400-408 – John Eastman, Chairman of the Board, National Organization for Marriage (nationformarriage.org), Professor of Law & Community at Chapman University School of Law where he was also Dean from 2007 to 2010 before stepping down to pursue a bid for California Attorney General. He is the founding Director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence at the Claremont Institute. John has participated in over 60 cases before the SCOTUS, and written more than three dozen book chapters and scholarly articles. He earned his J.D. at the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Government from Claremont Graduate School. The New York Times refers to John as a conservative "Titan of Constitutional Law."
• Pdf of Obamacare ruling (here).
• Ken Klukowski (Breitbart, 6/28/2012) ONE OF THE WORST SUPREME COURT DECISIONS IN AMERICAN HISTORY.
// Although this line is often abused, the 2012 election just became the most important in our lifetime, and the stakes just went way up. The only way to stop Obamacare now is with a one-page repeal bill that must be passed by the House and Senate. Because it would reduce the deficit you can pass it with 51 votes as a reconciliation bill in the Senate; you don't need 60 votes. Then President Romney can sign that bill into law, and do what the Court should have done today in eradicating Obamacare in its entirety.
• Wesley J. Smith (Daily Caller, 6/28/2012) Obamacare ruling reflects technocratic imperative.
• NRO Editors (6/28/2012) Chief Justice Roberts's Folly.
• Stephen Moore (WSJ, 6/28/2012) The ObamaCare Tax.
• Charles Hurt (Washington Times, 6/28/2012) HURT: The silver lining? Now Obama owns his tax hikes.
• George Will (Washington Post, 6/28/2012) Conservatives' consolation prize.
• The Blaze (6/28/2012) DNC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DELETED TWEET: 'TAKE THAT MOTHERFU**ERS!' (AND WE HAVE IT).
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• Rose French (Star Tribune, 6/21/2012) Key Minnesota pastors opt out of marriage fight: They decline to advise their flocks on how to vote on the amendment.
Two key conservative evangelical leaders in Minnesota are not endorsing the marriage amendment or directing followers to vote for it, marking the first time during debate over the measure that major faith leaders have not encouraged members to take a stand on the issue.
Influential preacher and theologian the Rev. John Piper came out against gay marriage during a sermon Sunday but did not explicitly urge members of his Minneapolis church to vote for the amendment.
The Rev. Leith Anderson, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's longtime pastor, also said this week he does not plan to take a public side on the amendment, which would change the state Constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. //