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Bursting the Bubble: Christie the coward

Which is why it came as a great disappointment to me that Mr. Christie rejected the State Assembly’s bipartisan bill legalizing gay marriage on Friday, calling for a statewide referendum on the issue. The veto itself was a disappointment, if predictable. But his call for a referendum was a surprising display of cowardice from a man I have grown to expect far more from.

The Daily brief: Sept. 1, 2010 [Updated]

Olmsted Homes project for coaches almost done… Klahn’s fate in the US Open… Video: Rosenfeld discusses research on academic performance of gay couples’ children… What do Stanford Hospital and the 49ers have in common?… Undergrad Senate chair gives day-before notice for online, “unofficial” meeting… What happens when a football recruit meets Condoleezza Rice… Stanford news from around the Web for Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010.

Prof. Segura testifies in Prop. 8 trial

The question of same-sex marriage has entered the federal courtroom, and LGBT activists and marriage protection advocates alike have prepared their factual ammunition for the battle ahead. Caught in the controversy’s whirlwind, political science Prof. Gary Segura testified for a total of nine hours Wednesday and Thursday as an expert witness on political representation.