Yesterday was the Deadline for Prop 8 Amicus Briefs – Dozens of Them!

Posted on January 16th, 2009 by Katherine Franke

The California Supreme Court set yesterday, January 15th, as the deadline for amicus briefs to be filed in the case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, Strauss v. Horton. As Nan Hunter reports in her blog Hunter of Justice, three dozen groups filed briefs:

Labors unions, churches and advocacy groups spanning the ideological spectrum are weighing in on the effort to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriages…

At least three dozen amicus briefs were submitted by the close of business. More than half of the interested parties, including the California Labor Federation, the California Council of Churches and the League of Women Voters of California, asked the court to invalidate Proposition 8.

Those filing briefs urging the court to uphold the measure included the Family Research Council, the Eagle Forum Education and Legal Defense Fund, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations.

A full list of the briefs filed in favor of overturning Prop 8 is here. The California Supreme Court has a website dedicated to the case where all the briefs and other papers are available here.

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