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Tag: David Boies

April 14, 2011 | 2:26 pm

Video: The Cross-Examination Clip Prop 8 Proponents Didn’t Want Vaughn Walker to Show

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As Scott Shafer reported today, former Judge Vaughn Walker is in hot water with Proposition 8 proponents over a video clip he showed from the trial on the same-sex marriage ban, which he presided over in 2010. Which is probably not the biggest news, because he’s already in boiling hot water with Prop 8 proponents […]

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Scott Shafer Recaps Yesterday’s Same-Sex Marriage Developments

February 24, 2011 | 8:21 am

Scott Shafer Recaps Yesterday’s Same-Sex Marriage Developments

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Prop 8 Opponents to Court: Hurry Up! In some ways the Defense of Marriage Act(DOMA) is the biggest federal barrier to equality for gay and lesbian Americans. It prevents same sex couples who get married in states where it’s legal from getting federal rights bestowed on other married couples, like tax breaks and Social Security […]

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February 23, 2011 | 3:26 pm

Olsen, Boies Want Stay on Same-Sex Marriage Lifted; Prop 8 Lawyer Reacts

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Today was a busy day on the same-sex marriage front. First, Attorney General Eric Holder sent a letter to Congress announcing that the Obama administration now holds the Defense of Marriage Act — the federal law that defines marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman — to be unconstitutional. Then, attorneys […]

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Live Blog: Prop 8 Attorneys Ask Court to Lift Stay on Same-Sex Marriage

February 23, 2011 | 10:16 am

Live Blog: Prop 8 Attorneys Ask Court to Lift Stay on Same-Sex Marriage

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The American Foundation for Equal Rights held a telephone press conference today with Proposition 8 plaintiffs’ attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies. The attorneys announced that they had filed a motionwith the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to lift a stay on a lower court’s order declaring the ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. If the […]

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