Sunday, June 30, 2013

ALECer Fronts SCOTUS Prop 8 Case

You read the news every single day - you see the names:
Hollingsworth v Perry
After a California law defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman was struck down by the state supreme court as contrary to the state constitution, California voters adopted Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to overrule the state supreme court’s decision. Represented by prominent attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies, two same-sex couples filed a federal legal challenge to Proposition 8 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on May 27, 2009. In August of 2010, a Federal District Court struck down Proposition 8. In February of 2012, a panel of judges on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the District Court’s decision. En banc review was denied by the Ninth Circuit, and the case is now before the Supreme Court under the name Hollingsworth v. Perry.
and the bell never goes off until today
- when an article out of California put it right and center at the end of the article they wrote.
His name fronts the case, but former state legislator Dennis Hollingsworth has kept a low profile in the story of Proposition 8.

Despite being listed as the lead plaintiff in Hollingsworth v. Perry as a result of his affiliation with the group, he has not courted media attention as the issue wound its way through the courts.
Dennis Hollingsworth

CA State Chair - American Legislative Exchange Council
2001 ALEC Leader in the States
2005 ALEC Leader in the States
Member – ALEC Energy, Environment and Agriculture Task Force
Member – ALEC Natural Resources Task Force

Inside ALE March 2010
CA State Chair Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth
Elected Senate Minority Leader Anti-tax Republican senators elected Sen. Dennis Hollingsworth (ALEC’s CA State Chairman) as their new leader in the California Senate in February during a contentious budget fight. 

2010 he hit his term limit and had to leave California politics (for now)
Hallelujah for term limits (in this case).

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