Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Courts Podcast Comes Heavy

What, you say:
  • You're suspicious about the motives of our Supreme Judicial Court?
  • You can't figure out how the legislature won't act on cleaning up bad laws?
  • You wonder if there'll be yet another challenge to same-sex marriage here?
Fret not, beyond our usual bluster and pontification over at Left Ahead!, we had a guest who really knows his stuff...and is not afraid to offer opinions based on it. David Yas, VP, publisher and editor in chief of Massachusetts Lawyer's Weekly joined us today.

We went on about such matters as:
  • How accurate is the concept of our SJC as an activist court legislating from the bench?
  • From another angle, is the SJC gun shy after all the grief it got from the Goodridge decision legalizing SSM?
  • What's the prospect of overturning the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) with a new President?
  • When can we expect action on our 1913 laws preventing out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying here?
Grab the MP3 of this here or use our player here. The download is 12MB and it runs 50 minutes.

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