Judge Walker gave the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals just 6 days to decide whether or not to overrule his order requiring the immediate issuing of marriage licenses to gay couples. Today the 9th Circuit, one of the most liberal in the country, stepped in to overturn that order, issuing a stay on implementing Judge Walker's ruling while it is appealed. Another smackdown of Judge Walker by an Appeals Court.
The knotty question of "standing" remains in play, however, since Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown have both failed in their duty to defend the voters who passed Prop 8--and Judge Walker kept Imperial County (which opposes same-sex marriage) from intervening in the case (while allowing San Francisco to become a party).
Here's the question for today: If anti-Prop 8 lawyer Ted Olson is so convinced that after his vaunted trial the voters of California have no case--why is he now trying to prevent higher courts from reviewing his handiwork?
The judicial bias has been extraordinary, as once again powerful elites attempt to frustrate the manifest will of the people of California. This fight will continue!
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