The build-up to this Tuesday's oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court has been so intense that Andrew Cohen at The Atlantic has had enough:
I don't know about you, but for me, the run-up to next week's Supreme Court same-sex marriage arguments now has the feel of an endless Super Bowl pregame show. The analysis, the speculation, the sidebars, the color, the posturing, the winks and nods to insiders, the profiles -- it just goes on and on, when all anyone really wants is for the arguments to occur, and to be done with, and for the justices to render their decisions the last week of June. That, and for Beyonce to sing the anthem when the justices enter the chamber Tuesday at 10 a.m.
If you haven't had enough and enjoy a good, meaningful intra-ideologue civil procedure dust-up, check out Ed Whelan's NRO rejection of fellow conservative and MSU grad Michael McConnell's view that the Supreme Court should decline to decide the Prop 8 case on standing grounds (thus affirming the lower court decision overturning the voter-approved constitutional amendment prohibiting same-sex marriage. The debate is continued here and here at Volokh Conspiracy.