Tag Archive for California Supreme Court

So The Supremes Heard…

And now, they must decide. Is Prop H8 a valid constitutional amendment? Is it an improper attempt to revise the constitution? Are the 18,000 marriages performed last year still valid regardless of the decision on H8? Is there a “third way” to uphold H8 and the May decision by doing away with civil marriage? In…

Prop 8: What’s Really at Stake for the California Supreme Court

The primary legal issue at tomorrow’s hearing before the California Supreme Court on the same sex marriage Prop 8 case is the narrow and extremely arcane question whether Prop 8 is an amendment to the state constitution or a revision of the state constitution. But appellate cases – and especially high profile and controversial appellate cases — are rarely decided on such narrow and arcane questions of law, even though lawyers and judges must pretend that they are. What’s really at stake in the Prop 8 case – and what will probably be the real deciding factor in the California Supreme Court’s decision – is the power and prestige of the California Supreme Court itself.

My Birthday Wish

(Proudly cross-posted at C4O Democrats) In case you didn’t know, my birthday is today. Yay. When I was little, I’d always be excited about a day full of celebration, gifts, and sheer bliss. Now, I just notice myself getting older… And hopefully a little wiser with each passing year. I guess one reason why I…

Eve of Justice This Wednesday!

Please, please, please don’t miss this event! Wednesday night will be our last chance to speak out before the California Supreme Court hears the oral arguments for the Prop H8 lawsuit, so let’s get out, get active, and let our voices be heard! Wednesday, March 4, 5:30-7:00 pm Fairview Community Church, 2525 Fairview Rd, Costa…

NY Times on The Court’s Prop 8 Challenge

Look what I found in today’s New York Times. Apparently, they can’t see why the California Supreme Court should allow Prop H8 to stand. Why? Read this: The court has correctly determined that the equal protection clause prohibits governmental discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, which extends the right of marriage to same-sex couples.…