Equality arguments galore: More than 20 Prop 8 case amicus briefs filed to the 9th Circuit in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees
October 26, 2010
By Eden James
It’s a few minutes after midnight and the deadline set by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for amicus briefs — or “Friend of the Court” briefs — just passed.
Though a few briefs may still come in that haven’t been posted yet by the court (which we’ll be sure to post to this thread), so far 24 briefs have been submitted to the 9th Circuit in support of the American Foundation for Equal Rights legal team’s argument validating Judge Vaughn Walker’s historic decision that Prop 8 is unconstitutional. (Click here to read the opposition’s collection of amicus briefs.)
As I wrote last month, the byline on this amicus brief post should really say “Kathleen Perrin” — because, Kathleen is the one who spent who-knows-how-many-hours today uploading these amicus briefs to her Scribd account so that the P8TT community could digest them in the comments and here in this post.
If folks are up for it, the community could crowdsource reading these briefs, for the benefit of all involved — just as many of you did last month when the opposition filed their briefs.
OK, click into the extended entry to read the full list of more than 20 briefs and counting. Enjoy!
Tamara L. Cravit
Justice Donald B. King (Ret.) and the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Constitutional Accountability Center
Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (“BALIF”), et al
Legislators from United States Jurisdictions that Have Legalized Same-Sex Marriage
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Foundation, HRC, American Humanist Assoc. and Courage Campaign Institute
The American Psychological Association, The California Psychological Association, The American Psychiatric Association, The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Jon B. Eisenberg
California Professors of Family Law
Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic and Americans United for Separation of Church and State
National LGBT Bar Association
Commonwealth of Massachusetts
California Teachers Association
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc
Professors William N. Eskridge Jr., Rebecca L. Brown, Bruce A. Ackerman, Daniel A. Farber, Kenneth L. Karst, Andrew Koppelman
Constitutional Law and Civil Procedure Professors Erwin Chemerinsky, et al
American Anthropological Association, American Psychoanalytic Association, National Association of Social Workers, National Association of Social Workers, California Chapter, American Sociological Association and American Academy of Pediatrics, California
The Southern Poverty Law Center
ACLU of Northern CA, GLAD, Lambda Legal, and NCLR
California Faith for Equality, Cal. Council of Churches, Gen’l Synod of the United Church of Christ, Metropolitan Community Churches, Episcopal Bishops of Cal. & Los Angeles, Prog. Jewish Alliance, Pac. Ass’n Reform Rabbis, Unitarian Universalist Ass’n & UULMCA
Asian American Justice Center, et al.
Equality California (filed in support of Plaintiffs-Appellees the Imperial County Case)