The attorneys arguing for and against same-sex marriage at the Supreme Court today agreed on one thing: the justices have it within their power to decide the issue, and they should do it.
"That is the one thing on which I wholeheartedly agree with my friend Mr. Olson," said Charles Cooper, who argued for the California referendum that banned same-sex marriage, referring to his counterpart, former solicitor general Ted Olson, who was arguing against the referendum.(1)
Sharpton calls for a vote on the "paid sick time" bill, but doesn't mention Quinn. [NationalActionNetwork.net]
NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly said creating an inspector general for his department would make the city "less safe." [Jill Colvin]
Last month, the New York Mets, locked in the National League's wild card race but short on pitching, considered pitching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey every fourth day.
Paul Clement, the attorney representing the 26 states challenging the president's health care law, got exactly one sentence into his oral argument this afternoon before he was interrupted by Justice Elena Kagan.
"Mr. Clement, can I ask you just a matter of clarification?" Kagan wondered, before drawing Clement into an extended inquiry about when it becomes coercive for the federal government to wield its Medicaid money as a cudgel to make states expand coverage.