There’s much to be astonished by in the story of how the Supreme Court was goaded in slapping down Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban. One of the most surprising: that in courtroom after courtroom, be it state, district or superior, Charles Cooper and the proponents of the ban never cooked up one single compelling legal argument, not even the kind that just sounds good enough for sympathetic judges to sign on with. Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s stirring... More >>>