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Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia announced his support for same sex marriage with a post of Facebook Monday.
By today's politically polarized standards, the Supreme Court's momentous Roe v. Wade ruling was a landslide. By a 7-2 vote on Jan. 22, 1973, the justices established a nationwide right to abortion.
Many were surprised that the chief justice, appointed by conservative Republican George W. Bush, upheld the more liberal provisions of the Affordable Care Act such as the individual mandate, touted by President Barack Obama as the signature achievements of the health reform. Paul Rothstein, law professor at Georgetown Law School, says the man with whom he used to teach needed to land on "the right side of history" and morality as the deciding vote on an increasingly partisan court.