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Tag: Perry v. Schwarzenegger

February 7, 2012 | 12:09 pm

Read the Full Prop 8 Ruling and Key Passages

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Here is today’s full Appeals Court decision upholding Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision to strike down Proposition 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban. Ninth Circuit Prop. 8 decision The first few passages summarize the findings and also speak to the narrowness of the ruling, which did not address “whether under the Constitution same-sex couples may ever be […]

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Ninth Circuit Decision on Prop 8 Constitutionality is Imminent

February 6, 2012 | 7:02 pm

Ninth Circuit Decision on Prop 8 Constitutionality is Imminent

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Notice from the court here. The Court anticipates filing an opinion tomorrow (Tuesday, February 7) by 10:00 a.m. in Perry v. Brown, case numbers 10-16696 and 11-16577, regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and the denial of a motion to vacate the lower court judgement in the case. A summary of the opinion prepared by […]

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Judges Hear Arguments on Prop 8 Trial Video, Judge Vaughn Walker’s Same-Sex Relationship

December 8, 2011 | 4:10 pm

Judges Hear Arguments on Prop 8 Trial Video, Judge Vaughn Walker’s Same-Sex Relationship

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Update Friday, Dec 9: You can listen to the complete audio archive of yesterday’s hearing below: Part 1: Hearing on whether to release the Prop 8 trial video Part 2: Hearing on whether Judge Vaughn Walker should have recused himself because of his long-term same-sex relationship Also, here’s Scott Shafer’s report from this morning’s California […]

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Prop 8: Oral Arguments Thursday on Whether Judge Vaughn Walker Had Confict of Interest as Gay Man in Long-Term Relationship

December 7, 2011 | 9:59 am

Prop 8: Oral Arguments Thursday on Whether Judge Vaughn Walker Had Confict of Interest as Gay Man in Long-Term Relationship

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It’s been exactly a year since a panel of 9th Circuit Court judges heard oral arguments on an appeal of Judge Vaughn Walker’s 2010 decision striking down Prop. 8 for violating the U.S. Constitution. No decision has been rendered on that appeal, and none is likely soon. But Thursday that same panel will hear two […]

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Court Rules Prop 8 Backers Have Standing to Defend the Law; Full Decision, Summary

November 17, 2011 | 9:58 am

Court Rules Prop 8 Backers Have Standing to Defend the Law; Full Decision, Summary

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Full decision Press release and summary Latest from Twitter The fight over Proposition 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban, is going to continue if a federal appeals court follows the opinion set forth in today’s unanimous state Supreme Court ruling. The court ruled that Prop 8 proponents do indeed have “standing” (the legal right to be […]

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California Supreme Court to Issue Ruling on Prop 8 Standing Tomorrow

November 16, 2011 | 12:31 pm

California Supreme Court to Issue Ruling on Prop 8 Standing Tomorrow

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Update Thursday, Nov 17: The court has ruled unanimously to grant Prop 8 proponents standing. Click here for the story. From the court: San Francisco – The California Supreme Court today announced that it will file a written opinion at 10 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011, in Perry v. Brown, S189476, a case that […]

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September 19, 2011 | 10:12 am

Federal Judge Grants Motion to Release Video of Prop. 8 Trial; Watch Video Clip From Trial

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Tweets from Scott Shafer here. Federal judge in SF grants motion to release video tapes of the #Prop. 8 trial. — Scott Shafer (@scottshafer) September 19, 2011 Judge James Ware finds “no compelling reason” to keep #Prop 8 trial tapes sealed. Order stayed until Sept. 30 at request of backers. — Scott Shafer (@scottshafer) September […]

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August 29, 2011 | 3:27 pm

Prop 8 Judge Says He’ll Rule Quickly on Release of Trial Video; Main Issue of Legal Standing to Be Heard Next Week

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At today’s hearing on whether to release the Prop. 8 trial recordings, federal Judge James Ware noted that on his way into the building this morning he saw a woman holding a sign that read “Free the Tapes.” That elicited giggles in the courtroom (the woman later showed up to a post-hearing press conference with […]

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Interview: Analyzing the Upcoming Legal Question That Could Kill Prop 8

August 3, 2011 | 1:34 pm

Interview: Analyzing the Upcoming Legal Question That Could Kill Prop 8

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Last week the California Supreme Court announced the next chapter in the long saga of Proposition 8 would be written September 6, when it will hear oral arguments on the question of standing. The court’s legal opinion on this issue may very well determine the fate of Proposition 8, the voter-approved initiative that banned same-sex […]

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Analysis: Prop 8 Standing Question May Be a Close Call; Oral Arguments Set for Sept 6

August 2, 2011 | 10:20 am

Analysis: Prop 8 Standing Question May Be a Close Call; Oral Arguments Set for Sept 6

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Months after agreeing to a request by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court has set a date (September 6th) for oral arguments to consider whether state law allows proponents of ballot measures to defend them in court when no one else will. The 9th Circuit panel hearing the appeal of Judge […]

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