Supreme Court prepares for another round of same-sex marriage arguments, Holder Says DOJ will argue for equality
Behind closed doors, with even their trusted clerks excluded, the court’s nine justices will gather Sept. 29 to consider hundreds of petitions for the upcoming new term. The most anticipated bunch, by far, would test whether the Constitution encompasses a right of same-sex couples to marry.
“I can’t imagine that we would take any other position while this president is in office and certainly as long as I am attorney general or anybody who is my successor,” Eric Holder said. Holder announced Thursday that he would step down from his post.
“It’s inevitable at this point that the court will recognize marriage equality,” said David Cole, a liberal professor at Georgetown University Law Center. “The question is when.”
In truth, other key questions include who, which, how and how far?