Monday, January 26, 2009

Arguments in place as Prop. 8 hearing nears

01/26/09 SF Chronicle: Reporter Bob Egelko summarizes arguments that have been made in briefs by parties and amicus briefs. Former Chief Justice Malcom Lucas said that briefs (including amicus briefs) can show the California Supreme Court the range and importance of public opinion. He reprised a saying by Justice Stanley Mosk - that "we should take wisdom from wherever it comes." But Dennis Maio, a former research attorney for Justice Mosk, said that "the issues are framed by the parties," not by filers of amicus briefs.

1 comment:

Lucas Law Center said...

Should really study the cases specially the heavy ones.

Seth

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