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William Fitzgerald loses his lawsuit appeal against OC Board of Supervisors

William Fitzgerald, Photo: OC Register

A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that an Anaheim man’s First Amendment rights were not violated when his speech drew strong reactions at Orange County Board of Supervisors meetings. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also upheld a board rule barring “personal, impertinent, slanderous or profane remarks” at public meetings. But the court made its ruling “unpublished,” meaning it does not set precedent for future cases.

Ninth Circuit Ruling: Prop 8 is Unconstitutional

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The United States Ninth District Court of appeals ruled today that California’s Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. Their ruling upholds the landmark decision by U. S. District Court Judge Vaughn A. Walker declaring that Proposition 8, the voter approved California Constitutional amendment banning same-gender marriage, is unconstitutional.