Bench Memos

Inventory of Posts on Judge Walker’s Anti-Prop 8 Ruling

For anyone who’s read in the mainstream media about how impressive Judge Walker’s opinion supposedly is, or how weak the Prop 8 proponents’ case supposedly was, or any of various other common myths, I present this selective inventory of some of my recent posts for your review:

The Most Egregious Performance Ever by a Federal District Judge [summary of Walker’s amazing course of misconduct], 8/13

Judge Walker and Supposed Lack of “Evidence” of Marriage’s Procreative Purpose [exposing Walker’s distortion about Prop 8 proponents’ supposed failure to offer evidence], 8/11

Judge Walker’s Phony “Finding” Versus Defendants’ Modesty About Predicting the Future [exposing Walker’s distortion about Prop 8 proponents’ not “knowing” how same-sex marriage would harm the institution of marriage], 8/12

Walker’s Gender Follies [on Walker’s astounding claims that “the evidence shows beyond any doubt that parents’ genders are irrelevant to children’s developmental outcomes” and that the “genetic relationship between a parent and a child is not related to a child’s adjustment outcomes”], 8/13

Walker’s Misunderstanding of the Opposite-Sex Character of Marriage [record evidence and other authority that Walker simply ignored and claimed didn’t exist], 8/13

Some Reflections on Ninth Circuit Stay Order in Anti-Prop 8 Case, 8/17

Walker’s Continuing Mischief on Videotaping Trial [why Prop 8 proponents’ expert witnesses were right not to trust Walker], 8/16

Why Judge Walker’s Purported Factual Findings Won’t Matter, 8/5

Walker’s Conclusions of Law—With Some Commentary, 8/5

Irrational Bigots [what Walker’s conclusions mean about President Obama and most Americans], 8/5

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