Strange Bedfellows Indeed
August 19, 2009 6:37 AM Subscribe
was the 42nd United States Solicitor General, serving from June 2001 to July 2004. He also was attorney general during the Ronald Reagan administration, where he defended Reagan during the Iran-Contra affair.
He appeared before the Supreme Court fifty-five times as solicitor general, most recently arguing Bush's side in the case Bush V. Gore
which decided the outcome of the 2000 election. He is a member of the Federalist Society,
which seeks to reform constitutional law to bring it more in line with an originalist interpretation of the constitution, and was on the board of The American Spectator
But his current case, which he says could be the most important case of his career, has many fellow conservatives scratching their heads. Because Theodore Olson is going to argue before the Supreme Court in favor
of overturning California's Proposition 8
and thus legalizing same-sex marriage.
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