Monday, November 17, 2008

California Supreme Court Grants Review in Prop 8 Legal Challenges

The California Supreme Court announced it will review the legal challenges filed against Prop 8. Last week, civil rights groups such as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Equal Justice Society, California NAACP and the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. filed a petition to stop Proposition 8 from being enacted "because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution."

These groups followed similar arguments that the American Civil Liberties Union, Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights used when they filed a lawsuit against Proposition 8 immediately following the election. The court said it would require an expedited briefing process. The case is Strauss, et al, v. Horton, et al.

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