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‘We put fear and prejudice on trial, and fear and prejudice lost’

August 9, 2010

It’s nice to see that David Boies and Ted Olson have now been split up for the Sunday morning shows to double their impact.

While Olson was on Fox, Boies was debating Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council on CBS’s Face the Nation and he called Perkins on his lies and made up studies.

…it’s very easy for the people who want to deprive gay and lesbian citizens of the right to vote [sic] to make all sorts of statements and campaign literature, or in debates where they can’t be cross-examined. But when they come into court and they have to support those opinions and they have to defend those opinions under oath and cross-examination, those opinions just melt away. And that’s what happened here. There simply wasn’t any evidence, there weren’t any of those studies. There weren’t any empirical studies. That’s just made up. That’s junk science. It’s easy to say that on television. But a witness stand is a lonely place to lie. And when you come into court you can’t do that.

Not sure why the video is so small, but you can watch the clip full size at CBS.com.

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