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Gibson Dunn's Theodore B. Olson Named To TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential List
Posted on 12 May 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced that TIME has named Washington, D.C., partner Theodore B. Olson to the 2010 TIME 100, the magazine's annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Olson is recognized... Read More

Closing Arguments Set In California Gay Marriage Trial
Posted on 16 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Closing arguments are scheduled Wednesday in a landmark lawsuit that challenges California's ban on gay marriage. Two same-sex couples are suing to overturn Proposition 8, which voters passed in 2008. Chief U.S. District Judge... Read More

Gay Judge's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Upheld
Posted on 14 Jun 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge on Tuesday upheld a gay judge's ruling to strike down California's same-sex marriage ban. Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware said former Chief Judge Vaughn Walker did not have to divulge whether he wanted... Read More

Appeal Filed Over Gay Marriage Ruling In California
Posted on 5 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Supporters of California's gay marriage ban have filed an appeal of a federal judge's ruling striking down the voter-approved law. The appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday was expected, as lawyers on... Read More

Court Won't Order California To Defend Proposition 8
Posted on 9 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) California's highest court on Wednesday refused to order Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the state's attorney general to appeal a federal ruling that overturned the state's gay marriage ban. The state Supreme Court denied... Read More

Gay Marriage Goes Before Nation's Largest Appeals Court
Posted on 6 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The judge who overturned California's gay marriage ban was unrelenting in his repudiation of the measure, saying such laws are mean-spirited and unconstitutional to the core. It was a harsh yet carefully worded ruling that some... Read More

Opponents Of Gay Marriage Ban Must Release Memos
Posted on 23 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) Civil rights groups that campaigned against California's same-sex marriage ban must surrender some of their internal campaign memos and e-mails to lawyers for the other side, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District... Read More

Evidence Skirmish Could Delay End Of Prop 8 Trial
Posted on 17 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO – (AP) An attempt by civil rights groups to keep sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban from obtaining internal campaign documents could delay a verdict in the federal trial on the constitutionality of Proposition... Read More

Judge Doubts Gay Marriage Ban Backers Can Appeal
Posted on 13 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) The federal judge who overturned California's same-sex marriage ban has more bad news for the measure's sponsors: he not only is unwilling to keep gay couples from marrying beyond next Wednesday, he doubts the ban's backers... Read More

California Gays Must Wait To Wed During Prop 8 Appeal
Posted on 17 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) Gay couples who had been gearing up to get married in California this week had to put their wedding plans on hold once again after a federal appeals court said it first wanted to consider the constitutionality of the state's same... Read More

Judge Overturns California Gay Marriage Ban
Posted on 4 Aug 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday in a landmark case that could eventually land before the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if gays have a constitutional right to marry in America. Chief U.S.... Read More