There’s an interesting tidbit in the government’s mediation questionnaire in anticipation of their appeal of Vaughn Walker’s decision that al-Haramain had been illegally wiretapped and was entitled to damages. The government is willing to negotiate. In response to the direction, “Provide any other information that might affect the suitability of this case for mediation,” the [...]
|By: emptywheel Monday March 7, 2011 12:00 pm|
|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 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 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 Monday August 16, 2010 3:55 pm|
The 9th Circuit has granted the request for stay in the Perry Prop 8 case.
|By: bmaz Thursday August 12, 2010 12:45 pm|
Judge Walker has made his decision on the motion to stay his judgment in the Proposition 8 case.
|By: bmaz Friday August 6, 2010 7:16 pm|
The governor and Attorney General of the State of California have filed formal briefs opposing the stay of Judge Walker’s decision in the Proposition 8 case that the law is unconstitutional and cannot stand. This gives cover to Judge Walker to deny the stay and he is likely to do just that.
|By: emptywheel Friday August 6, 2010 11:57 am|
There was a fair amount of attention to Vaughn Walker’s scathing dismissal of professional anti-gay “scholar” David Blankenhorn’s testimony in the Prop 8 trial. The court now determines that Blankenhorn’s testimony constitutes inadmissible opinion testimony that should be given essentially no weight. But I’ve seen little commentary on the fate to which Walker consigned Dr. [...]
|By: bmaz Wednesday August 4, 2010 2:10 pm|
The decision from Judge Vaughn Walker is in and the hatred and discrimination of California’s Proposition 8 has been overturned and declared unconstitutional.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday August 4, 2010 10:47 am|
You know how the Defendant-Intervenors submitted a premature request for a stay in the Prop 8 case yesterday? Well, the plaintiffs have now asked Judge Walker not to issue a stay without giving plaintiffs a time to weigh in. Dear Chief Judge Walker: I write on behalf of Plaintiffs in response to the obviously premature [...]