- Shameful 5-4 ruling overturning portions of the Voting Rights Act. Why, yes, majority, we still do need those sections. I would be happy to see pre-approval for every damn jurisdiction, considering the effects on minority turnout of voter ID laws and so on.
- DOMA overturned (U.S. v. Windsor), 5-4, with Kennedy in the majority, on equal protection grounds. The breakdown is as I expected, but I am pleasantly surprised about the grounds for the ruling. I am sure Scalia's dissent is amusing.
- CA Proposition 8 proponents did not have standing to appeal Vaughn Walker's decision overturning Prop. 8. This is also 5-4, but the breakdown is something weird: Roberts, Scalia, Ginsburg, Breyer, and Kagan in the majority, Kennedy, Sotomayor, Alito, and Thomas in the minority. Buh? Must read.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
You Win Some, You Lose Some 2
Especially at the Supreme Court: