laying groundwork

Dahlia Lithwick: Judge Walker’s 80 Statements Of Fact Are the Meat Of His Ruling

We all knew Rachel Maddow would be all over Wednesday’s Prop 8 ruling. But I’m equally impressed by how much real-time coverage even CNN gave to today’s decision, despite Rick Sanchez welcoming FRC’s Tony Perkins, a bona fide hate leader, on the show.

As Slate‘s brilliant Dahlia Lithwick (who wrote up a very poignant piece, outlining Walker’s nod to Anthony Kennedy), Judge Vaughn Walker found “eighty different places” that are a “finding of fact,” not just of law — “the courts are going to have to take [them] very seriously” moving forward.

Oh yeah: Ted and David were there too.