Tag Archives: Charles Fried

Marriage cases preview, Part 2: The presidential punch

How strong a position did the Obama administration take in its briefs on the Supreme Court marriage cases—and can it make a difference? The following is the second in a four-part series to prepare readers for what to expect March

Scalia: The reasonable and the absurd. Part 1: A tiny call for recusal despite a widespread presumption of bias

There was a tiny outcry in December for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to recuse himself from deliberating on the two marriage-related cases before the high court this session. It erupted mostly from liberal political bloggers after Associated Press

Should the Supreme Court sync a ruling on marriage to public opinion?

U.S. Justice Antonin Scalia has already conceded that laws banning same-sex marriage are unconstitutional, according to one constitutional scholar. And the U.S. Supreme Court is "very likely" to invalidate the federal Defense of Marriage Act once it reaches the U.S.

Reserved ovation for Kagan nomination to high court

Gay legal activists are applauding President Obama’s second nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court: Solicitor General Elena Kagan. But it could hardly be described as a standing ovation.