A Supreme Court Justice Takes Down An Anti-Gay Marriage Argument In 1 Minute
During a Supreme Court hearing to determine whether Proposition 8 (marriage shall only be between one man and one woman) was constitutional, a number of anti-gay marriage arguments got spectacularly demolished. Check out this quote from Justice Sotomayor and listen to the exchange at the link below.
She was right. They really did need a wise Latina.
The Voice of the Night
How many votes would they have for a protected class decision?
A very simple, straight-forward, logical question...
...gets no real answer.
I wonder how many of the others actually listened though...
r6 you posted the question I have about any process in this country these days, legal or otherwise. it seems all parties involved have their minds made up on any matter.
What I'd give to see someone actually act as if a debate mattered to them and changed their mind on anything.
And without the superficial need of appealing to a potential voter block.
[quote]They really did need a wise Latina.
and OH SO SPICY!!
[quote]I wonder how many of the others actually listened though...
[quote]you posted the question I have about any process in this country these days, legal or otherwise. it seems all parties involved have their minds made up on any matter.
I think the justices do try to listen and show a level of engagement that suggests intellectual curiosity, at least. The one exception? Clarence Thomas who is famous for not asking any questions. I've always read that it's because he already has his mind made up. There's a certain arrogance in not even trying to play along, which the other colleagues try to do, even if someone like Scalia likes to do it on order to show dominance.
A fun and interesting read about the court and some current judges is Jeffrey Toobin's "The Nine." It's obvious that his primary sources within the court were Sandra Day O'Connor and her clerks.
Listens is one thing but do they actually [italic]consider[/italic] any of the arguments?
Can you serious see Scalia considering an argument that challenges his own narrow pov?
She was only chosen because she was a minority and the party needed to look like they cared. Otherwise she has absolutely no qualifications to be sitting on the SC.
Guess we know why somebody made Supreme Court Justice!
Are Sotomayor & Kagan lesbians?
r13 Kagan was rumored to be lesbian. However she must be single if she is. I don't know about Sotomayor.
After reading R14's post, I experienced a painfully long Emily Litella moment: "What does being a lesbian have to do with being a singer?"