By Jacob Combs Huge news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just lifted the stay on Judge Vaughn Walker’s district court ruling striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. More from the Los Angeles Times: The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California. The [...]
Retired federal court Judge Vaughn Walker, who penned the 2010 decision declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional under the California state constitution, spoke to ABC 7 yesterday following the landmark decisions by the Supreme Court, and he says, regarding the ruling on Prop 8, that he was "not surprised." [ more › ]
It’s been three years since Northern California District Court Judge Vaughn Walker found Prop. 8—the ban on same-sex marriage, narrowly approved by fifty-two per cent of California voters in 2008—unconstitutional. But, as I wrote atShow More Summary
By ARI EZRA WALDMAN The freedom to marry will soon return to California thanks to the Supreme Court's decision that the Prop 8 proponents lacked the right to appeal Judge Vaughn Walker's original decision declaring Prop 8 unconstitional. This opinion...
Prop 8, the 2008 California ballot proposition that banned same-sex marriage in the state, was not ruled on by the Supreme Court in their 2013 decisions, which means the 2010 ruling by trial judge Vaughn Walker stands.
I was honored to be in attendance at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on May 23, 2013, in Palm Springs, Calif., at which retired Ninth Circuit Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker gave the keynote address. I bring you the speech in its entirety.
The federal appeals system – particularly, the usually leftist-activist Appeals Court for the 9th Circuit – will soon begin reviewing the illogical ruling by gay US District Judge Vaughn Walker that the...
by Kirsten Andersen WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recently discovered cache of e-mails raises the question of whether Vaughn R. Walker, the judge who blocked California’s Proposition 8 which protected traditional marriage, had an inappropriately close relationship with the attorneys…
Three months ago now-retired Prop 8 Judge Vaughn Walker emailed Ted Olson to ask whether he should attend next week's oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Armed (somehow) with a copy of that email, Protect Marriage is claiming that Walker's...Show More Summary
Vaughn R. Walker, retired judge who overturned California's Proposition 8 in 2010 asked attorneys who will be defending same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court next week if he could attend oral arguments, as revealed Friday morning in a series of emails posted by conservative blogger Patrick Frey aka Pattterico. Show More Summary
Vaughn R. Walker, the judge who struck down Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban, sought Ted Olson’s opinion regarding whether Walker should attend next week’s Supreme Court arguments on the gay marriage cases. Olson was one of the lawyers who successfully persuaded Judge Walker to strike down Proposition 8 after a trial held in 2010. [...]
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Prop. 8 Judge: the Bigots Whiffed One of the seemingly reluctant heroes of the modern LGBT rights movement is Judge Vaughn Walker, who presided over the Prop. 8 trial and issued a ruling declaring the odious thing---passed by voters 52-48 in 2008 after being bamboozled by conservatives---unconstitutional. Show More Summary
By Jacob Combs Former Judge Vaughn Walker (Photo by Karl Mondon for the San Jose Mercury News) Since the resolution of the Proposition 8 case in a San Francisco district court in 2010, Vaughn Walker, the former judge who presided over the trial, has kept a low profile. When his sexual orientation was brought up [...]
Judge Vaughn Walker, who struck down Proposition 8, reflects on the case as SCOTUS prepares to take it up, in a conversation with the Mercury News: Walker wasn't always so sure the Proposition 8 case would reach the Supreme Court,.....
He’s back. And he seems to be arguing, without coming right out and saying so, that marriage can be re-defined by the courts when public opinion reaches a point at which, well, at a point when the judge figures it’s time. Vaughn Walker is, of course, the former trial judge in the Prop 8 case [...]
Where were you on August 4, 2010? A small group of LGBT organizers spent the morning huddled at the Federal District Court building in San Francisco, waiting for Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling on Prop 8 to arrive. And when it did, whoo boy, was it a good one. Two years later, as the case approaches the [...]
Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in his decision overturning Proposition 8 that social science had disproven the idea that children benefit from being raised by their mom and dad in a marriage. The American Psychological Association has issued...Show More Summary
Brad Pitt will be joining Martin Sheen, George Clooney, Kevin Bacon, and several other Hollywood stars for a reading of the new play, “8,” about prop 8 and gay marriage rights. The American Foundation for Equal Rights and Broadway Impact announced that the all-star cast will perform a reading of the play on March 3rd. [...]Show More Summary
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision today in Perry v. Brown did not say that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to wed, (like Judge Vaughn Walker's previous ruling in the case), nor did it immediately lift the California Prop 8 same-sex marriage ban. Instead, Judge Stephen Reinhardt's narrowly-tailored......
Here’s the news from Big Government. Excerpt: Today, the 9th Circuit upheld the absurd ruling of Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California, striking down Proposition 8, the voter-approved constitutional amendment that would uphold traditional marriage in the state. Show More Summary