Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I know that this is a bit delayed, but, since all the members of BBL are gainfully employed (or so I assume), we were unable to post until now. For those unaware, the California Supremes upheld Proposition 8, and therefore, declared that same-sex marriages are no longer legal in California (though, those 18000 marriages performed before today will be unaffected). For previous BBL commentary on Prop. 8 click here, here, and here.

The opinion is here. It's a 185-page doozy, so I'm not reading it until Saturday. One of my colleagues will probably be along shortly to analyze it. As for Fred, he's gots ta get some dinner and watch some Rescue Me.


  1. To follow up on Fred's assurance, I promise to get to it in the next day or so. He's right that we've all got our hands full, but we can't resist with all the interesting legal news today!

  2. this decision was no surprise...how could the Cal SC go against a democratic referendum...not politically feasible

    BTW where is Sotomayor news?

  3. @ Jeff--

    Welcome back. Glad to see you're still spouting off the "democracy is paramount" argument.

    And don't worry, I have a few things I'll be saying about Sotomayor in the due course.


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