. . .
LS1 “An amicus brief is a ‘friend of the court’ brief filed by someone who is not a party to a case that provides information and argument that may or may not have been advanced by a party to the case.”
N1 “Sounds like a legal way to lobby a court constituted of legal lobbyists for private interests.”
LS1 “In effect. Before the Supreme Court writes its opinion, it is interested in the opinions of the Owners and others.”
N1 “Who would have guessed. First the housebroken Republicans came out of the cloak room. Then the business community came out of the board room.”
LS1 “They realized that inequality is less economically efficient than equality. Surreal that one can drive from one state in a state of marital bliss to another state and enter into a state of marital banishment.”
N1 “That is bad for business.”
LS1 “No bandwagon has been boarded by as many people in as short a period of time. Everyone now wants to influence the bench to allow all adults to walk down the aisle. The train is leaving the station.”
N1 “They say the Supreme Court does not pay attention to the weather, but the Justices do pay attention to the climate.”
LS1 “You don’t need a climatologist to see which way the wind blows.”
N1 “But you do need courage.”
. . .
[See the "e-ssay" titled Fukushima Daiichied (March 12, 2012) on the anniversary.]
[See the "e-ssay" titled Less Government Regulation Series: Love and Marriage (May 19, 2008).]
[See the articles at http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/02/business/businesses-refuse-to-arrive-late-on-same-sex-marriage.html?_r=0, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/business/companies-ask-justices-to-overturn-gay-marriage-ban.html?ref=business, http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/us/politics/gay-marriage-brief-gets-more-republican-support.html?ref=business and http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/us/politics/administration-to-urge-justices-to-overturn-a-gay-marriage-ban.html?ref=business&_r=0.]
Bumper stickers of the week:
“Gay marriage? Here’s the way I see it. If I had to get married, then THOSE PEOPLE have to get married. Fair is fair.”
My wife keeps complaining that I never listen to her . . . or something like that.
Can someone file an “enemy of the court” brief?
Hate is overrated.