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    02.10.12 Professor Jason Mazzone Predicts Supreme Court Decision on Proposition 8 Case
    Jason Mazzone

    With California's 9th Circuit Court of Appeals' recent decision to overturn Proposition 8, the 2008 vote that constitutionally banned gay marriage in the state, many are expecting the case to ultimately land in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court. In an interview with Yahoo! News, Professor Jason Mazzone called a U.S. Supreme Court intervention on the case “inevitable.” By ruling that the people of California couldn't remove rights previously conferred, Professor Mazzone argued, the panel was saying that “if a state court grants rights under the state constitution, then any effort by the people of the state to amend the state constitution to correct that decision violates the federal Constitution.” He described that view as “breath-taking.”

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