Tuesday, August 31, 2010
The Pacific Justice Institute is trying to Force Jerry Brown and Gov. Schwarzenegger to defend Prop 8
These legal group are silly. The Pacific Justice Institute believe that Jerry Brown and Gov. Schwarzenegger should defend Prop 8.
In fact, these doorknobs are suing them to do so.
The Pacific Justice Institute petitioned the 3rd District Court of Appeal in Sacramento on Monday for an emergency order that would require the two officials to appeal a ruling that overturned Proposition 8.
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker struck down the voter-approved measure as unconstitutional last month.
Its sponsors have appealed. But doubts have been raised about whether they have authority to do so because as ordinary citizens they are not responsible for enforcing marriage laws.
The state has until Sept. 11 to challenge Walker's ruling in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Both Brown and Schwarzenegger, who also refused to support Proposition 8 in Walker's court, have said they do not plan to.
The institute is arguing that as the state's chief law enforcement officer, Brown does not have discretion to defend only laws with which he personally agrees.
These haters won't quit. Also on a side note, these are fools who tried to go after Halloween and Harry Potter... It's a shame, really.