Tag Archives: marriage cases

The looming dilemma: A long short list

Renown Supreme Court advocate Ted Olson remembers the first time he had a chance to argue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court: He didn’t take it. It was a First Amendment case about billboards in San Diego. Olson had

Former justice offers predictions

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.

Ginsburg on Roe: Is it a signal she’d curb a decision on marriage?

The LGBT community sees U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a likely vote for equal protection in the two pending major cases involving marriage for same-sex couples. But various mainstream media outlets recently jostled that confidence by noting that

Scalia: The reasonable and the absurd. Part 2: A reduction to stone-throwing

The depth of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s discomfort for things gay became apparent in 1996, ten years after he joined the court. He had voted against the interests of gays before—allowing the U.S. Olympic Committee to bar Gay Games

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

Supreme Court delays cases again

The U.S. Supreme Court indicated Tuesday that it was bumping back by 10 days the date it has scheduled for its conference on 10 cases regarding same-sex marriage.