SCOTUS Strikes Down DOMA; Refuses to Give Standing to Prop 8 Supporters

The Supreme Court has struck down, by 5-4 split along Idealogical lines, the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.

In a related decision, the Court refused Standing to the proponents of California’s Proposition 8, de facto upholding the 9th Circuit Court’s ruling striking down Prop. 8 as Unconstitutional.  The Prop. 8 Ruling was procedural, so the split was on non-idealogical lines.

I have a lot I could say, but have a long day, so I’m just going to make this an Open Thread, but two quick thoughts.

1. Federalists on Marriage should shrug on the DOMA decision.

2. The Court ruled that if a Party in power doesn’t like a law, any law, they can kill it by refusing to defend it in court. That is a very slippery slope.  


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