I'm going to start volunteering for this sort of thing soon, actually.
Joseph, if I understand correctly, the lower court ruling UPHELD the law, so a 4-4 decision would have been disastrous. Justice Kennedy was the key factor here, and I can't help but notice that Larry, Curly and Moe wrote some rather "sour-grapes" dissents!Still, this is a VERY BIG DEAL and I for one and glad of it!
Oh yeah, that fucking district. I don't know how it slipped my mind, but of course that district is the one that includes Texas. Duh.
Yeah, that's the federal district court that forced a Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, since every other district court ruled in favor of gay marriage.