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Jun 26 2013

Partial Victory in Prop 8 and DOMA – Early Analysis

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My predictions have turned out to be correct — gay marriage will now be federally recognized and legal in California, but not universally legalized. DOMA IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL at least partly thanks to equal protection and not just states rights, that’s a big victory.  The opinion is here.  This is huge news for immigration and taxes …

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Mar 26 2013

Prop 8 Media Appearances Round Up (UPDATED)

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NEW: Me on Politico video where you can see just how terrible the conditions were. NEW: Same photo in galleries at the LA Times and Politico.  You can see how creepy the statue is in the LA Times version. Me on the NYTimes video talking about waiting to get in. Me talking to CBS Los Angeles about …

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Mar 25 2013

Prop 8 at scotus , in line

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It’s cold and snowing. I’m 51st in line. Interesting people, mostly pro equality. Chilling under my tarp Edit: more pics

Dec 07 2012

What Prop 8 and DOMA rulings from SCOTUS could mean

Today SCOTUS agreed to hear two of the gay marriage cases that had been submitted to them, and they were the two big ones — Proposition 8, California’s anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment, and DOMA, a law passed by Congress to prevent the federal government from granting federal benefits to those who are gay married. The …

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Sep 24 2012

Prop 8 Update: on the SCOTUS conference docket

The first SCOTUS conference of the session is today and both DOMA (multiple cases) and Prop 8 are on the docket, meaning the Court will (probably) decide whether to take one or the other up in the next term. The votes of four justices are required for a case to be heard by the Court. …

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Jun 13 2011

Prop 8 Comics Presents: Too Gay for the Bench

Jun 13 2011

Prop 8 Trial Today: Is Walker Too Gay to Judge?

This will be brief because I’m on my lunch break, but today in California they are deciding whether Judge Walker’s decision on Prop 8 should be thrown out because he’s gay and therefore can’t be a judge on gay rights as well as determining whether the tapes of the trial should be locked up from …

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Apr 16 2011

Releasing the Prop 8 Videos

  People in an open society do not demand infallibility in their institutions, but it is difficult for them to accept what they are prohibited from observing - Chief Justice Berger Former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, who presided over the Prop 8 trial, recently used some of the video that was taken during the case as part of a lecture. …

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Dec 07 2010

The Long Road to a Final Opinion on Prop 8

Yesterday was the presentation of the case to the 9th circuit.  Now, it’s not the full 9th circuit, which means that whatever these three judges decide, they may well have to reconvene with the rest of the 9th circuit if whoever loses this round decides to appeal.  It’s sort of a weird situation but it …

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Dec 06 2010

Prop 8 FlowChart

I think this is accurate, it’s all a bit complicated and weird.

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