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Other Prop 8 briefs this week

Prop 8 trial

By Adam Bink

A few briefs this week submitted that I haven’t had a chance to cover:

From the Pacific Justice Institute on behalf of Rev. Joshua Beckley, arguing over the issue of standing:

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Judicial Watch, over the same issue:

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And a great brief submitted by Equality California, NCLR, and Lambda Legal, which can be found here (PDF):

2011-05-02 EQCA, NCLR, Lambda Legal Amicus Brief


  • 1. Sagesse  |  May 6, 2011 at 4:22 am

    For later.

  • 2. JonT  |  May 6, 2011 at 4:37 am

  • 3. Alan E.  |  May 6, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Is there a merit badge for reading trough all of these?

  • 4. Rev. Will Fisher  |  May 6, 2011 at 4:49 am

    If you translate them into English, yes!

  • 5. Ann S.  |  May 6, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Yes, but you have to do a book report in front of the whole class.

  • 6. Rhie  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Checkin da box

  • 7. Kathleen  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:42 am

    With visual aids.

  • 8. Ann S.  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:43 am

    And acting out the highlights.

  • 9. JonT  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:46 am

    In song form. :)

  • 10. nightshayde  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Or at least in interpretive dance.

  • 11. Kathleen  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:55 am

    Here's a summary of all the amicus briefs submitted this week in the California Supreme Court:

    Attorney General Kamala Harris

    California Faith for Equality et al

    Amicus Brief of League of Women Voters of California

    Amicus Brief of Equality California, et al

  • 12. Kathleen  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:55 am

    All the above are in support of Plaintiffs

    … and (also in support of Plaintiffs)

    Amicus Brief of Counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Mateo and Sonoma and Cities of Oakland, Cloverdale and Santa Cruz

  • 13. Kathleen  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:56 am

    … also for Plaintiffs:

    Amicus brief of Jon B. Eisenberg and Professor Laurie L. Levenson

  • 14. Kathleen  |  May 6, 2011 at 5:57 am

    In support of Proponents:

    Amicus Brief of Judicial Watch, Inc
    (embedded above)

    Amicus Brief of Joshua Beckley
    (embedded above)

    Amicus Brief of Pacific Legal Foundation, et al

    Amicus Brief of Center For Constitutional Jurisprudence

    + Margie Reilly – Don't have a copy of her current filing, but it's most likely the same one she filed earlier and was told to refile at the appropriate time:

  • 15. 415kathleenk  |  May 6, 2011 at 6:37 am

    I am reading the plaintiffs' amicus curiiae briefs and avoiding those for the proponents

    so my head will not explode from an overload of bad reasoning, obfuscation, and just plain balderdsash

  • 16. 415kathleenk  |  May 6, 2011 at 6:39 am


  • 17. Carpool Cookie  |  May 6, 2011 at 6:45 am

    "Is there a merit badge for reading trough all of these?"

    Well, I know it's worth extra Home Depot Points if you also post a summary…which you do through IGGYACK – the International Glamour-Gay-Yentas Agenda Council Korner. (I think that's the name it's going by now??)

  • 18. AnonyGrl  |  May 6, 2011 at 7:02 am

    (….composing the musical accompaniment even as we speak… it has lots of trumpets and happy cymbals crashing, and, for the point where Cooper shows up, some of that WAH Wah wah trombone stuff. :)

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