Title

Same Sex Marriage Takes Center Stage Again in California Supreme Court term

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2009

Abstract

For the third time in five years, the California Supreme Court dealt with the issue of same-sex marriage. The most recent decision — a loss for proponents of same-sex marriage — does not end the debate. More litigation is now proceeding in federal district court, and a return trip to the initiative process seems inevitable. For now, however, the voting public has won the day.

This article also reviews the legality of private-sector patdown searches before patrons can enter a stadium for a sports event and the legality of arbitration clauses that purport to define custom-made levels of judicial review of arbitration awards. In both cases, the Court appears willing to give private parties fairly broad room for managing their affairs.

Publication Title

California Bar Journal

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