Monthly Archives: September 2010

Judge Retires With a Bang

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Vaughn Walker announced Wednesday that he is retiring from the federal bench. Walker is known as a Republican with a strong independent streak and his decision in August striking down California‚Äôs Proposition 8 banning same sex marriage cemented that reputation. … Continue reading »


Lots of "friends" for and against Prop. 8

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A legal tsunami of Amicus curiae or “friend of the court” briefs are washing over the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, where a three-judge panel will consider Judge Vaugh Walker’s August decision striking down Prop. 8. A quick scan of … Continue reading »


Abel Is Unwilling.

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Supporters of Prop. 8 spotted an opening to get the state to file an appeal on behalf of the measure. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has declined to file that appeal, saying he supported Judge Walker’s decision striking it down. With Arnold … Continue reading »


Schwarzenegger, Brown Respond to State High Court

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The State Supreme Court ordered Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to respond to an emergency petition filed by the Pacific Justice Institute (PJI) on Tuesday.


Duty to Defend?

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Update: The Third District Court of Appeal denied a conservative legal group’s request to force Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown to defend the same-sex marriage ban. — A conservative legal group in Sacramento is trying to force Governor … Continue reading »