Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

Justice David Souter to retire from Supreme Court

April 30, 2009

National Public Radio is reporting that Justice David Souter of the Supreme Court will retire after the current session.  Souter was appointed to the highest court in the land by George H.W. Bush.  He is 69 years old.

Not a cartoon in real life.

Not a cartoon in real life.

Souter was expected to be more conservative than he turned out.  He offered a dissenting opinion on the controversial Bush v. Gore case during the 2000 election and voted not to reverse Roe v. Wade.

Get ready for a Republican filibuster for Obama’s first judicial nominee because of a record of being pro-choice.  Being that Ginsburg may be leaving soon as well, progressives will be delighted that Obama, and not McCain, is in the White House.

Full Story: Huffington Post

Iowa legalizes gay-on-gay marriage

April 3, 2009

The Iowa Supreme Court ruled today that it is unconstitutional to restrict marriage to one man and one woman.  The court upheld a decision made by a Polk County judge in 2007.

Gay couples in Iowa will begin to be allowed to marry starting April 24, 2009.  Congrats!

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Full Story: Des-Moines Register