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Another judge stands up for the people with a blistering dissent
Another judge stands up for the people with a blistering dissent

Judicial dissents often make for the most important, interesting and entertaining reading in major cases. Now comes Judge Martha Craig Daughtrey of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, bidding to take her place next to great dissenters Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the first Justice John Marshall Harlan with a penetrating and uncompromising minority opinion in the latest gay marriage case. In that decision, handed down Thursday, the appeals court ruled 2-1 to uphold gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. It was the first defeat for gay marriage after a long string of court victories, including the overturning of the infamous Defense of Marriage...

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