10 responses

  1. occono
    June 6, 2012

    Section 3 is doomed, of course, not the whole thing.

  2. Secret Advocate
    June 6, 2012

    My view on these legal questions is a crude but simple one: Can you count to 5?

    If five justices of the Supreme Court say that the law is X, it’s X. All of these lower court decisions are just part of the scenery.

    Call it brute-force legal realism.

  3. Mark F.
    June 6, 2012

    Yes, it’s not dead until five judges on SCOTUS declare it dead.

  4. KZ
    June 6, 2012

    When do Republicans in Congress panic and reintroduce the Federal Marriage Amendment again?

  5. Priya Lynn
    June 7, 2012

    S.A. said “If five justices of the Supreme Court say that the law is X, it’s X. All of these lower court decisions are just part of the scenery.”.

    I don’t know…with all these lower courts coming to the same legal conclusions about the ironically named DOMA I think it unlikely the U.S. supreme court will differ.

  6. Blake
    June 7, 2012

    Wait, who is DOMA’s sister?

  7. Donny D.
    June 7, 2012

    The lack of federal legislation banning discrimination against TBLG people in housing and employment.

  8. Mark F.
    June 8, 2012

    “When do Republicans in Congress panic and reintroduce the Federal Marriage Amendment again?”

    It’s well known this has no chance of passing.

  9. Mark F.
    June 8, 2012

    “I don’t know…with all these lower courts coming to the same legal conclusions about the ironically named DOMA I think it unlikely the U.S. supreme court will differ.”

    SCOTUS often reverses the lower courts

  10. Priya Lynn
    June 8, 2012

    I’m aware of that Mark, I just think that when several lower courts come to the same conclusion the U.S. supreme court is a lot less likely to differ as the lower court agreement suggests the legal reasoning is more apparent and sound.

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