The perfect compromise for the open position on the Supreme Court

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the political world has been in a frenzy.

Scalia was a conservative justice, and without him, the bench is evenly divided between four mostly liberal judges and four mostly conservative judges. The appointment of the next justice will have reverberations felt for a long time to come.

Naturally, this has caused violent arguments in Washington and beyond about what to do. Republicans in the Senate–who must provide consent on the presidential appointment, as laid out in the Constitution–have said they won’t even vote on any Obama nominee since it’s an election year.

Obama, for his part, has said “Come on, guys,” and “I’m sorry I did the same thing when I was in the Senate.”

Let’s see if we can work through some extreme scenarios to find the perfect compromise. Continue reading

Some questions about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage decision

Just over 11 months ago, I got married. Recently, my wife and I were planning our first anniversary, a trip where we could relax, have an adventure or two, and reflect on what a year of marriage meant to us.

Now I am busy canceling those reservations.

My marriage is destroyed, thanks to the Supreme Court of the United States. Continue reading