Tag: Andy Pugno

March 25, 2013 | 11:00 am

Prop. 8 Co-Author: Striking Down Prop. 8 Would Be Judicial Activism

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Andy Pugno, a co-author of Proposition 8 and general counsel at, is part of the legal team defending the same-sex marriage ban at the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday.

Pugno discusses with KQED’s Scott Shafer the major themes of their legal argument as well as what changing public opinion means for the case.

Even though prominent Republicans, Fortune 500 companies and the public is becoming more accepting of same-sex marriage, Pugno said he thinks it will not have much of an effect on the justices.

“I think the justices are accustomed to avoiding being sucked into a political debate,” Pugno said. “I think they’ll be mindful of their limited role as judges to interpret existing law, not to make new law.”


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