Who were the stars and celebrities at the Supreme Court today? Tony Mauro has the scoop:
The courtroom was packed, with luminaries of the gay rights legal movement sprinkled throughout the spectator seats—Paul Smith, Chai Feldblum, Evan Wolfson, Suzanne Goldberg and Pamela Karlan, to name a few. From the White House came senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler. Justice Anthony Kennedy’s wife Mary was seen in the seats reserved for guest of the justices, and Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.’s now-famous lesbian cousin Jean Podrasky appeared to be sitting nearby, though her identification was not confirmed.
In the front row of public seating was actor-director Rob Reiner, a leader in the challenge against Proposition 8, along with others from the group he helped found, the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Lawyer Theodore Olson went over to embrace Reiner and the others before the gavel fell and the session began.