Thursday, March 5, 2009

California Marriage Case

Apparently it's marriage week here at Decisionism.

Dale Carpenter has a couple of very illuminating posts up at Professor Volokh's place on the effort to overturn California's Proposition 8. Here's more of a straight news story on today's oral argument. Andrew Sullivan rounds things up here.

Two unsurprising things we learn:

1. Ken Starr thinks that California's protection of free speech could be overturned by a majority vote. Now remember that Judge Starr had the fate of the most powerful man in the world in his mitts for the better part of a year. How awesome is that?*

2. Jerry Brown is a buffoon, a well-intentioned buffoon.

*And by "awesome", I mean "completely horrifying".

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