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California’s Proposition 8 in Federal Court: Key Timeline, Briefs, and Opinions Leading to Hollingsworth Cert Petition

On July 30, 2012, California Proposition 8 proponents petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court for a writ of certiorari.  In Hollingsworth v. Perry, petitioners (the original “Defendant-Intervenors”) ask the Court to review the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ opinion in Perry v. Brown (671 F. 3d 1052), which affirmed the district court’s determination that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional (Perry v. Schwarzenegger, 704 F. Supp. 2d 921).

We have prepared a timeline of key events, and gathered the main briefs and opinions, for the Prop. 8 federal cases leading up to the Hollingsworth petition.  These are intended as highlight compilations only.  Both  are linked below.

Prop 8 in Federal Court_Key Timeline

Prop 8 in Federal Court_Main Briefs & Opinions


Welcome to the 2010-2011 Academic Year at the Stanford Law Library…



There are  many great online resources available to you as members of the Stanford Law School community and Stanford University as a whole. Check out BNA, HeinOnline, Supreme Court Records and Briefs, LawInfoChina, Foreign Legal Periodicals, CEB materials, and much more.

New Database – CEB OnLAW

The library is pleased to announce the acquisition of the new OnLAW database from California’s Continuing Education of the Bar.  OnLAW provides access to more than 125 of CEB’s California practice guides.  OnLAW’s “libraries” organize the CEB guides by practice area, namely: business law; criminal law; estate planning; family law; litigation; and real property law.

The guides are complete and up-to-date online versions of CEB’s print practice guides, most of which are also available in the library.

OnLAW is available anywhere on campus.  To access it from outside of campus, be sure to set up your browser for proxy access by following the linked instructions from Stanford University Libraries.

For help in searching the database, feel free to stop in at the reference desk or email:
reference {at} law.stanford.edu