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Yesterday, in their finite wisdom, the Supreme Court essentially overturned the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the passage of which was one of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s greatest accomplishments. Tragically, Dr. King was taken from us many years ago, but if he were alive now we’re sure he’d have something to say.
THE MORE THE MARRY-ER DEPT.
Today, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Defense of Marriage of Act (DOMA) was unconstitutional — meaning that same-sex couples would receive the same federal benefits as other married couples. It’s a great day for equality, a great day for tolerance, and a terrible day for homosexuals with commitment issues. All in all, though, SCOTUS made a bold move — and it’s time to sing their praises.
The Supreme Court upheld Obamacare today — but NOT along the usual 5-4 split as “experts” predicted. The usual “swing vote,” Justice Kennedy, agreed with reliable right-wing gasbags Scalia, Thomas and Alito. But Chief Justice Roberts punk’d his conservative colleagues by voting with reliable left-wing gasbags Kagan, Kennedy, Sotomayor and Ginsburg.
This Thursday, the Supreme Court will rule on the legality of Obamacare — and while everyone from pundits to politicians to the average underinsured schmoe awaits the verdict anxiously, the truth is that no matter what the court decides, there’s plenty about our crummy healthcare system that will stay exactly the same.
The Supreme Court is wrapping up Day 3 of long, boring arguments over Obamacare. You have to believe that even the keenest legal minds found their thoughts wandering as the arcane arguments dragged on. And we don’t even have the keenest legal minds on the Supreme Court! Which goes a long way to explaining the following…