I really don’t have much to say about the DOMA decision. I think it’s another Roe v. Wade in terms of creating rights that never existed. The difference, though, is that the Supreme Court waited to make the decision until the tide had turned at the popular support level, with more and more Americans supporting gay marriage.
As for the Prop. 8 decision, I agree with a Facebook friend of mine who wrote: “SCOTUS has made its ruling on Prop 8 today. No matter which side of the issue one comes down on, it should be frightening to all of us that an Attorney General of ANY STATE can simply choose not to defend ANY LAW and *POOF* the law will be overturned.” There lies the way to tyranny, when the people no longer have standing on their own behalf.
Lastly, Kennedy has altogether too much power. I never get the feeling that the guy has any fixed legal or constitutional principles. At least the guys (and gals) on the Left are Lefties and the guys on the right are Righties (except for Chief Justice Roberts, who I think was blackmailed on ObamaCare). Kennedy is a “whatever.” When I was in law school, there was a saying that “the law is what the judge had for breakfast.” With Kennedy, it’s also what he had for lunch, dinner, and his little midnight snack.
Please chime in here with your feelings on the subject.