Former justice offers predictions

When it comes to predicting how the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on a case, it’s hard to find a better guess than one from a former justice.

Former Justice John Paul Stevens, 93, who retired from the high court three years ago after 35 years of service, recently offered his prediction for what the court will do on the two landmark marriage equality cases pending before it.

He said he thinks the court will dismiss the Yes on 8 appeal of the Proposition 8 case out of California on procedural issues, and find the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional.

Stevens, a resident of Arlington, Virginia, was speaking to a local citizens’ public education group May 8, about his life and career. A small local paper, the Falls Church News-Press, reported the remarks.

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