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Will someone please explain to me how permitting gays and lesbians to marry threatens the institution of marriage?
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision in favor of gay
marriage may have set off a political earthquake, but as a matter of law
it was a no-brainer.
The tangled web that a narrow Supreme Court majority wove to shut down
the Florida recount of presidential ballots in December 2000 made it
possible for Republican George W.
A few hours after Miguel Estrada withdrew his name for a judgeship on
the Court of Appeals for the Washington, DC, Circuit, a leading Senate
liberal was asked about the meaning of the two-year
The attacks of September 11, 2001, ushered in a multitude of legal
transformations that restrict civil liberties in the name of national
With the Bush Administration continuing to fill the federal courts with
right-wing judges, liberals have turned with renewed vigor to a strategy
that not only allows them to defeat individual n
Few of George W. Bush's judicial nominees have generated as much
opposition as has Miguel Estrada.
"Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest," reads the little
informational card the ACLU hands out to citizens.
Democrats, faced with Scalia and Thomas clones, are finally saying: Ideology matters.
In the 39 states that elect appellate judges, politicization of the
bench is growing.