Perry v. Schwarzenegger ruling tomorrow

Timothy Kincaid

August 3rd, 2010

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California has announced that Chief Justice Walker Vaughn’s decision on Perry v. Schwarzenegger – the federal case seeking to overturn Proposition 8 – will be available tomorrow. We will post the decision once we have it.

UPDATE: The decision is expected to become available between 1 and 3pm PDT.

UPDATE TWO: The supporters of Proposition 8 have already filed a request for stay of judgment pending appeal. In other words, if the court rules that Proposition 8 is a violation of the US Constitution, the supporters want for there to be no new same-sex marriages until they can appeal the decision to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and a decision is made by that court.

daftpunkydavid

August 3rd, 2010

is there any indication of the time the decision will be made available? thanks.

hyhybt

August 3rd, 2010

Too bad the trial ended too early to stretch this until after the election; if his ruling is favorable, it could make the Federal Marriage Amendment an election issue again. Of course, if he upholds P8, well, there’s no good time for that.

beachewtoy75

August 3rd, 2010

Here is a link to get the email from the court

https://ecf.cand.uscourts.gov/cand/09cv2292/

OR:

Subscribing to (joining) or unsubscribing (leaving) from our lists is very simple and is done by the subscribers themselves:

Create a new e-mail addressed to:
LISTSERV@NYED.USCOURTS.GOV

Please note that all commands/requests are sent to this same e-mail address, not anywhere else.

Leave the subject line blank. Words sent in the subject line may cause an error message to be returned.

To subscribe to (join) an individual list, place the following text exactly as shown in the BODY of your e-mail:
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The “listserv” system requires a name at the end of the command, but the court does not require or use this information, so you still must include the word anonymous at the end of the command, or it will fail

Joe

August 3rd, 2010

I can only imagine what affect this will have on the confirmation of Elena Kagan. You can bet that if the court rules tomorrow that Prop 8 was unconstitutional, the conservatives will work overtime to thwart her confirmation in the last hours before the Senate votes on Thursday.

Greg

August 3rd, 2010

@hyhybt and Joe

Unless same-sex marriage were passed at the end of time, there would always be another election coming up or another piece of legislation or another administration nomination. And any time the Democrats lose, it will still be because the uppity gays don’t know their place and keep thinking that we deserve equal rights.

hyhybt

August 3rd, 2010

I know it

MIhangel apYrs

August 3rd, 2010

Greg
I think that’s the aim of the haters.

Mark F.

August 4th, 2010

Kagan is on record as saying she thinks there is no Constitutional right to same sex marriage, not that she couldn’t change her mind.

Jaft

August 4th, 2010

Today – today is a day to rejoice: http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2010/08/eek-the-prop8-decision-is-here.html

Matt

August 4th, 2010

News is breaking- Prop 8 struck down as unconstitutional:
http://www.goodasyou.org/good_as_you/2010/08/eek-the-prop8-decision-is-here.html

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