Judge Walker Returns Tapes, Asks to Avoid Court Appearance


Via Keen News Service:

Former U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker doesn’t want to appear in court next month, when his successor tackles the question of whether Walker’s 10-year relationship with a man should be cause for vacating Walker’s decision to strike down Proposition 8.

Current U.S. District Court Chief Judge James Ware ordered Walker to appear in the San Francisco federal court June 13, to answer why he shouldn’t be required to turn over videotapes of last year’s historic trial challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriages.

... As of Tuesday, May 17, Judge Ware had not indicated whether Walker would be relieved of the order to appear.