Oral Arguments--9th Circuit Court of Appeals on the Perry v Schwarzengger (Prop 8 case)

SAN FRANCISCO, December, 6, 2011 -- Perry v. Schwarzenegger Oral Arguments - U.S. Court of Appeals -U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. A panel of three federal judges heard arguments in the Perry v. Schwarzenegger, the Proposition 8 (or the California Marriage Protection Act) case. The 9th Circuit heard an appeal of an August ruling by U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who presided over a trial that found the ban on same-sex marriage to be unconstitutional. The first hour of the hearing lawyers addressed issues of legal authority, or standing. The second hour addressed the merits of the appeal.

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