Yeah, 25 days to file a motion for "rehearing": http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/supct/rule_44
Which the Court virtually never grants.
I dissent. I refer the court to the title of the thread, "DOMA" (PotVsKtl ~52358, 2012). My reading was that JustSteve's question/comment was in regards to Windsor, not Perry and as such the reading given by the esteemed Mr. Noir is not germane. Kennedy, et. al ruled that Section 3 of DOMA was unconstitutional due to the Due Process clause of the Fifth Amendment. Roberts, Scalia and Alito all filed dissenting opinions, Roberts saying the Court has no standing to decide the issue, Scalia argued that the Court cannot override Congress, Alito argues that since the Constitution doesn't specifically guarantee the right to same-sex marriage then there is no right. Thomas agreed with Scalia and most of Alito's opinions.
So, it was not closer because reasons.
[note that I have no idea what I'm talking about and haven't read any of the full opinions]
I agree with MM not knowing exactly what was decided but then the best lawyers in the US aren't sure. Speaking of cases: Is anyone watching the live Trayvon Martin trial. It's pretty interesting for peeps like me that like that kind of stuff... cr****
Glad you brought this up. While I agree it's strange, it doesn't seem that unexpected given what transpired in the oral arguments. Multiple justices questioned whether the case should even be heard - Sotomayor included, I believe. Undoubtedly, a day to celebrate, but the Prop 8 ruling does raise a lot of questions. I do wonder how this ruling will impact future voter initiatives. Does it effectively weaken the voter proposition process? Does it impact other states' voter initiative/proposition systems? While any reasonably evolved person will cheer the all but certain outcome of today's decision, it does make one think about future impact.
With these two narrow rulings it looks like the battle for full nation-wide equality goes back to the states.
Well, WeHo should be fun tonight!
Lolz, the judge just said "You cannot object to your own ?" hahahahah ... cr****
OK so not even close to the same but: One day, you turkeys in other states will be MJ legal .. cr****
*suppressed* though i still agree with the pic
I'm sure pointing that out to you is both fruitless and bootless, but the power of Christ compels me.
If 51% of the voters always won, I would hate to think of the state the US would be in (as messed up as it is anyway). cr****
Well gay marriage is allowed immediately now. Both of the spear heading couples are officially hitched and they even aired one of them on MSNBC. Gay marriage, just as boring to watch as Heterosexual marriage. But great night though for gays.