Posts tagged "Proposition 8"

Ted Olson: the Super Lawyers interview

Olson-2.jpgOur discussion with Ted Olson of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, who's arguably the most powerful private-sector lawyer in the world right now, is available here. He comments on Bush v. Gore, Citizens United and why he considers his work on Proposition 8 more imporant than either one of them.

Ted Olson's Take on Proposition 8

Ted.jpgBy a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot measure that limited marriage to one man and one woman, is in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The architects of the amendment have pledged to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, which is likely to hear it next year.

Jeremy Goldman on Proposition 8 play: "It's a wonderful idea."

As a law school student at Yale, Jeremy Goldman was enraptured by David Boies' commanding, if losing, performance in Bush v. Gore, the U.S. Supreme Court case that reversed the Florida Supreme Court's request for a ballot recount, awarding the state's 25 electoral votes--and the 2000 presidential election--to George W. Bush. So enraptured, in fact, that he sought and scored a gig working with Boies' firm, Boies Schiller, in its Oakland office. When Proposition 8--the 2008 amendment that ruled that same-sex couples could not marry in California--started heating up, Goldman asked Boies to become involved, eventually earning a spot as second chair to Boies at the 2010 trial to overturn Prop 8. "I would say that the trial compellingly demonstrated that no evidence supports the arguments in favor of Proposition 8," Goldman told us in March.