The State Bar of California has bestowed its 2014 Bernard E. Witkin Medal--which is given to individuals who have helped shape the legal landscape through an extraordinary body of work--to UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky.
The U.S. Supreme Court this morning dismissed California's Prop 8 case, clearing the way for gay marriage to resume. On a historic day for marriage equality, the Supremes earlier announced the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which does not recognize gay marriages, is unconstitutional.
From Obama's statement earlier after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional: "The laws of our land are catching up to the fundamental truth that millions of Americans hold in our hearts: when all Americans are treated as equal, no matter who they are or w ... More >>
Something more supremely has overshadowed the news that UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has been named a new endowed chair in First Amendment Law through a $1.5 million gift from Raymond Pryke, owner and publisher of the Valleywide Newspapers chain based in Hesperia. Chemerinsky and ... More >>
The California Supreme Court ruled today that gay marriage foes can fight the reversal of Prop 8.Because the offices of the governor and state attorney general refuse to defend the same-sex marriage ban, legal scholars such as UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky had opined that Prop 8 ... More >>
Presumably non-gay State Sen. Tom HarmanThe California Supreme Court yesterday agreed to analyze whether Proposition 8 proponents have standing to appeal a federal judge's ruling that lifted the ban on same-sex marriages in the Golden State--a legal detour that could delay an appellate decision o ... More >>
Law.UCI.eduChemerinskyUPDATE: The dean of the UCI Law School does not see grounds for an appeal of the stay against gay weddings in California (see below) . . . U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in San Francisco today lifted the stay on same-sex marriages in California--beginning ... More >>
Same-sex marriage supporters and detractors react to Proposition 8 ruling, what happens next