this week that “the controversial question” about the constitutionality of such bans “remains fraught with uncertainty.”
Absent further action, same-sex couples will be able to marry in Virginia starting next week.
Closely divided rulings striking down the Defense of Marriage Act’s recognition ban and ending California’s Proposition 8 marriage amendment nonetheless signal a sea change. “Within five years, we will bring marriage equality to all 50 states in the U.S.,” HRC head says.
There is a lot happening. The cases and the stakes in 11 easy pieces.
The course taught by the Supreme Court’s Chief Justice is for only one credit and meets six times with a take home exam. “The Supreme Court In Historical Perspective” examines “how the role and operation of the Supreme Court have changed since the nation’s founding, with particular emphasis on the role of the Chief Justice.”
What a way to spend Independence Day.
Roberts, appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Chief by George W. Bush, was the deciding voter in the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold ObamaCare. Among many liberals, Roberts immediately became the new face of heroism. Conservatives may see him as a traitor. Thankfully, the internet did us the favor of visualizing Roberts’ new place in the universe:
“It feels more like he’s being incredibly naïve.”
You’ve probably already seen a few of these on your Facetweet feeds and Tumblrist boards.
Coulter predicted conservative outrage at Roberts a full seven years ago.
The Chief Justice has a whole new set of friends: the left.
The Supreme Court ruled that the anti-gay demonstrations of the Westboro Baptist Church, including picketing military funerals, were protected by the First Amendment. Here are some other folks exercising their First Amendment rights by paying homage to Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps. These are the handful circulating around the internet that aren’t X-rated.
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His majority opinions will have you in stitches.
If you’ve been looking for Internet sensation Debra, she’s been hanging out backstage at MTV, talking sh*t about Kim Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari. Meanwhile, outside MTV’s Times Square studio, the dummy dum dums were in fine form, lending their opinion on Kim Kardashian’s fashion faux pas. IMPORTANT!
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Chief Justice John Roberts totally flubbed Obama’s Presidential Oath of Office when he misplaced the word “faithfully.” In doing so, he consequentially gave conservative bloggers something to write about for the next three months. That’s why you always bring notes, John. Straight up bush league.
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