Oral arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, aka the Prop 8 trial, will be held before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today at 1 pm EST, 10 am, PST.Set C-SPAN to stun and get ready for an all out brawl, 9th court style.http://www.afer.org/follow-the-case/“Towleroad hosts a live chat and special coverage during and immediately following the […]
Am I correct in understanding that if the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals agrees with Judge Walker’s decision same-sex marriage will necessarily be legal in the entire jurisdiction of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals? Pictured Below.
On really big decisions, especially ones that involve a lot of media coverage, the court will give the lead counsel the verdict ahead of time so that they can prepare for media and immediate appeals.Vaughn Walker has a history of doing this and last night at 6PM the DIs (villains) filed a motion for Stay Pending […]
Tomorrow, between 1 and 3. I will comment no doubt.Between bronchitis and medicating bronchitis, I’m not terribly awake so… yeah. Just thought I’d tell anyone who hadn’t heard.
Should you wish to read the entire thing, it is available here.From what I can tell, there’s only one argument that Prop 8 Proponents have, which is that only heterosexuals can get accidentally pregnant, so marriage is necessary only for them. It’s a strange argument, no doubt, but it is essentially the only quantitative difference between gays […]
The trial is over for now. In the near future, the judge will call both sides to give their closing arguments. He wants to familiarize himself with all of the documents he’s been given. It’s a lot.Today we learned even more about the defense witness Mr. Blankenhorn, now being called Blankenhorny thanks to a particularly […]
Lead Witness for Banning Gay Marriage: I believe that adoption of same sex marriage would be likely to improve the well-being of gay and lesbian households and their children.This man, Mr. Blankenhorn, is so vitriolically opposed to gay marriage that he’s the primary witness for the defense.He thinks gay marriage will be good for LGBT […]
The defense (yes on 8 ) called it’s first witness. The Plaintiffs objected because they did not consider him to be an expert.During the cross, the Plaintiffs got the witness to admit that DADT and DOMA were “Official Discrimination,” caused the Defense council to object that their own witness was not an expert (to much […]
So, I’ve been trying to figure out how I think SCOTUS breaks down for the Prop8 vote. I am going to be fairly optimistic based on the quality of the argument and Olson’s record with SCOTUS up to now. Argued over 50 cases in front of SCOTUS, has won 3/4ths of them, including the decision […]
Plaintiffs will call Dr William Tam who is a supporter of Prop 8. David Boies will examine.Boies: The Netherlands legalized polygamy? Tam: It shows the moral decay of a liberal country, in their views of sex B: You say here that the Netherlands legalized polygamy and incest after legalizing same sex marriage? T: Yes B: […]