Supreme Court


Why the George Takei “Blackface” Dust-up Costs More Than We Think
08 Jul 2015

Why the George Takei “Blackface” Dust-up Costs More Than We Think

Actor and activist George Takei got into hot water for his reaction to Justice Clarence Thomas’ remarks following the Supreme Court’s gay marriage ruling. Mr. Takei’s calling Justice Thomas a “Clown in black face” was disrespectful and over the top. But was his rage understandable? Here are Justice Thomas’ comments: “[H]uman dignity cannot be taken away by the government. Slaves did not lose their dignity...

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Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters
27 Jun 2015

Equality and the Destiny of Dissenters

The joy many felt at the SCOTUS’ marriage equality ruling – and the beauty of more than a dozen landmarks that turned rainbow last night – was marred only by bizarre, diminishing comments from Justices Roberts, Scalia, Thomas and Alito. Their sour dissents were mirrored by some of the Republican Party powerful. Yet when even conservative CNN commentator S.E. Cupp makes an emotional plea for...

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26 Mar 2013

A Matter of Policy and of Law…

As the Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments today and tomorrow on the matter of gay marriage, I am called to reflect upon Hillary Clinton’s words as she declared her endorsement of the rights of LGBT citizens to marry.  She said she “supported it personally and as a matter of policy and of law” in all fifty states.   I couldn’t agree more.  We are one nation,...

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