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DOMA Is Done For

It always seemed destined to be overturned, but by such a narrow margin? 5 to 4? Really? More from NPR:The 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, barring federal recognition of same-sex…

SCOTUS, Prop 8, Madison and Majority Rule

The Supreme Court considers the question of whether California’s Proposition 8 ban on same sex marriage is constitutional. So what should happen when the majority acts against a minority, as in Proposition 8? Particularly when we see the…

Give me that old-timey filibuster.

Some described Rand Paul’s historic 13 hour filibuster as “libertarian porn”. Note we are talking about a CSPAN feed of a man speaking at a podium for 13 hours, yet it was far more engrossing and entertaining than it had any right to…