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Obama admin to argue in opposition to Prop 8

Timothy Kincaid

March 15th, 2013

Washington Blade:

In court orders on Friday, justices announced the U.S. Solicitor General will be allowed speaking time for oral arguments in the case, which are scheduled for March 26.

“The motion of the Solicitor General for leave to participate in oral argument as amicus curiae and for divided argument is granted,” the orders states.



March 15th, 2013 | LINK

Considering what a crappy lawyer our S.G. is, this is no favor…

March 16th, 2013 | LINK

The administration will not be testifying, it will be arguing during oral argument. There’s a huge difference between what those terms mean.

Mark F.
March 16th, 2013 | LINK

Justices rarely change their votes because of oral arguments. It’s mainly a formality.

Priya Lynn
March 16th, 2013 | LINK

If they do change their votes because of oral arguments on rare occaisions then its more than a formality.

Timothy Kincaid
March 17th, 2013 | LINK

Thank you, Rob. Fixed.

[headline previously read: “Obama admin to testify in opposition to Prop 8”]

March 18th, 2013 | LINK


Do you know if anyone will be live blogging this trial? I would be interested in following it and was wondering if anyone was going to follow it like the Prop 8 case in California.

Timothy Kincaid
March 18th, 2013 | LINK


I don’t know yet. If I hear anything, I’ll definitely pass it on. I think SCOTUSblog is the most likely.

However, Supreme Court hearings tend to be only a few hours, entirely, and Prop 8 went on for weeks. So we’ll all hear what questions were asked and the various judges’ demeanor pretty quickly.

March 18th, 2013 | LINK


True, but there are so many briefs and others addressing the court that I thought it might take longer than the ordinary cases they hear (Yeah, I know Supreme Court cases are hardly ORDINARY-lol).

I follow much of this same stuff on Joe My God, so if I see it first I’ll let you know as well. Would be interesting to follow it as it unfolds, even if in only a few hours.

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