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US Supreme Court Justice tells 11-year-old opposed to Defense of Marriage Act to ‘keep dreaming big’

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  1. Looks like the 2nd paragraph is missing so we may never find out what the Justice told Cameron.

  2. Jane McQueen 9 Mar 2013, 11:58pm

    This looks distinctively like a hint as to how she plans to vote on this. But then the US Supreme Court has always been the most rational and sensible branch of the US Government; and does actually respect the Constitution.

    1. I agree with you jane , its been 18 times the supreme court has ruled on marriage threw the beginning of the United states, and every time they voted it was for equality from divorce to interracial marriage. This is no differences i believe the majority will vote against D.O.M.A. and Prop 8.

      1. I believe so too but their track record hasn’t always been beyond reproach (see Bowers v. Hardwick, 1986)

    2. Yes but not this court. The current make up of SCOTUS is the most conservative it has ever been. Considering that it may strike down section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and that it did rule for corporate person-hood with Citizens United, the current court is horrifying.

  3. Har Davids 10 Mar 2013, 9:22am

    I know dreams can come true when you work hard to achieve them,” Sotomayor wrote. What kind of a world is this woman living in? She should have been honest, explaining the girl that things take time, because there are people in the world who like to screw up other peoples’ lives, and that this minority isn’t going to disappear soon.

  4. de Villiers 10 Mar 2013, 11:24am

    Something is wrong when people write to judges instead of their elected politicians in order to achieve policy outcomes.

    Judges should decide cases on the basis of the law rather than popular pressure – something that should protect minority groups.

    1. Nothing wrong with writing to a judge topresent an argument. Writing to a judge to highlight the populism of an opinion however is a different matter.

    2. de Villiers 10 Mar 2013, 11:21pm

      It is if you are not a party in the case. Judges decide cases on the arguments presented in court – not on letter writing campaigns.

  5. David in Indianapolis 10 Mar 2013, 5:06pm

    Well America, it is finally time to shit or get off the pot. DOMA is hands down blatent discrimination. Even former President Clinton (the author) wants it abolished. I hope this country does the right thing and puts an end to it once and for all.

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