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Boies on His Case Against Prop. 8

Boies on His Case Against Prop. 8


Speaking at last week's Aspen Ideas Conference, the attorney fighting to overturn Prop. 8 explained how the case for upholding California's ban on same-sex marriage unraveled.

David Boies -- the attorney for Vice President Al Gore during the presidential election case of 2000 -- is representing a group of gay couples challenging the constitutionality of the voter-passed initiative. Federal judge Vaughn Walker is expected to deliver his ruling shortly.

Boies talked about breaking down the defense's arguments during the trial, especially that of witness David Blankenhorn, the president of the Institute for American Values.

"Once he began to retreat he lost more and more confidence and became more uncomfortable," Boies recalled. When asked whether America was about equality, "he had to agree to that."

Read the full story here via The Atlantic.

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