Monday, May 14, 2007


The justices continued their rigorous questioning to Ben about the standard of scrutiny required by plaintiff's claims, based on being members of a suspect class (status that makes a law that categorizes on that basis suspect, and therefore deserving of greater judicial scrutiny).

Attorney Jane Rosenberg, assistant attorney general for the state began her opening statement on behalf of two defendants, the commissioner of the Department of Public Health, and the Department of Public Health. She began by talking about how Connecticut has been a leader in promoting civil rights, and stated that, after granting the rights and benefits of marriage to same-sex couples under a different name, the question remaining for the Court is "what's left?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Having watched the trial on the web, somebody might want to tell Jane Rosenberg that it's 2007 and it's not appropriate to call someone of Asian descent, "Oriental."

And she might want to get her facts straight about laws that banned interracial marriage. While she's right that Loving v. Virginia (1967) involved a white and African American couple, many state laws that banned interracial marriage also specifically mentioned people of Asian descent (although I don't know at the time which laws had been repealed or not by 1967).