MetroWeekly: 9th Circuit Passes on Further Review of Prop 8 Case, Setting Up Appeal to Supreme Court
By Chris Geidner
The federal appeals court hearing the challenge to California's Proposition 8 passed on taking another look at the ruling. The decision today by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit not to reconsider the appeal, in which a three-judge panel had found the amendment to be unconstitutional in February, starts a 90-day clock for the proponents to decide whether they will ask the Supreme Court to hear the case.
"A majority of the panel has voted to deny the petition for rehearing en banc," the court wrote.
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