August 03, 2010
Speaking of Prop. 8...
How confident are Prop. 8 supporters that they are going to lose tomorrow, when Judge Walker issues his decision on constitutional issues? They've already filed papers asking for him to stay his ruling pending appeal (which is a prerequisite to seeking a stay in the Ninth Circuit). That stay request will be heard by a motions panel of the Ninth Circuit, which is made up this month of Judges Leavy, Hawkins, and Thomas. Not a great draw for Prop. 8 supporters. A stay request could go potentially to Justice Kennedy at the Supreme Court within days.