A California legal group is "somewhat confident" the nation's
highest court will accept The Golden State's marriage case and
reverse lower court rulings.
District Judge James Ware, the trial judge in the
case, ordered that it be closed -- a decision
that will go into effect when the U.S. Supreme Court
determines the fate of the case. Proponents of
Proposition 8 asked the high court to consider the case after the
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a ruling that called the
Dacus, president of the Pacific Justice
Institute, believes it is likely that the Supreme
Court will uphold Proposition 8.
"Make no mistake -- the U.S. Supreme Court will likely take
up this case and we believe will reverse the lower courts, reverse
the Ninth Circuit and uphold the constitutionality of Proposition
8, defining marriage as between one man and one woman," he
declares. "We are somewhat confident that there are enough members
of the U.S. Supreme Court to respect the Constitution, to respect
the limitations of the federal government that acknowledge the
ability for the people in a state to define marriage as between one
man and one woman."
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to take the case in October
when it returns from recess.