The U.S. Supreme Court may announce soon whether or not it will review the Prop 8 case seeking to strike down the ban on the freedom to marry in California. Legal Director Jon W. Davidson tells us what might happen next.
A federal appeals court has declined to revisit the historic ruling declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional. Now proponents of California's ban on marriage for same-sex couples have 90 days to decide whether to seek review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
One of the geniuses of our nation's model of jurisprudence is that it is built on a system of precedent. The decision in one lawsuit not only resolves that case but guides and, in some cases, controls future lawsuits that raise similar issues.