Author Archives: Dan Brekke

About Dan Brekke

Dan Brekke has worked in media ever since Nixon's first term, when newspapers were still using hot type. He had moved on to online news by the time Bill Clinton met Monica Lewinsky. He's been at KQED since 2007, is an enthusiastic practitioner of radio and online journalism and will talk to you about absolutely anything.

Prop. 8 Appeal: Now It's Up to the Judges

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KQED’s Scott Shafer was at the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco to cover today’s Proposition 8 arguments. I asked him for his 15-word impression. “Momentous. Historic. I couldn’t help but think of Brown v. Board of Education”–the 1954 … Continue reading »


Proposition 8 Appeals Hearing: Live Blog

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12:45 p.m.: Cooper closes with one last reminder that Colorado Amendment 2, struck down by Romer (1996) is fundamentally different from Proposition 8. Amendment 2 was much more sweeping. The hearing is adjourned. 12:44 p.m.: Cooper: Loving fundamentally different from … Continue reading »


Proposition 8 in the 9th: Pre-Hearing Edition

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Today’s the day the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco hears an appeal of last August’s federal court decision overturning California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. Here are a few readings to get us up to … Continue reading »


Prop. 8 Campaign Makes High Court Cameo

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California’s bitter 2008 campaign over same-sex marriage made a cameo appearance in today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on corporate campaign spending.