A professional litigator, who shall remain nameless (because he might have to appear before Judge Walker someday), told me regarding Judge Walker:
"His grandiosity will be his undoing. He's effectively just called any judge or lawyer who thinks this is even a close question stupid. (To say nothing of the wretched majority of voters who actually enacted and support Prop 8.) Good thing. Was worried he might wring his hands and try to feign humility."