Aug. 4th, 2010

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California Prop 8 overturned in California Supreme Court:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/08/04/california.same.sex.ruling/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

Probably headed to the US Supreme Court, but I'm not sure the Fed court would rule about a State's decision of what belongs in their own constitution. Seems like a 10th Amendment thing to my amateur legal scholarship.

Edit: Oh, except I just read that the ban was based on the US Constitution's 14th Amendment (States can't deny equal protection under the law). Based on that argument, I guess the US Supreme Court does have jurisdiction.

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