Tag Archive for Proposition 8

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.

Jerry Brown Seeks to Overturn Proposition H8

BREAKING NEWS - State Attorney General Jerry Brown has asked the California Supreme Court today to invalidate Proposition H8. According to Brown, the November ballot measure banning gay marriage “deprives people of the right to marry, an aspect of liberty that the Supreme Court has concluded is guaranteed by the California Constitution.” Brown, who’s duty is to defend the…

Art Pedroza’s Lowest Blows

Santa Ana Ward 3 council candidate Art Pedroza is perhaps best known for his Orange Juice blog, and while I’m loathe to send him any traffic, this post should tell Santa Ana voters all they need to know of the charatcer of a man seeking to represent them in higher office. In short, he’s not…

UCI’s Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky Says No on 8

Eric Carpenter has a good story over at OCRegister.com regarding Proposition 8 and a talk UCI Law School Dean Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky gave today on the topic. UCI Law dean speaks against gay-marriage ban Professor Erwin Chemerinsky talks at Irvine church whose members are waging fight against Prop. 8. IRVINE – The California Supreme Court’s ruling…

LA Times: NO on Prop 8

The Los Angeles Times has come out against stripped constitutional rights away from Gay and Lesbian couples by firmly coming out against Proposition 8 – the Protect Marriage Amendment. The editors wrote: To be sure, the court overturned Proposition 22, a vote of the people. That is the court’s duty when a law is unconstitutional,…

Some Proposition 8 Updates

Equality For All has just launched a new website for opponents of Proposition 8. Maybe I’m the last one to find out about it. There’s lots of good information on the site. Well done. This past weekend the No On Prop 8 folks held a fundraiser. Did pretty well. $1.6 million! Yeay! Major kudos to…