Obama’s Shifts May Affect U.S. Legal Plan on Gay Marriage

Feb 4, 2013 | Posted by: Tony C | Full story: www.nytimes.com

Mr. Verrilli has until the end of the month to file a brief in the California case. Paul D. Clement, a former solicitor general who represents House Republicans defending the 1996 federal law, said he detected some paradoxes in Mr. Verrilli’s predicament. “It will be interesting in the end,” Mr. Clement said dryly at a Georgetown University Law Center forum last week, “if the litigation position of the Justice Department and the president’s position kind of realign.”
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Since: Dec 08

El Paso, TX

#1 Feb 4, 2013
"Thomas C. Goldstein, the publisher of Scotusblog and a lawyer who argues frequently before the Supreme Court, said the justices were not the only relevant audience for a brief from the Obama administration’s top appellate lawyer.

“Part of what is going on in the Inaugural Address and part of what would happen in a brief like that is a statement of what’s morally right and wrong,” he said.“It could matter to Americans much more than it matters to the Supreme Court.”

Nuff said.

“equality for ALL means ALL”

Since: Jan 07

Fort Lauderdale FL

#2 Feb 4, 2013
It will be interesting to see what he says at the State of the Union.
Rainbow Kid

Alpharetta, GA

#3 Feb 4, 2013
TomInElPaso wrote:
"Thomas C. Goldstein, the publisher of Scotusblog and a lawyer who argues frequently before the Supreme Court, said the justices were not the only relevant audience for a brief from the Obama administration’s top appellate lawyer.
“Part of what is going on in the Inaugural Address and part of what would happen in a brief like that is a statement of what’s morally right and wrong,” he said.“It could matter to Americans much more than it matters to the Supreme Court.”
Nuff said.
The H8'er's side is pretty wobbly
.
Morality is too abstract to have legal bearing

Since: Apr 08

Chagrin Falls, OH

#6 Feb 5, 2013
Rainbow Kid wrote:
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The H8'er's side is pretty wobbly
.
Morality is too abstract to have legal bearing
Especially when that morality is wobbly itself. Claiming homophobia is moral is no different than claiming racism is moral.

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