• The Supreme Court Announces It Will Take Up the Prop 8 Case on March 26

  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Hears the Case on Prop 8

  • The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Prop 8 is Unconstitutional

  • Prop 8 Supporters Appeal to Supreme Court

Judge Walker’s Retirement: Was Prop8 Decision Ideological or Career Stepping Stone

From Ed Whelan: “Applying Ockham’s razor, I will readily presume that Walker’s wild course of misconduct in the anti-Prop 8 case was driven entirely by his ideological fervor for same-sex marriage and that Walker wasn’t also trying to feather his own post-judicial nest.  That said, if he were trying to feather his nest, his high-profile invention of a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, including his remarkable (and overturned) denial of a stay of his judgment pending appeal, would be one way to build a lot of goodwill among many prospective San Francisco employers. . .

“The entire anti-Prop 8 farce would be complete if Walker were to join either Ted Olson’s or David Boies’ firm.  But negotiations could be complicated  if Walker were to make a well-deserved request for back pay.”

Read Ed’s Complete Post Here.

on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm | NOM Staff

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Goodbye Judge Walker?

The Associated Press—which appears to have the inside about Judge Walker—says he's stepping down at the end of the year.  This may explain his “unjudgelike” behavior in the Prop 8 trial.

His swan song will win him great plaudits in his hometown and make him a hot commodity.  All he had to do to win this applause is trash the rights of 7 million Californians.

Read the SF Chronicle story here.

on Thursday, September 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm | NOM Staff

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13 State Attorneys General Ask 9th Circuit to Overrule Walker

The attorneys general of 13 states have signed onto an amicus brief, defending the rights of voters in their states to determine the meaning of marriage through the democratic process. Contra California attorney general Jerry Brown, these attorneys generals affirmed that a key state interest in marriage is “responsible procreation.”

Attorneys general in Indiana, Virginia, Michigan and Louisiana took the lead in crafting the brief.  It was also signed by Wyoming, Alabama, Alaska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Florida, Utah, Idaho, and Nebraska

Read their brief here.

on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 8:40 am | NOM Staff

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