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Prop 8 Lawyers Talk Future and Vaughn Walker


The two attorneys taking on California's Proposition 8 in federal courts discussed the future of the case with Towleroad's Corey Johnson prior to making a Wednesday presentation about the case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, at the New York Times's headquarters in Manhattan.

In the video interview with Johnson, David Boies and Ted Olson, outlined the next legal steps in the court battle. Boies said the case should be decided "then end of April, maybe May."

They also discussed whether Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, who is reported to be gay, can be an unbiased judge.

"We have never even questioned whether Thurgood Marshall, a champion of civil rights, who then sat on the Supreme Court and then handled civil rights cases, or Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was a champion of women's rights and then went on to the Supreme Court to hear cases about women's rights [could be objective]," Olson said. "These are federal judges with life tenure. They make decisions based upon their understanding of what the law requires."

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