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Proposition 8 in the Supreme CourtOn March 26, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Hollingsworth v. Perry, the challenge to the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which amended the California constitution to define marriage as existing only between one man and one woman. The Court considered whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman and whether petitioners have standing under Article III, § 2 of the Constitution in this case. Carrie Severino of Judicial Crisis Network attended the oral arguments and then offered her analysis of the arguments, the merits, and the likely outcome of the case.


  • Ms. Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director, Judicial Crisis Network
  • Moderator: Mr. Dean A. Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society

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