Day: May 26, 2009

Sotomayor, identity and experience

I have a piece up in the Guardian about how identity and experience shape the courts, and how Sotomayor’s professional and personal experiences add a necessary diversity to the Supreme Court bench. A taste: Republicans and conservatives will argue that…

Prop 8 Upheld: Protests Tonight

As I’m sure you’ve all undoubtedly heard by this point, California’s Supreme Court ruled to upheld Prop 8, which bans same-sex marriage in the state.  They have, however, ruled that the 18,000 couples who were married during the period when…