A Court Nominee in DC; Same-Sex Marriage in California

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The State Supreme Court today upheld Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage. Gay rights groups plan a challenge on next year’s ballot. Plus, Governor Schwarzenegger’s latest ideas for cutting the budget. On our rebroadcast of today’s To the Point, President Obama has nominated Sonia Sotomayor to the US Supreme Court, a federal judge with 17 years on the bench. We hear about her legal credentials and her “common touch.” Is she “an activist judge?”

Banner image: Cathy Refaely comforts her partner Cheri Schroeder (R) in their attorney's offices in Los Angeles, as they learn that the California Supreme Court has upheld Prop 8, which will make it impossible for them to get married in the state. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images