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    A few. But they're not very open about it. :o
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    The grouping of the majority/minority votes on Prop 8 was not what we expected.
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    :banana::banana::banana:
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    And then there's the substantial number of people who will live in urban centers all of their lives and will never have any reason to get a driver's license, the most common form of ID. That applies...
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    Well, a significant portion of the U.S. population is anything BUT rich. Among the elderly, especially minority elderly, the lack of documentation is fairly common. That probably extends into...
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    I have avoided my FB newsfeed today for this very reason. I'm sure the memes are out in full force. I did, however, post your link to the decision. I only know of 1 or 2 people who will actually read...
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    The other issue is the motivation behind it. With Democrats, it has been about staying in power, which they failed to do. With Republicans, the motivation, at least from my view, is far more...
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    Indeed. Gerrymandering is a not-so-proud, two-party tradition.
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    Yes, that was the gist of the minority opinion. I only meant to point out that the majority had data to back up their decision, though I'd argue that those data don't necessarily mean what they say...
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    Isn't it more complicated than that? The majority opinion cites fairly recent data suggesting substantially improved parity in voter demographics compared to 40 or 50 years ago. Between Whites and...
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    In the attachment you posted, I also noticed an opinion from Justice Thomas, stating that he agreed with the majority that Section 4 should be struck down but that he wanted Section 5 struck down as...
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    There's that. But there's also plausible positive scenarios... You get arrested for a crime you didn't do, and your DNA exonerates you for that crime. But then if they run your DNA against unsolved...
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    Moose, I found a full transcript of today's SCOTUS powwow.

    http://www.supremecourt.gov/oral_arguments/argument_transcripts/12-144a.pdf
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    The only quote I have seen thus far as to RBG was a question where she basically said something to the effect, "Why is this case here?" I'm oversimplifying of course, but that was the general gist of...
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    I read a TPM piece on the arguments. Apparently only Scalia made a strong argument that the SCOTUS would have to make some sort of ruling on the case itself and it's merits rather than just throw it...
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    I had to chuckle at the "the survival of the species" quip. I guess no one told him that the world's population topped 8 billion last year.
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    Supreme Court Watch 2012-2013

    The Supreme Court has reopened a challenge to key provisions of the Affordable Care Act one that was dismissed by a lower court last year on technical grounds, but could now become the staging...
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