Monthly Archives: June 2010

What Would Kennedy Do?

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A day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision involving anti-gay discrimination and the First Amendment, the legal team challenging Prop. 8 sent Judge Vaugh Walker a letter. Signed by attorney Theodore Boutrous, Jr, the letter is intended … Continue reading »


Reading Tea Leaves

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The Prop. 8 trial and Wednesday’s closing arguments are grist for discussion and speculation at the Journalist Law School Fellowship at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles this week. I’m here at the invitation of Loyola along with 40 other … Continue reading »


Waiting Begins for Prop. 8 Verdict

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Closing arguments in the federal case against Prop. 8 took place yesterday, and The California Report’s Sarah Varney was at the court. Have a listen to her recap, that aired this morning. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker is expected … Continue reading »


Prop. 8 Outcome Could Have Wide Reach

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The federal Prop. 8 trial wraps up today. If Judge Walker strikes down California’s ban on same-sex marriage, it could influence laws across the country.


Lights, action ... but no cameras

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A coalition of media organizations (including KQED) asked Judge Walker to allow cameras and recording equipment into the courtroom for closing arguments next week — but Wednesday night the Judge said no. This was a replay of an issue resolved … Continue reading »


39 Questions

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A week before closing arguments in the Prop. 8 trial, Judge Vaughn Walker has given attorneys for the plaintiffs and defendants their homework. Walker directed 12 questions to each side and another 15 questions to both. Among the questions he … Continue reading »


Prop. 8 Lawyer Wins GOP Assembly Nod

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Andrew Pugno, the attorney and prime media spokesman for Proposition 8 easily won the Republican nomination for a Sacramento Area Assembly seat on election day. Pugno won 44% of the vote, easily beating out five other candidates. In November, Pugno … Continue reading »