Saturday, June 29, 2013


From Andy Pugno:

"Today our Prop 8 Legal Defense Team filed an emergency petition to U.S. Supreme Court to stop the Ninth Circuit's premature move requiring same-sex "marriage" licenses in California. The petition, prepared overnight by our good friends at Alliance Defending Freedom, was submitted Saturday to Justice Anthony Kennedy, the associate justice who decides such motions pertaining to the Ninth Circuit.  On Wednesday, Justice Kennedy had agreed with our view that the voice of the voters must heard in a case like this challenging an initiative proposition.

When the Ninth Circuit originally put in place its stay to prevent same-sex marriage pending Supreme Court action, it stated clearly that “the stay shall continue until final disposition by the Supreme Court.” Under Supreme Court procedural rules, "final disposition" comes when the Supreme Court issues a "mandate" to the Ninth Circuit, at least 25 days after announcing its opinion in the case.  The 25-day waiting period is provided to allow parties like us to petition the Supreme Court for a re-hearing of the case.

Today's petition asks the Supreme Court to find that the Ninth Circuit had no jurisdiction to order same-sex marriages on Friday, since the case had not yet come back down from the nation's highest court.

Suspiciously, the Ninth Circuit's announcement late Friday ordering same-sex marriages came as a surprise, without any warning or notice to Proposition 8's official proponents. However, the same-sex couple plaintiffs in the case, their media teams, San Francisco City Hall, L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and the California Attorney General all happened to be in position to perform same-sex marriages just minutes after the Ninth Circuit's "unexpected" announcement.


Our emergency petition also reminds the Supreme Court that just last year the Ninth Circuit itself, in stopping a lower court from unsealing illegal video tapes of the Prop 8 trial, said that the "integrity of our judicial system depends in no small part on the ability of litigants and members of the public to rely on a judge’s word."  That same principle, we argue today, applies equally to assurances given by Ninth Circuit judges as well.

People on both sides of this debate should at least agree that the courts must follow their own rules.  This kind of lawlessness just further weakens the public's confidence in the legitimacy of our legal system.  We hope the Supreme Court will step in and restore some order here.

In fidelity to the more than seven million Californians who voted for Proposition 8, and the tens of thousands of friends like you who have worked so hard to enact and protect it, we remain committed to pursuing every responsible option available to us to vindicate the People's interest in seeing Proposition 8 upheld and enforced."

Excellent work, gentlemen!

Now there is no doubt this stay will be reinstated, and next we need to find a town clerk anywhere in California willing to step in and re-file an appeal to interested party Vaughn Walker's immortal disgrace of a circus trial.


  1. Um, they have no standing to file anything. Funniest hail Mary pass ever.

  2. Um, Scott, it has already been filed.

    You are apparently suffering from the delusion that this travesty is going to stand.

    I already told you.

    We will not allow this to stand.

    1. Yet, I was right again. Rejected without comment.

      Your move.

  3. Petition rejected without comment!!

    You apparently were suffering from the delusion you had a snowball's chance in Hell!!

  4. Forgot to include your smackdown, gee, that was rude!

  5. It sure has been a fabulous week!

    Ain't life grand.

  6. "Now there is no doubt this stay will be reinstated....."


    Now, please don't be discouraged. Here's what you must do and don't you waste a single second! You gotta go for that federal constitutional amendment, it's your only hope. So start now, whatever dollar amount you were were gonna send NOM, please triple it, and email all of Congress get them rolling on this immediately.

    Get that amendment think going, will you do that for me?

    Good luck!

  7. Antichrist marches on but we are not discouraged...we know his end. Our sadness is over the loss of souls but even this is for our one is lost who could be saved.

  8. And so we close-out a most fabulous week!

    Its been like 10 Christmas' all rolled into one.

    Just simply squealing with delight here!

  9. I greatly admire the men and women - compelled by the love of Christ and enlightened by Truth - who personally take "the good fight" to the public arena and suffer the sneers and hatred of "the enemy of souls" - in the battle between good and evil - for the sake of The Common Good of all mankind. Maranatha!

  10. Psalm 31

    19 How abundant are the good things
    that you have stored up for those who fear you,
    that you bestow in the sight of all,
    on those who take refuge in you.
    20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
    from all human intrigues;
    you keep them safe in your dwelling
    from accusing tongues.
    21 Praise be to the Lord,
    for he showed me the wonders of his love
    when I was in a city under siege.
    22 In my alarm I said,
    “I am cut off from your sight!”
    Yet you heard my cry for mercy
    when I called to you for help.
    23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people!
    The Lord preserves those who are true to him,
    but the proud he pays back in full.
    24 Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the Lord.