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  •  We don't know why Court is hearing Prop 8 (0+ / 0-)

    That argument (a right once granted cannot be revoked) was given by the 9th Circuit in striking down Prop 8. If the Supreme Court agreed, then that was no reason to hear the case at all.  Either the liberals want the argument extended on marriage equality nationally, or the conservatives want to stop it from spreading any further.  As written the Ninth Circuit opinion only applied to CA, as only CA permitted marriage equality and then had it revoked via initiative modifying the state constitution.

    Note that the SCs gave themselves an out by asking the parties to address whether the pro-Prop 8 group even has standing to argue the case.  So they could still punt, but if they wanted to, there was no need to grant certiorari at all.

    I don't know enough about the MI law to discuss whether it hits any Federal issues. I'll leave that to the attorneys.

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