Monthly Archives: April 2011

9th Circuit Punts on Prop. 8 Tapes

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   The 9th Circuit of Appeals panel considering the appeal to Judge Walker’s ruling today declined to force him to return copies of the Prop. 8 trial videos. Instead, they issued an order kicking it back down to the District Court, … Continue reading »

Judge Fast Tracks Motion to Toss Ruling

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  James Ware, Chief Judge of the Northern District of California, today issued an order expediting the hearing schedule for efforts have Judge Walker’s Prop. 8 decision striking down Prop. 8 vacated. “Due to the nature of the Motion,” Ware wrote, “the … Continue reading »

Prop. 8 Backers: "Judge was biased"

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Some are calling it a “hail Mary” legal move, but backers of Proposition 8 filed a motion in federal court Monday calling on the Chief Judge who replaced Vaughn Walker to throw out Walker’s sweeping 2010 decision striking down the ballot … Continue reading »

Walker Replaces Prop. 8 Video with Nazi Trial

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Although Judge Vaughn Walker informed the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals last week that he was planning to use the excerpt from the Prop. 8 trial again this week in a talk at Gonzaga University Law School, a spokeswoman now … Continue reading »

Push to Unseal the Video

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   A coalition of media, including the Los Angeles Times, CNN and KQED, is joining the legal fray over the Prop. 8 video tapes. In papers filed April 18th attorneys for the coalition indicate they want to join the motion … Continue reading »

Walker Responds

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    Retired federal judge Vaughn Walker today responded to a complaint that he illegally used a video clip of the Prop. 8 trial during a presentation he made at the University of Arizona.     In a letter to the 9th … Continue reading »

Judge's use of trial video clip under fire

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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 … Continue reading »