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02/15/2010

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Micheal (writes)

"This is what the Supreme Court of Iowa had to say--not the Massachusetts Supreme Court, not the California Supreme Court, but the Iowa Supreme Court--in Varnum v. Brien (2009)"

Apparently this alludes to the midwest nature of Iowa inferring that it is a more moderate or conservative court & therefore argument.

I would have the author look into the Iowa courts unique appointment process and it's pre-vetting.

This explains (in my estimation) why its ruling was unanimous, were as other courts have always been split on this issue & the obsession with the religious argument that was not emphasised in any other decisions.

This unique vetting process gives heavy weight to legal/academic elites showing the strong bias of what Scallia called the "lawyered class".

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