American Foundation for Equal Rights

SCOTUSBlog: All-out assault on Proposition 8

Theodore B. Olson, a prominent Washington attorney who — along with an equally high-profile New York lawyer, David Boies — had fashioned their case from the beginning to be a broad one, told reporters in a telephone conference call: “We thought it was extremely important to put the entire panoply of the case before the Court.  It was appropriate and necessary to paint the broad picture, and let the Supreme Court select the kind of decision within that range; we would like the decision to be as fulsome as possible.”

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