An even split of their fortune would leave each of The Cruises with a measly $135 million plus (that "plus" alone could feed a family of four from here to just about eternity). Take out the legal fees and, sheesh, they're down to -- what? -- $100 million each? Now, that is rough.
Charles Pierce calls The Cruise Break-Up "another terrible defeat for traditional marriage" and adds, "My faith in everything is nearly gone. I feel like Rep. Jack Kingston, alone in the chapel, tears staining his framed portrait of John Roberts."
Of course, John Roberts' ruinous decision about health care will also do its part to destroy the institution of marriage. You didn't think of that, did you!
Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC): “The Supreme Court’s precedent in this case will far exceed health care. In short, government is now able to make you do anything by penalizing you with a tax. If future governments don’t like marriage it will be able to tax you if you want to get married. That goes both ways – for traditional and gay marriage. If future governments want to limit the size of families it can tax second and third children. We know there are governments around the world who do this. The Supreme Court today has ruled we are just like them.” ...Think Progress
At Salon, law professor Paul Campos finds some odd turns of phrase in the published dissents that indicate the Roberts decision was a very last-minute one.