The California Supreme Court announced today that their ruling on the legality of last November’s Prop 8 will be released on May 26, 2009 at 10:00 (PDT)/ 1:00 (EDT).
The California Supreme Court has announced that it will issue an opinion in three cases challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. (Strauss v. Horton, S168047; Tyler v. State of California, S168066; City and County of San Francisco v. Horton, S168078.) Tuesday at 10 a.m., the opinion will be available on the California Courts Web site at this link: http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/.
I firmly believe the Court will rule against us. Not because of right vs. wrong (I honestly don’t see how they could vote against us on those grounds, based on the new precedent set in last May’s decision and the way unconstitutional way Prop 8 was put on the ballot), but because pragmatically it’s safer to vote in our opponent’s favor.
We’re a known quantity. They know how we’ll react if they uphold it (see:November 2008), and they know it won’t last. They also know it’ll surely be a smaller response than they’ll get if the overturn it and have to face the unknown response that the Religious Right would whip up. Let’s face it, their audience is larger than our whole community, and a court overturning a popular vote is easily spinnable.
Here’s another case where I really hope I’m wrong, but I’m not counting on it.
The countdown to disappointment has begun.