Tag Archives: perry v. schwarzenegger

Kagan’s recusals — potential barrier to pro-gay rulings

At first glance, it might draw a yawn: Elena Kagan, the U.S. Supreme Court’s newest member, has recused herself from some upcoming cases. But ruminate for a few minutes over this list of cases that could be before the court

California Supreme Court says no to appeal

The California Supreme Court Wednesday night denied a petition from a conservative group seeking to force California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to participate in an appeal of the Proposition 8 case.

Schwarzenegger under pressure from Republicans to defend Prop 8

Supporters of Proposition 8 this month conjured up the ghost of Ronald Reagan to defend the voter-approved state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. But, so far, it hasn’t worked.

9th Circuit extends stay, expedites appeal

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals issued an order granting Yes on 8’s request for a stay of Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.

Judge gives six more days on delay for Prop 8 appeal

There were cheers outside San Francisco City Hall as news emerged that Judge Vaughn Walker had denied a request to delay enforcement of his ruling against Proposition 8. But those cheers were mitigated when details of the judge’s order were

Prop 8 update – a triple waiting game

The waiting game around the Proposition 8 challenge in a federal court in San Francisco grows curiouser and curiouser. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has issued his decision in the case. Now, people interested in the case are waiting again—this

Yes on 8 files appeal of decision, awaits action on request

As expected, attorneys for the Yes on 8 campaign which secured passage of Proposition 8 in November 2008 filed notice of appeal of the U.S. District Court ruling in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. The appeal was filed one day after Judge

Walker: Same-sex marriage ban is ‘an artifact’ of the past

In an historic, potent, and eloquent decision, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled Wednesday, August 4, that California’s constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage violates the federal constitution’s guarantees to equal protection and due process of law.

Yes on 8 petitions for stay of decision before issued

Attorneys representing supporters of Proposition 8 filed a motion with U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker Tuesday asking that—if he should rule Wednesday in favor of Proposition 8 opponents—he issue a stay of his decision to enable them to appeal.

Prop 8 closing: Fear v. Equality

There were so many people trying to get in to watch the final day of the landmark trial challenging California’s same-sex marriage ban, the court staff had to set up an additional overflow room for observers.