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DOMA Goes Down

June 26, 2013

A key provision which denied certain federal benefits to gay couples in the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act was struck down in a 5-4 vote by the Supreme Court today.  The libs and conservatives voted predictably with Anthony O’Connor Kennedy being the swing vote. Writing for the majority, Justice Kennedy expressed that DOMA: “…imposes a disability [...]

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SCOTUS to Hear Arguments on Gay Marriage

March 26, 2013

Today the Supreme Court will hear the first of two cases dealing with gay marriage — the first being about California’s Proposition 8, the second about the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Prop 8 simply states: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is recognized in California.“  It passed with [...]

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Mixed Arizona Law Ruling

June 25, 2012

The Supreme Court had a number of rulings today, none getting more attention than their striking down of most of Arizona’s immigration law in a 5-3 decision, with Justice Kagan recusing herself.  The controversial part about asking those already stopped for committing a crime for their immigration status remained in tact… until the 9th Circuit [...]

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