Monday, June 24, 2013

Awaiting the Court

As I said this time last week, today could be the day the Supreme Court hands down its rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Prop 8.  It could also be the day that it rules on the Voting Rights Act and Affirmative Action.

It would be stunning if the Court were to hand down all four rulings at once, and, to top it all off, we are mindful of the news from South Africa on the condition of Nelson Mandela, a person whose legacy is in no small way related to the questions of freedom and equality that are being considered by the Court.

Karma is the one universal constant.

One bark on “Awaiting the Court

  1. They punted on affirmative action, kicked it back to the appeals court which will put UTAustin in a tough spot trying to defend the policy of offering non-whites a leg up. I have to think the court is fighting among themselves and the notion that they voted right after the arguments on DOMA and have been keeping the result in some desk drawer is all wrong. Maybe they’ll send this back to Congress for a resolution and we’ll never see one in our lifetime.

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