Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Liberty Counsel files motion to intervene in Perry v. Schwarzenneger on behalf of Campaign for California Families

06/30/09 Liberty Counsel press release:

San Francisco, CA – Today Liberty Counsel is filing a motion to intervene in the recent lawsuit against California’s Marriage Amendment (Prop 8). Attorney David Boies and former Solicitor General Ted Olson filed a federal lawsuit against California’s marriage amendment, claiming that it violates the U.S. Constitution. Liberty Counsel is representing the Campaign for California Families (CCF).

In November, / Yes on 8 opposed Liberty Counsel's motion to intervene on behalf of CCF in Strauss v. Horton. According to SF Weekly, Yes on 8, in a mass e-mail,

criticized CCF's attempts to become a named party in the lawsuit. "Campaign for California Families...actually campaigned against Proposition 8 until a short time before the election," the email read. "Since we are the only organization representing the official proponents and the campaign committee that was responsible for passing Prop 8, allowing outside groups to participate in the defense of Prop 8 will only harm our chances of success." The court agreed with Yes on 8.
As a result, Liberty Counsel could not participate in oral arguments, and was limited to filing an amicus brief.

Will the official proponents of Prop. 8 again object to Liberty Counsel's motion to intervene - for the same reason?

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