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Prop 8’s Supporters Get to Keep Their Bigot Documents Hidden

Whether you call it a triumph for ProtectMarriage.com, a triumph for the ACLU, or a triumph for free speech, the Ninth U.S. Circuit of Appeals’s unanimous decision to let Prop 8 supporters keep their internal memos private is a bitchslap to Perry v. Schwarzenegger‘s Judge Vaughn Walker, who initially demanded ProtectMarriage’s Charles Cooper turn everything over to the competition. This means Perry‘s plaintiffs, who are looking to have Prop 8 overturned on constitutional grounds, won’t have a sneak peek inside their opponents’ strategy — making it more difficult to prove they pushed for Prop 8’s passage as a means of discrimination.

By:           editor editor
On:           Dec 14, 2009
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  • 7 Comments
    • FakeName
      FakeName

      And the rants from lunatics who don’t understand the constitutional issue and will call the appellate court homophobes begins in 3…2…1…

      Dec 14, 2009 at 1:38 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Keith Kimmel
      Keith Kimmel

      Hate to say it, but the appellate court is right this time. Attorney-client privilage is sacred and it should not be violated for this.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 2:17 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Keith Kimmel
      Keith Kimmel

      Heh, the more I think about it, I cant remember the last time I agreed with the 9th circuit on any of thier cases that have come to my attention.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • YellowRanger
      YellowRanger

      Oh well. But hey, if hackers can bust out those “climategate” e-mails with such ease, there has to be someone out there who could get to these documents with minimal difficulty, laws be damned. I’m sure all of this information isn’t kept solely on paper…

      Dec 14, 2009 at 2:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 4 · YellowRanger wrote, “Oh well. But hey, if hackers can bust out those ‘climategate’ e-mails with such ease, there has to be someone out there who could get to these documents with minimal difficulty, laws be damned. I’m sure all of this information isn’t kept solely on paper…”

      http://rt.com/Top_News/2009-12-07/climate-files-russian-spies.html?fullstory claims that the FSB (the Russian Security Service) was responsible, although that may be a conspiracy theory, as the main evidence seems to be that the emails were posted on a server located in Russia.

      If you want to try to break in to their systems to steal Prop-8 related emails, I might suggest first moving to a country with which the U.S. does not have an extradition treaty.

      Dec 14, 2009 at 7:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Michael Letterman
      Michael Letterman

      Prop 8 passed for a very simple reason, it is the will of the people, the majority of the people.

      Jan 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Regan Du
      Regan Du

      The Supreme Court did the same thing to the judge, barring the cameras. The judge knows better.

      For all of you dimwits and numbskulls, if the documents for the yes on 8 side are to be turned over, you had better believe the documents for the no side will have to be turned over too.

      Now how would you all like them apples?

      The law door swings both ways people.

      Jan 12, 2010 at 4:18 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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