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On Monday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California published updated orders for judges calling on them to require class action plaintiffs ... Former U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who retired as chief judge of California's northern district in 2010, characterized the change as modest in ...

In order to get from there to here, we needed people like Vaughn Walker. You may remember Walker as the federal judge who ruled California's Prop 8 unconstitutional. He was first nominated to the federal judiciary by no less a conservative than Ronald Regan, was then blocked by Democrats (due, in part ...
The appeals court that overturned Proposition 8 on Tuesday also ruled that retired U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who ruled against the 2008 ballot measure banning same-sex marriage, was not obligated to step away from the case because he was in a long term same-sex relationship. The panel ...
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled last week that the Proposition 8 ban on gay marriages, approved by voters in 2008, violated constitutional protections for equal rights. But because Prop. 8 backers appealed the decision, Walker also granted a temporary stay against immediate same-sex ...
•Ed Whelan, Bench Memos, National Review Online: “The heart of (Judge Vaughn) Walker's rationale is that Prop. ... •Chris Prevatt, Harvey Milk Stonewall Democratic Club of O.C.: “I am pleased that Judge Vaughn R. Walker has sided with the plaintiffs, Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General ...
Vaughn R. Walker, the chief judge of the Federal District Court in San Francisco, immediately stayed his own decision, pending appeals by proponents of Proposition 8, who seem confident that higher courts would hear and favor their position. But on Wednesday the winds seemed to be at the back of those ...
In a 45-page opinion, Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled that the government had violated a 1978 federal statute requiring court approval for domestic surveillance when it intercepted phone calls of Al Haramain, a now-defunct Islamic charity in Oregon , and of two lawyers representing it in 2004. Declaring that ...
Back in 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated San Francisco corporate lawyer Vaughn Walker as a federal judge and ran into a wave of local opposition. Gay rights advocates were seething about Walker's representation of the U.S. Olympic Committee in a lawsuit that prevented a local group from ...


 

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