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Supreme Dissent

It was Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia who in 2013 predicted “the second shoe to be dropped” in his dissenting opinion in U.S v. Windsor that overturned the Federal Defense of Marriage Act.  That second shoe came in the form of Obergefell v. Hodges and Scalia was at the ready once again with his dissenting opinion.  While popular media focused on the majority opinion – and ignored its lack of judicial jurisprudence – the dissenting opinions have been either oversimplified, mocked or attacked, as in the situation with Justice Clarence Thomas, which Smokey briefly covered in a prior post. Scathing

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