Monthly Archives: June 2013

From SCOTUS: DOMA is Unconstitutional; Prop. 8 Decided


The decision is 5-4 based upon “deprivation of equal liberty of persons that is protected under the Fifth amendment.” (Amy Howe, SCOTUSblog) Robert, Alito, Scalia and Thomas dissenting. Opinion is by Kennedy joined by Ginsburg, Breyer, Kagan and Sotomayor. Sekhar v. US is affirmed in 9-0 decision … Continue reading

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Roots of the Nation: The Federalist Papers 79 (Ascribed to Alexander Hamilton)


To the People of the State of New York: NEXT to permanency in office, nothing can contribute more to the independence of the judges than a fixed provision for their support. The remark made in relation to the President is equally applicable … Continue reading

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