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OneNewsNow.com: Thomasson expects the case to land in the nation’s highest court, with Justice Anthony Kennedy casting the deciding vote. In fact, Alliance Defense Fund says it will do exactly that (see accompanying video of ADF general counsel Alan Sears). [Brian Raum also quoted]
Alex Pareene writing at Salon: “Reagan nominee Vaughn Walker made a striking ruling — and wrote a remarkable decision — that destroyed the legal case against marriage equality for gays and lesbians . . . California attorney general Jerry Brown refused to defend Proposition 8, leaving the anti-equality argument to an array of well-funded conservative groups like the Alliance Defense Fund and Campaign for California Families . . . ‘I think he believes that he’s accomplished what he’s set out to accomplish, and now he’s interested in living the rest of his life and not being chained to a court calendar,’ U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said.”
Washington Post (AP): ‘”Campaign has failed to offer any argument that differs from those raised by’ the parties already officially fighting the lawsuit, Boies and Olson wrote. The lawyers said all of the organization’s concerns are being addressed by lawyers with the Alliance Defense Fund, which the judge has allowed to intervene to argue against the lawsuit.”
But [Campaign for Cal. Families] now says it was never a true party to the marriage cases and shouldn’t have to pay the $12,000 in court costs ordered by S.F. Superior Court Judge Richard Kramer for those pre-Proposition 8 battles . . .