In a late filing in the Northern District of California (NDCA) case of Golinski v. US Department of Personnel Management, the Department of Justice has formally stated that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.
|By: bmaz Friday July 1, 2011 10:32 pm|
|By: bmaz Saturday June 25, 2011 7:55 am|
New York gets it done on marriage equality, and it will have many profound, and positive, ramifications for the Perry Prop 8 case.
|By: bmaz Wednesday February 23, 2011 11:56 am|
The Obama Administration this morning made an abrupt and seismic shift in its legal policy and position on DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). It is a change that will have far reaching and important ramifications, and already has in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger Prop 8 case.
|By: bmaz Tuesday January 4, 2011 1:51 pm|
We have unexpectedly quick news out of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the Perry v. Schwarzenegger Proposition 8 marriage equality appeal. the 9th has dismissed Imperial county’s attempt to intervene, and certified the remainder of the case to the California Supreme Court for a determination of the issue of standing, which it held to be a state law issue.
|By: bmaz Thursday December 16, 2010 1:26 pm|
Do dogmatic conservative religious nutjobs ever stop to think how insane they sound? No. Now they are whining that teh gay are stealing the rainbows.
|By: bmaz Monday December 6, 2010 9:44 am|
Today is oral argument in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in the groundbreaking marriage equality civil rights case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger; join us for a live blog and discussion of the proceedings which are being televised live on CSPAN and numerous other networks and internet feeds.
|By: bmaz Thursday December 2, 2010 9:21 am|
Judge Stephen Reinhardt has denied the spurious motion to disqualify the hating Proponents of Proposition 8 filed against him in the 9th Circuit appeal on Perry v Schwarzenegger.
|By: bmaz Monday November 29, 2010 9:25 am|
When the appeal in Perry v. Scwarzenegger was initially lodged, I put forth the possibility that the panel assigned to hear the full merits appeal in December might be the earlier panel of Judges Wardlaw, Fisher and Berzon, which had heard substantive interlocutory appeals from the trial portion of the case when it was in [...]
|By: bmaz Thursday September 30, 2010 1:37 pm|
Vaughn Walker is retiring and President Obama is way behind the curve on maintaining the health of the Federal judiciary and liberal thought in the judiciary is on its deathbed.
|By: bmaz Friday September 24, 2010 6:22 pm|
The late, but great, news this fine Friday afternoon is the decision of Western District of Washington (WDWA) Judge Ronald Leighton in the case of Air Force Major Margaret Witt finding DADT unconstitutional and reinstating Witt to her military position.