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

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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.

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California Bar Journal