Justices suggest federal law
The number of cases yet to be decided of the 74 cases argued this term, meaning that the justices must issue decisions for nearly half the court’s docket in just over one month’s time.
“First, expect some adversity to come your way, you are going to get knocked down. It happens to everyone; it certainly happened to me and you could be pretty sure it is going to happen to you.”
-Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr. in a commencement address at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law, according to the BLT Blog.
The Funniest Justice
During oral arguments yesterday in U.S. v. Windsor – the challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg asked the attorney for the law’s defenders whether denying federal marriage recognition to same-sex couples legally married under state law was “diminishing what the state has said is marriage.”
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