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- Forty-five years ago today, the Supreme Court struck its first blow for marriage equality in the landmark race discrimination case Loving v. Virginia.
- Meanwhile, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) led nine of his fellow senators in an amicus brief supporting unconstitutional marriage discrimination.
- The Supreme Court reinstated the death sentence of a Kentucky man who has now spent thirty years on death row.
- House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) plans to hold hearings on his plan to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt despite the fact that even the House Republican leadership has indicated Issa is overreaching.
- President Obama nominated Srikanth “Sri” Srinivasan, the #2 attorney in the Solicitor General’s office, to a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
- And, finally, like Dahlia I am proud to be a chaos muppet with a gooey orderly center.