LGBT groups denied intervention in Perry case

by on August 19, 2009  •  In Marriage

Judge Vaughn Walker has denied the motion to intervene filed jointly by the ACLU, Lambda and NCLR in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. He did allow intervention by the City of San Francisco. His ruling is a major victory for the Olson/Boies team of lawyers for the plaintiffs, who had strenuously opposed intervention by the groups, but acknowledged that the City presented distinctive interests – the impact of Prop 8 on local government – that additional individual and organizational plaintiffs did not.

Attorneys for the lgbt organizations said that they would not appeal the decision.

Judge Walker also set the trial date for January 11, 2010.


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