In a landmark decision last week, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in San Francisco struck down California’s controversial and highly debated Proposition 8. Approved by the state’s voters in November 2008, Prop 8 overturned a state supreme court ruling that resulted in the legalization of same-sex marriage.
This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we discuss the implications of this ruling and its prospects for standing up before the Supreme Court. Joining us to help sort this all out are:
- Adam Winkler, professor of constitutional law at UCLA Law School and blogger at The Huffington Post.
- Nelson Tebbe, associate professor of constitutional law at Brooklyn Law School.
- Thomas J. Barbar, c0-chair of the Family Law Section of the Massachusetts Bar Association and principal with the Boston firm Deutsch Williams, Brooks, DeRensis & Holland.
You can listen to the show or download it from the Legal Talk Network.