Friday, December 5, 2008

Proposition 8 Draws on Parallels To Prohibition, Some Scholars Say

12/05/08 Daily Journal (subscription required): Erwin Chemerinsky, founding dean of UC Irvine School of Law, finds an analogy between the likely fate of Prop. 8 and the 21st Amendment, repealing prohibition. He believes that just as majority moral sentiment reversed itself on prohibition , so it is already reversing itself on gay marriage. Other legal scholars dispute or support Chemerinksy's anlogy, including John C. Eastman, dean of Chapman University School of Law, and David Cruz, a constitutional law professor at USC's Gould School of Law.

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