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Tag: Vaughn R. Walker

Prop 8 Judge Vaughn Walker: Courts’ Change on Same-Sex Marriage Was ‘Utterly Unimaginable’

June 12, 2013 | 6:00 pm

Prop 8 Judge Vaughn Walker: Courts’ Change on Same-Sex Marriage Was ‘Utterly Unimaginable’

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Ever since he struck down Proposition 8 in 2010, former federal judge Vaughn Walker has maintained a certain distance from the case. That’s probably wise, given that the Supreme Court has yet to make a final determination on his ruling. So when Walker called and invited me to hear him speak about LGBT legal issues […]

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Judge Vaughn Walker’s Use of Trial Video Under Fire From Prop 8 Supporters

April 14, 2011 | 11:37 am

Judge Vaughn Walker’s Use of Trial Video Under Fire From Prop 8 Supporters

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Eight months after his decision striking down Prop. 8, Vaughn Walker is once again infuriating the ballot measure’s backers. Walker, who retired from the bench in February, is under fire for using a 3-minute video clip from last year’s trial during a presentation he made at the University of Arizona. The topic: “Shooting the Messenger: […]

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Judge Vaughn R. Walker, Who Ruled Against Proposition 8, Confirms He’s Gay

April 7, 2011 | 3:13 pm

Judge Vaughn R. Walker, Who Ruled Against Proposition 8, Confirms He’s Gay

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The Chronicle’s Matier & Ross were the first to break the news, such as it was, that the judge who eventually deemed Proposition 8 unconstitutional was himself gay.   Here’s what they wrote on Feb 7, 2010: The biggest open secret in the landmark trial over same-sex marriage being heard in San Francisco is that […]

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