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Imperial County clerk files motion to join Prop. 8 case
Sacramento Bee • Feb 27, 2011
The elected clerk of Imperial County, Chuck Storey, filed a motion today to intervene in ongoing proceedings over Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approved ballot measure that prohibited same-sex marriage.
The filing follows the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' rejection of a similar request for standing in the case made by the county's board of supervisors and unelected deputy clerk. The three-judge panel had found last month that "the board plays no role with regard to marriage, which is 'a matter of statewide concern' rather than a 'municipal affair.' "
The 9th Circuit panel had also criticized attorney Robert Tyler, who represented the deputy clerk and the board of supervisors, of listing a deputy clerk, and not the elected clerk, as an official seeking standing in the case.
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