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Scott Shafer: Prop 8 Case Could Turn on California Supreme Court’s Decision on “Standing”

February 17, 2011 | 9:15 am

Scott Shafer: Prop 8 Case Could Turn on California Supreme Court’s Decision on “Standing”

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The California Supreme Court votedĀ 7-0 Wednesday to answer a question put to them by the federal court considering the constitutionality of Prop. 8: “Does state law give the official proponents of an initiative the legal authority to defend the measure’s constitutionality when public officials charged with that duty refuse to do so?”   Their answer […]

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California Supreme Court Will Hear Issue of “Standing” in Prop 8 Trial

February 16, 2011 | 2:32 pm

California Supreme Court Will Hear Issue of “Standing” in Prop 8 Trial

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The California Supreme Court has decided that it will hear the issue of whether proponents of Proposition 8 can stand in to represent voters when the state refuses to do so. The schedule that the court has set for filing briefs indicates the case will stretch well into September or beyond.   (Full announcementfrom the […]

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January 6, 2011 | 10:44 am

Justice Carlos Moreno to Retire From California Supreme Court

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Carlos Moreno, the only California Supreme Court Justice who voted to invalidate Proposition 8, is stepping down on Feb 28. Justice Moreno said a combination of factors — financial, personal and political — convinced him now was a good time to step down. In an interview with KQED’s Scott Shafer he said that Jerry Brown’s […]

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January 5, 2011 | 1:38 pm

California Same-Sex Marriage Timeline

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The long and winding road to same-sex marriage has thus far been twistier than the MacArthur Maze, has featured many detours and dead-ends, and disappears way over the horizon when you try to glimpse an end. And yesterday’s announcement by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that it was kicking the case to California’s Supreme […]

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