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David Boies and Ted Olson Team Up to Challenge Proposition 8

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BSF managing partner David Boies has teamed up with former Solicitor General Theodore Olson, who battled against Boies in the historical Bush v. Gore Florida-recount case in the 2000 election, to challenge California's Proposition 8 - which eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in California - in federal district court on the grounds that it violates the U.S. Constitution.

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YouTube, February 2, 2010
Proposition 8 Trial Re-enactment

Sacramento News & Review, January 6, 2010
Back to court for Prop. 8

California Lawyer, January 1, 2010
Anatomy of a Complaint

Los Angeles Times, December 27, 2009
A transitional year for same-sex marriage

San Francisco Chronicle, December 18, 2009
Policy shift could put Prop. 8 suit on TV

Los Angeles Times, December 16, 2009
Appeals court to vote on new hearing in Proposition 8 challenge

The Wall Street Journal, December 15, 2009
Gay-Marriage Backers Split on 2010 Ballot Effort

Los Angeles Times, December 10, 2009
'For better and for worse' -- for all

The New York Times, December 3, 2009
Amid Small Wins, Advocates Lose Marquee Battles

The Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2009
New York Rejects Gay-Marriage Bill

The New York Times, December 3, 2009
New York State Senate Votes Down Gay Marriage Bill

Chicago Daily Herald, December 2, 2009
What's all the fuss about same-sex marriage?

Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2009
District of Columbia Council passes gay marriage bill

Bloomberg, December 2, 2009
New York Senate Rejects Bill to Allow Gays to Marry

Los Angeles Times, December 1, 2009
One question divides same-sex marriage proponents: When?

The New York Times, November 15, 2009
A Sapphic Victory, but Pyrrhic

Philadelphia Enquirer, November 1, 2009
Yes: It is a fundamental right under the U.S. Constitution

Los Angeles Times, October 26, 2009
Gay marriage fight triggers privacy battle

San Francisco Chronicle, October 18, 2009
Three questions for ... Theodore Olson

ABA Journal, September 15, 2009
Marriage Proposal

Huffington Post, August 20, 2009
The Olson/Boies Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit: Too Much, Too Soon?

The Wall Street Journal, August 19, 2009
Ted Olson's New Chapter

Reuters, August 19, 2009
FACTBOX: U.S. laws on gay marriage, civil unions

Associated Press, August 19, 2009
Judge sets January trial date for Prop. 8 case

The New York Times, August 18, 2009
Ted Olson's Supreme Court Adventure

The New York Times, August 18, 2009
A Conservative's Road to Same-Sex Marriage Advocacy

The Los Angeles Time, August 9, 2009
Prop. 8 foes clash over federal suit

The Associated Press, August 8, 2009
Gay marriage lawyers say no to help from S.F.

The Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2009
Gay Marriage and the Constitution

Bloomberg, July 2, 2009
Olson Joins Boies at Court so Gays May Marry as Civil Right

PR Newswire, July 2, 2009
US District Court Hears Arguments to Suspend Proposition 8

Mercury News, July 2, 2009
Federal judge moves to fast track legal fight over Proposition 8

Associated Press, July 1, 2009
Judge favors trial soon on Calif. gay marriage ban

The San Francisco Chronicle, July 1, 2009
Federal judge taking long look at Prop 8

The Los Angeles Times, July 1, 2009
Preliminary injunction to block Proposition 8 is unlikely

The Wall Street Journal, July 1, 2009
Judge Puts Boies and Olson's Prop. 8 Challenge on Fast Track to Trial

Am Law Litigation Daily, June 16, 2009
Ted Wells and David Boies Display Contrasting Styles in Openings at AIG Trial

The Wall Street Journal, June 12, 2009
A Matchup Made in Heaven: David Boies v. Ted Wells

The Am Law Litigation Daily, June 11, 2009
David Boies and Ted Wells Get Ready to Rumble at $4 Billion AIG-Greenberg Trial

NPR Weekend Edition Saturday, June 6, 2009
Proposition 8 Foes Make Odd Couple

The National Law Journal, June 1, 2009
Ambivalence greets marriage-equality suit

Hardball with Chris Matthews, May 28, 2009
Changing Opinions on Gay Marriage

The Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2009
Federal Suit Divides Gay-Marriage Backers

The New York Times, May 28, 2009
Bush v. Gore Foes Join to Fight Gay Marriage Ban

The Washington Post, May 28, 2009
Bush v. Gore lawyers take on gay marriage ban

Los Angeles Times, May 28, 2009
Rival lawyers team up to appeal same-sex marriage ban in fed court

Anderson Cooper 360, May 27, 2009
Odd Couple on Prop 8

Larry King Live, May 27, 2009
Same Sex Marriage Fight

American Foundation for Equal Rights, May 27, 2009
Press Conference Announcing the Lawsuit

The New York Daily News, May 27, 2009
Theodore Olson and David Boies, lawyers on opposing sides of Bush v. Gore, team up to fight Prop 8

CBS News, May 27, 2009
Strange Bedfellows In Prop 8 Fight, May 27, 2009
Bush v. Gore lawyers launch new same-sex marriage appeal

AFP, May 27, 2009
Bush, Gore lawyers join same-sex wedding fight

The Associated Press, May 27, 2009
Gay groups call federal marriage suit premature

Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2009
California high court upholds Prop. 8

The Los Angeles Daily News, May 27, 2009
Attorneys Theodore B. Olson and David Boies join forces in Prop 8 lawsuit

Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2009
Gay marriage battle relaunches today as Prop. 8 is challenged in court

The Los Angeles Times, May 27, 2009
New Prop. 8 court challenge brings former legal rivals together

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, May 27, 2009
Ted and Dave's Excellent Prop 8 Adventure

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, May 27, 2009
Challenging Prop. 8 in the Federal Courts: A Bold Gambit?

American Foundation of Equal Rights Press Release, May 27, 2009
Prop.8 Challenged In Federal Court; Ted Olson & David Boies to Argue Case

American Foundation for Equal Rights, May 26, 2009
Press Release: Proposition 8 Challenged in Federal Court; Ted Olson & David Boies to Argue Case

Los Angeles Times, LA Now Blog, May 26, 2009
Bush vs. Gore rivals challenge Prop. 8 in federal court

AmLaw Litigation Daily, May 26, 2009
Ted Olson and David Boies to Challenge Prop 8 in Federal Court

Judicial Council of California Press Release, May 26, 2009
Supreme Court Rejects Challenges to Prop. 8, But Finds Existing Marriages of Same-Sex Couples Valid

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