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  •  I respectfully disagree in part, agree in part (1+ / 0-)
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    Judge Walker is a fine judge and is doing a great job, which he has been known for.  He's very smart, very professional, and very well respected.  He certainly isn't the only closeted gay appointed by President Bush I.  

    Also, props to the Appealing legal team. They are doing great.

    I won't go that far.  They're setting down a course that seems certain for disaster.  Now they may win because there may be divine intervention.  But I don't like what they're doing one bit.  

    That said, I have high hopes that this will turn out differently.  We'll get Prop 8 repealed in 2012 and by that time whatever appeal is waiting in the 9th Circuit will be dismissed on grounds of mootness.  Because however Judge Walker rules, it's going to be appealed and heard by the 9th Circuit and then whatever decision the 3 judge panel renders, the 9th Circuit will hear it en banc.  And then maybe even after it is heard en banc, there may still be a special full court en banch (which they never have called for but have the option to do with all 28 judges sitting on a case....they might do it for something like this).  Given how backlogged the 9th Circuit is, this could take a while.  So that's my hope.  

    •  did you know that everything you say to me (0+ / 0-)

      requires tons of Googling? I love this community again, thanks Socal. :-)

      "But then, liberals always were a little fond of mind control, assuming of course that it was put to good use." -DKos troll

      by teloPariah on Sun Apr 18, 2010 at 11:18:33 PM PDT

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