Although the country is waiting on the Supreme Court’s decisions in four major cases — involving California’s Proposition 8, the Defense of Marriage Act, affirmative action policies, and the Voting Rights Act — the court’s decision in all four cases could be not to decide.
My answer is still: I think that the court will decide that it has standing. Of course, this is mostly based on the assumption that, if the Supreme Court was going to toss any or all of this out anyway, why didn’t it just do so at the beginning of the month and save us the anticipation?
…Publicity? What, you think that they want to drum up business for the Supreme Court’s online store?
PS: For those wondering: ‘standing’ in this context essentially means that you can’t appeal a case to the Supreme Court unless the ruling affects you significantly. You can offer the courts your opinion on the subject (amicus curiae) if you aren’t involved, but somebody involved in the situation has to be involved in the court case. Yes, I am hideously over-simplifying and I am not a lawyer. It’s all part of my, to use a flattering word, charm.
PPS: It’s SCOTUS Day!