Photo: Judge Walker’s Brand of Justice?
The Prop 8 campaign is getting a break. Judge Vaughn Walker’s order that all private emails and campaign communications be turned over to the opposition for scrutiny by the tolerance police is being reversed. Law.com is reporting that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed Judge Walker’s outrageous order saying that the campaign had made a “strong showing” that it would succeed on the merits of the discovery issue.
Ted Olson and David Boies, lawyers in the federal challenge to Proposition 8 , claim that Prop 8 violates the federal constitution, and want to find evidence that the Prop 8 backers were motivated by anti-gay animus.
They’ll of course find nothing, but that was never the point. The point is: they shouldn’t even be allowed to look. It is none of their business!
The intent of the judge’s order was to intimidate and harass those who support the campaign today and in future campaigns who dare support the natural family. That order was in direct conflict with the 8 Campaign’s First Amendment rights.
“Whether you like it or not” boys, that kind of roughshod intimidation doesn’t fly in a real court.
Judge Walker should be ashamed of himself for the petty nature of the order he put out in the first place. It’s no surprise he’s being reversed, and by Clinton appointees no less! Walker and his judicial activism had it coming.
No matter personal animus, Justice should always be blind.