Category Archives: Judge Walker

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 »

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 »

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’s Proposition 8 banning same sex marriage cemented that reputation. … Continue reading »

Analyzing the Prop. 8 Appeal

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Host Cy Musiker spoke to U.C. Davis law professor Vikram Amar about what happens next to Proposition 8. Musiker: Judge Walker seems to be taking a lot of jabs at the defendants in the Prop 8 case. Amar: Well one … Continue reading »

Breaking News: Stay on Prop. 8 Ruling Will Be Lifted

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U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has lifted the stay on his ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, which has kept same-sex couples from marrying. However, his decision will not take effect until next week. That judgment shall be STAYED until … Continue reading »

Judge Walker to Rule Thursday if Same-Sex Marriages Can Resume

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We received notice from the district court this evening that Judge Walker plans to issue his decision Thursday morning on whether same-sex marriages can resume in California while the supporters of Proposition 8 appeal his ruling from last week. That … Continue reading »

Judge Walker Earns a Gold Medal From Gay Athletes

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The timing of Judge Vaughn Walker’s landmark Prop. 8 ruling has some historic irony.

Breaking: Prop. 8 Ruling Coming Wednesday

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Judge Walker will rule Wednesday on whether Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, violates the U.S. Constitution.