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    January 17, 2010

    The lawsuit that could change everything

    Posted by: Chris

    Ted olson david boies proposition 8 suit
    Ever since Ted Olson and David Boies, who were on opposite sides of the infamous Bush vs. Gore case, announced they were marshaling forces to challenge the federal constitutionality of Proposition 8, I've been mightily encouraged by their prospects of success.  It's so effective and utterly refreshing to see two straight men, one of them with unquestionable credentials as a conservative, who "get it" so completely.

    Take for example this exchange from an entertaining profile of the two men penned by Maureen Dowd for today's New York Times:

    I asked the lawyers if they were disappointed that the president who had once raised such hope in the gay community now seemed behind the curve.

    “Damned right,” Boies snapped. “I hope my Democratic president will catch up to my conservative Republican co-counsel.”

    Olson added: “I’m not talking about Obama, but that’s what’s so bad about politicians. They say, ‘I must hasten to follow them, for I am their leader.’”

    Yes you were, Ted, along with Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid and dozens and dozens of others.

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    1. Strict Scrutiny on Jan 18, 2010 11:36:40 AM:

      I share your optimism Chris, although the recent SCOTUS ruling regarding the broadcast of the trial has kept my enthusiasm in check.

      This is gonna be a long slog.

    1. cheap ugg boots on Nov 21, 2010 10:51:27 PM:

      Honestly, I'm starting to wonder about how to classify something like this not in religion, but politics. Because these people who call themselves "Christians" have done nothing to earn that moniker.

    1. cheap uggs boots on Nov 29, 2010 3:48:57 AM:

      I share your optimism Chris, although the recent SCOTUS ruling regarding the broadcast of the trial has kept my enthusiasm in check.

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