I can't stop scouring the net looking for live updates about SCOTUS this morning.
I have butterflies in my stomach, and I think that will continue all day and tomorrow too.
WTF is going to happen?
omg. I feel sick.
as a gay dude, I can tell you about SCROTUM and what's about to happen...
I was about to say "Oh, Mary!", OP. But in your case, "Oh, Marvin!"
Unless we have a well placed Mary in the court, it is going to be months before anything meaningful comes out.
Someone was liveblogging from the line and is now in the courtroom, but will TPTB take away audience members' phones?
You 'mos will go down. Expect another Dred Scott, except this time the Supreme Court will be right.
Please F&F the homophobe jokester at R5. Trolls eat shit.
god, no kidding.
Rachel Maddow said she'd have recordings of today's arguments by airtime tonight.
OP, you'll get an update at lunchtime on the East coast from reporters inside the Court.
thank you r8.
I guess people are already suggesting that Roberts is indicating Prop 8 will be struck down....
I guess small steps is better than backward steps. It seems clear they will let the 9th circuit ruling stand, and gay marriages can resume in Cali.
I was hoping for something more sweeping, but this is good news.
Op, you realize they're not going to rule today right? Since this is a complicated set of cases, they will probably rule at the end of the session (in June) same as they did for Obamacare last year.
It looks like they may not even take up the Prop 8 case, which is good for CA gays, but bad for nationalized same-sex marriage.
yes of course i know that.
doesn't make me any less stomach-butterflies today.
plus, based on intelligent reporting, one can get a good sense of where they are headed on their decision....
Thank you, R16. It was fascinating reading the transcripts. It's interesting how the Justices' personalities come through. Scalia is a fucking homophobic asshole.
Scalia should be impeached, as should his shadow puppet, Thomas.
Heaven forbid someone should hold an opinion you don't like.
[quote]Chief Justice Roger Taney said blacks could not be citizens even if free because they were "beings of an inferior order and altogether unfit to associate with the white race" with "no right which the white man was bound to respect."
freaking out again because early tweets i saw today indicated that scotus was once again squirming about whether they should be dealing with this...
That's what happens when you have OCD, OP. Take an extra dose of your medications.
Why freak out? You were okay before when they all thought you were mentally ill or evil; so why depend on their opinion now?