I searched for news about this on DKos and found nothing so thought I'd post. Found it over at Democratic Underground. The two principal attoneys from Bush v Gore have joined forces to overturn Proposition 8 at the Federal Level. It will probably take years for it to wind up in the U.S. Supreme Court but I'm still worried that they're moving too fast. In the meantime, they're asking for a preliminary injunction to prevent Proposition 8's enforcement.
I think we need to get rid of one of the right wing Supremes before Gay Marriage issue goes to the Supreme Court, but I guess there's not much I can do except cross my fingers and hope and pray that these two preeminent attorneys know what they're doing. I think it's fascinating that these two rivals are now joining forces in a righteous cause.
Here's the story form the AP:
LOS ANGELES — Two of the nation's top litigators who opposed each other in the Bush v. Gore election challenge in 2000 have joined forces to seek federal court intervention in California's gay marriage controversy.
Theodore B. Olson and David Boies have filed a U.S. District Court lawsuit on behalf of two gay men and two gay women, arguing that the California constitutional amendment eliminating the right of gay couples to marry violates the U.S. constitutional guarantee of equal protection and due process.
Olson said today that he hopes the case will wind up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The lawsuit seeks a preliminary injunction against California's Proposition 8 until the case is resolved.
Godspeeds Messrs. Olson and Boies. If anyone can persuade the Supremes, it must be one (or both) of you.
P.S. How about some recs to keep this discussion going (and I could use some mojo!) (Shameless Pimp, I know. :-) )