Post-DOMA Questions, College Student Edition

By: Saturday June 29, 2013 9:00 am

Edith Windsor has a big tax refund coming, and other LGBT married couples have won a victory for their relationships with the recent SCOTUS ruling in US v Windsor. But lots of questions remain in the wake of the demise of DOMA. For example, consider life for a college student in a same-sex marriage who attends a state where the state constitution says only opposite-sex marriages “shall be recognized by the state as entitling the parties to the rights or incidents of marriage.”

There’s still a lot of work to do. Just ask LGBT sort-of-but-not-really-married students at places like the University of Kansas.

 

A Concurrence in the Case Against Elena Kagan as Supreme Court Justice

By: Monday April 19, 2010 8:45 am

Glenn Greenwald has been attacked for making the case against Elena Kagan as a nominee for the Supreme Court on policy and ideology grounds. But neither Greenwald nor the Kagan supporters have addressed the fact Kagan would be effectively the first justice in the history of the Supreme Court to have had no experience whatsoever in court as either an attorney or judge, a critical deficiency in her already thin background.

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