The Hype on the Obama Ground Game, and Why It May Not Be As Giant a Factor

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 11:47 am

In a briefing in Charlotte today, Jim Messina expanded on a theme I’ve seen quite a bit of recently, that the Democratic ground game will provide the edge in the 2012 election. “On the ground we continue to see just incredible enthusiasm,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said at the ABC News/Yahoo News Newsmaker forum [...]

Prop 8 Proponents Ask for Re-hearing in Ninth Circuit

By: Tuesday February 21, 2012 1:01 pm

This is a bit of a surprise. In a move that buys time before the ultimate reckoning from the Supreme Court, the proponents of Proposition 8 asked for an en banc re-hearing of their case before the full Ninth Circuit. This will add a step to the legal outcome of Prop 8, which a three-judge [...]

Prop 8 Proponents Will Appeal Directly to Supreme Court

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 8:15 am

Supporters of Proposition 8, the California initiative banning marriage equality, which was declared unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, plan to take their fight directly to the Supreme Court, if their reaction to yesterday’s ruling is accurate. In a statement by Andy Pugno, general counsel for ProtectMarriage.com, the official proponents of Prop [...]

What’s Next for the Prop 8 Case

By: Tuesday February 7, 2012 11:01 am

As you may know, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals found California’s Proposition 8 unconstitutional this morning. This furthers a process that will almost certainly end in the Supreme Court, with a precedent-setting ruling on the right of same-sex couples to marry. However, the ruling today is limited to the circumstances of the California initiative, [...]

Prop 8 Supporters Try to Gay-Bait Vaughn Walker in New Appeal

By: Tuesday April 26, 2011 8:30 am

This is really ugly: Rumors swirled that the federal judge who had struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban last summer was gay, but the lawyers charged with defending the measure remained silent on the subject. Their preferred strategy for getting the ruling overturned on appeal was to focus on the law, not a judge’s personal [...]

9th Circuit Asks CA Supreme Court to Rule on Standing in Prop 8 Case

By: Tuesday January 4, 2011 11:57 am

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals partially rejected standing for one set of opponents of gay marriage in the Prop 8 case, and remanded the question of standing for another set over to the California Supreme Court. Two separate groups sought to appeal the ruling from US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, who determined in [...]

Ninth Circuit Hears Prop 8 Trial Today

By: Monday December 6, 2010 9:23 am

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments today in the Prop 8 trial, known as Perry v. Schwarzenegger. As anyone who’s been following FDL’s coverage of the Prop 8 trial knows, US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California’s Prop 8, ruling it unconstitutional. The Defendant-Intervenors (who support [...]

Ninth Circuit Grants Stay in Prop 8 Trial, But Hearing Will Address Standing

By: Monday August 16, 2010 4:30 pm

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has granted a stay to supporters of Prop 8 pending a hearing challenging the ruling by US District Court judge Vaughn Walker. However, the order asks for both parties to address the question of whether the Prop 8 supporters filing the appeal actually have standing to do so. Here [...]

Intervenors File Motion for Stay of Prop 8 Ruling with Ninth Circuit

By: Friday August 13, 2010 10:35 am

As expected, ProtectMarriage.com has filed an emergency stay of Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling in the Prop 8 trial with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The stay that Walker put on his ruling will expire on August 18 absent any action from the Ninth Circuit. A copy of the Emergency Motion for Stay Pending Appeal [...]

Report: Walker Denies Motion to Stay Prop 8 Case: Same Sex Couples Can Marry in California

By: Thursday August 12, 2010 12:17 pm

According to various unsourced reports, Judge Vaughn Walker has just denied the motion by the Defendant-Intervenors to stay his ruling in the Prop 8 trial which overturned the ballot initiative. This means that same-sex couples can marry again in California, regardless of the appeals process through the 9th Circuit and the Supreme Court. Only by [...]

Ruling on Stay Expected Today in Prop 8 Case

By: Thursday August 12, 2010 6:15 am

US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker will issue a ruling today on whether same-sex couples can immediately marry in California, or whether they will have to wait for the outcome of an appeal to his ruling overturning Proposition 8. After issuing his initial ruling, Walker put in place a temporary stay, while both sides prepared [...]

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