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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.

by Anonymousreply 2004/01/2013

Snap

by Anonymousreply 103/27/2013

She was right. They really did need a wise Latina.

by Anonymousreply 203/27/2013

How many votes would they have for a protected class decision?

by Anonymousreply 303/27/2013

A very simple, straight-forward, logical question...

...gets no real answer.

by Anonymousreply 403/27/2013

Nice.

by Anonymousreply 503/27/2013

I wonder how many of the others actually listened though...

by Anonymousreply 603/28/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 703/28/2013

[quote]They really did need a wise Latina.

and OH SO SPICY!!

by Anonymousreply 803/28/2013

[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.

by Anonymousreply 903/28/2013

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?

by Anonymousreply 1003/28/2013

Holy fuck.

Guess we know why somebody made Supreme Court Justice!

by Anonymousreply 1203/28/2013

Are Sotomayor & Kagan lesbians?

by Anonymousreply 1303/28/2013

r13 Kagan was rumored to be lesbian. However she must be single if she is. I don't know about Sotomayor.

by Anonymousreply 1403/28/2013

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?"

by Anonymousreply 1503/28/2013

Justice Sotomayor is a divorcee.

by Anonymousreply 1603/28/2013

Worth spreading around

by Anonymousreply 1704/01/2013

r16 "The Gay Divorcee."

by Anonymousreply 1804/01/2013

Yeah Sotomayor is gay. Kind of obv, no?

by Anonymousreply 1904/01/2013

I never thought about it, no.

by Anonymousreply 2004/01/2013
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