Yesterday I highlighted two issues to watch for: role reversal on standing and the importance of the record. Reviewing these two items show a mixed result, but probably one more likely than not to affirm the district court decision (for those not following closely,
By Mike Dorsi
Today a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger (1 PM Eastern/10 AM Pacific, C-SPAN, http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Perryv ), the appeal of Judge Vaughn R. Walker’s ruling that Proposition 8, by banning same-sex marriage in
Quickly following on the heels of an announcement of which 9th Circuit judges would here the federal appeal of Perry v. Schwarzenegger, a suit challenging the constitutionality of CA's gay marriage ban, Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents filed a motion asking Judge Stephen Reinhardt to
A same-sex civil unions bill passed through both chambers of the Illinois state legislature -- the state Senate approved the legislation 32-24 this Wednesday, just one day after the state House voted 61-52 in favor of it on Tuesday. Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to sign
Today the Pentagon released its official report on the effects of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and the results are largely positive. While some opposition and division within the ranks is revealed by the survey, the report concludes by strongly supporting a DADT repeal.
The history of litigation surrounding equality issues often involves the unexpected scenario of rights expansions only occurring when dominant group members claim discrimination under a law. The best example of this is pregnancy leave- women are often not guaranteed sufficient amounts of paid leave to
Is judicial independence the newest partisan football? Speaking to a group of Iowa conservatives Sunday, Former Gov. and current Fox talking head Mike Huckabee expressed hope that Iowans had started a national movement by voting out three judges who agreed to strike a ban on
A vote on repealing the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell law is coming. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid has stated an intention to hold on a vote on DADT as part of the annual Defense Spending Authorization Bill. It is truly surprising to see Mr.
Illinois resident Laine Tadlock, former director of Benedictine University's education program, either resigned or was forced to resign (depending on whose story you believe) because of her same-sex marriage wedding announcement in the State Journal-Register. Tadlock married her partner in Iowa after that state’s Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has denied a request by the Log Cabin Republicans that the stay of an injunction barring enforcement of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals be vacated.
Translating this from lawyer-speak into regular-person speak: the ruling by District