Towleroad Talking Points: Prop 8 at the Nation's Highest Court
BY SAM GREISMAN
A look back at today's top stories
PROP 8 TRIAL
It was a momentous day in Washington where the plaintiffs in the Prop 8 case got their moment in front of the Supreme Court. You can listen to the full audio from today's proceedings here. As casual observers and pundits alike are scrambling to weigh in on what the court might be thinking now, our Ari Ezra Waldman has a comprehensive two-part breakdown that is one-stop shopping for a legal perspective on the hearings. Check out Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
SCOTUSblog's initial opinion is that the court will not uphold or strike down Prop 8 and thus the law will remain invalidated. A victory...of sorts. Other prognosticators seem to also be indicating that the justices are concerned about the issue of "standing" and thus the court may not want to make a ruling on the case.
Though Ted Olson said that he has "no idea" which way the justices may be leaning, he and David Boies (along with the plaintiffs) were all smiles as they addressed the media. Prop 8 supporters Charles Cooper and Andrew Pugno also spoke to the media, albeit with much less fanfare.
All in all it was an important and memorable day at the Supreme Court; even NOM's Maggie Gallagher made an appearance at the pro-equality rally.
VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Don Lemon of CNN had Heritage Foundation Scholar Ryan Anderson on his show yesterday and totally shut the "scholar" down when he attempted to tell Lemon that gay marriage was not illegal. Also Rachel Maddow previewed the DOMA and Prop 8 cases.