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    Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: 9th Circuit Grants Stay Pending Appeal in Prop. 8 Case


    It seems that same sex marriage is going to have to wait until after the 9th hears the case after all.
     
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    You now and i know that his is going all the way to Supreme court.
     
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    I think the 9th made the right decision. Allowing people to marry under a decision on appeal like this would create a cloud on the title to real property, etc. The confusion would last for years....better that people should wait a few more months and get clearance.

    I think the 9th will affirm and the Gang of Nine will decline to take up the case. (Or else the 9th will dismiss for lack of standing...not a very satisfactory end to the proceedings.)

    What say you?
     
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    Wow! Sort of. The case has some credibility as far as being argued and won by either side. If it weren't, if the appellate court had thought the anti-gay marriage folks had no chance of winning, they would have kept the injunction against prop 8.

    The prop 8 people still have a long way to go. Their own experts sunk them during the federal court case. They'd better have a plan B or they are going to lose before they even know it.
     
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    If the 9th dismisses for lack of standing they might also have to vacate the decision and order the case back to the court to be reheard. If the parties do not have standing to appeal then they also did not have standing to bring the original case. That might make thing really interesting.
     
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    Federal panel puts same-sex marriage on hold as appeal of Prop. 8 ruling goes forward

    The decision by three judges from the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upsets gay couples in California who had hoped to wed this week. But a legal expert says the ruling could be a strategic victory for Prop. 8 opponents.

    Gay marriage: Federal panel puts same-sex marriage on hold as appeal of Prop. 8 ruling goes forward - latimes.com

    The brief order by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals prevents an early showdown on the marriage question at the U.S. Supreme Court. Challengers of the marriage ban said they would not appeal Monday's order.
     
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    enough with your obnoxious font!!!!!


    you are a moron.
     
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    when you reply to madeline-twat, can you lower the font?
     
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    Sua sponte in the 9th?

    I wouldn't hold your breath it will be heard past the AIII issue. But they're doing the right thing, IMO.
     
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    I'm not so sure. The standing of the plaintiffs in District Court is on solid ground. When the CA Attorney General declined to participate, you could say (though obviously it is not quite accurate) that the opponents of Prop 8 took a default judgment against the state.

    Allowing this Family Counsel Group (sorry, couldn't figure out the name), who had to file in District Court as a "friend of the court" to take the appeal when the state did not grants them party status, perhaps improperly.
     

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