A Risky Proposal: Is it too soon to petition the Supreme Court on gay marriage?
On January 11th, a remarkable legal case opens in a San Francisco courtroom--on its way, it seems almost certain, to the Supreme Court. Perry v. Schwarzenegger challenges the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the California referendum that, in November, 2008, overturned a state Supreme Court decision allowing same-sex couples to marry. Its lead lawyers are unlikely allies: Theodore B. Olson, the...
The New Yorker • Jan 9, 2010