Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
Someone is WRONG on the internet! -XKCD
It's an interesting article. My gut reaction is: so what. But, upon reading the article, it's not just conflict of interest, but appearance of conflict of interest that matters. The people must have faith in the decisions - having two orders reversed by higher courts is playing into the perceived bias in favor of one side.
The last five paragraphs were thought-provoking. I still think he didn't need to recuse himself, but I'm less certain of that opinion now.
In the end though, this case will definitely go on to further appeals no matter how it comes out.
Tiki Bar! Woot!
Drinks are plenty, music is fine, and the company is first-rate
HOWEVER....the queer judge has an obvious potential bias that in an honorable man would have led him to recuse himself from this case. He did not recuse himself, therefore he is not honorable, and if the verdict on this case is to throw Proposition 8 out, yet once again the Right will be absolutely correct in saying the will of the people was overturned by one biased unelected individual.
Prop 8 should be overturned.
It should be overturned without the slightest taint of impropriety.
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The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).
The only judge capable of ruling with no bias is a eunich!
just can't stop smiling about this
so so so gay advocate backdoor lawyerly
thankyou thankyou thankyou San Francisco Chronicle
what a huge tactible public media blunder
recuse me recuse me recuuuuuuse me!
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius