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USA: Prop 8 Legal Team Gets a Book Deal

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Prop 8Attorneys David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, the lead attorneys bringing the Prop 8 lawsuit, have signed a book deal with Viking, The Washington Times is reporting:

Democrat David Boies and Republican Theodore B. Olson have signed with Viking for “A Just Cause: Law, Love, and the Case for Marriage Equality.” Viking told The Associated Press on Wednesday the book is scheduled for mid-2014. “Our collective journey tells of a crucial and historical civil rights movement that brings us closer to the ideals on which our country was founded,” Boies, 71, said in a statement issued by Viking. Olson, 72, said he and Boies between them have “nearly 100 years in the law.”

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USA: Attorney Boies Discusses Supreme Court’s Prop 8 Options

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

USA: Attorney Boies Discusses Supreme Court's Prop 8 OptionsThe excitement of the presidential election is passed; it is time for Washington, D.C. to get back to work. At the top of the schedule is a conference of the Supreme Court justices on November 30, where they will discuss whether to take cases involving the Defense of Marriage Act and the federal challenge to Proposition 8.

The justices had indicated they would consider the marriage cases next week, but on Tuesday said that they would be on the conference schedule at the end of the month.

Representing two same-sex couples challenging Prop 8, along with Theodore Olson, is attorney David Boies, who was awarded the Public Interest Excellence Award by the University of San Francisco’s School of Law on November 9.

Authored By Chris Carson – See the Full Story at Edge Boston

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USA: Prop 8 Attorney Boies – Supreme Court Will Overturn Prop 8

Sunday, November 11th, 2012

Prop 8 Attorney Boies - Supreme Court Will Overturn Prop 8David Boies believes the Supreme Court will hear an appeal on Proposition 8, California’s constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and overturn it.

In comments before receiving an award from the University of San Francisco Law School’s Public Interest Law Foundation on Friday, Boies said he believes the court will rule in his clients’ favor by a majority greater than 5-4.

“I believe we will get more than five votes,” he said. “This is a civil rights case of the same importance as Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia.”

Authored By Carlos Santoscoy – See the Full Story at On Top Magazine

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USA: Rachael Maddow Interviews Prop 8 Attorneys

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

Rachel Maddow interviews attorneys David Boies and Ted Olson at NYU’s law school about their challenge of Prop 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban.

See the Video at MSNBC

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David Boies: Progress on Prop 8 Suit “Frustratingly Slow”

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

Prop 8 Lawsuit ProgressSpeaking at the first gay wedding ceremony held in New York’s Four Seasons restaurant, lawyer David Boies, who is challenging the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, told HuffPost on Sunday that progress on the case has been “frustratingly slow.”

Boies, who is arguing the lawsuit on behalf of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, noted that more than a year has passed since then-U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn Walker struck down Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriages in California. But the appeals court to which conservative groups took their case after that has yet to rule on whether it will uphold Walker’s decision. Same-sex couples cannot currently be married in the state.

“We still don’t have a decision,” Boies said. “Every day, people’s constitutional rights are being restricted.”

Full Story from the Huffington Post

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David Boies: Witness Stand “A Lonely Place to Lie”

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Attorney David Boies came to rumble with the right on CBS News’ Face the Nation yesterday over Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the case he and Ted Olson argued which resulted in California’s Prop. 8 being declared unconstitutional. His opponent was Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council.

“It’s easy to sit around and debate and throw around opinions [that] appeal to people’s fear and prejudice, cite studies that either don’t exist or don’t say what you say they do. In a court of law you’ve got to come in and you’ve got to support those opinions. You’ve got to stand up under oath and cross-examination. And what we saw at trial is that it’s very easy for the people who want to deprive gay and lesbian citizens the right to vote, to make all sorts of statements and campaign literature or in debates where they can’t be cross-examined. …

There weren’t any empirical studies. That’s just made up. That’s junk science. And it’s easy to say that on television. But a witness stand is a lonely place to lie. And when you come into court, you can’t do that. And that’s what we proved. We put fear and prejudice on trial, and fear and prejudice lost.”

Full Story from the Daily Kos

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David Boies Talks About Prop 8 Case, Marriage Equality

Monday, June 28th, 2010

David Boies is one of the lead attorneys in the suit against Proposition 8, the California initiative barring same-sex marriage. He is part of a legal-political odd couple, joined by Theodore Olson, his opponent in the 2000 Bush v. Gore case (and later George W. Bush’s solicitor general). Salon spoke to Boies late last week about where the case stands (closing arguments wrapped up nearly two weeks ago), whether there are five votes for gay marriage on the Supreme Court, and how he would have handled George Rekers as an expert witness.

You’ve said that a good lawyer must objectively understand his opponent’s argument to be successful. In the case of gay marriage, what exactly is your opponent’s argument?

Well, a good lawyer has got to understand his opponent’s argument to the extent that there is one. I think that this case is probably the case in which my opponent has had less of an argument than in any case that I can think of. They have essentially a slogan, a bumper sticker, a tautology: They say “marriage is between a man and a woman.” That’s the question. That’s not the answer. And they don’t have any reasons why that ought to be the answer.

Full Story from Veterans Today

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