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Steve Cooley could block gay marriage in California

Who can possibly block gay marriage from becoming a legal reality in California?  Steve Cooley  is committed to the implementation of Prop 8 and if he his elected as Attorney General of California, he would be in a position of going forward with an appeal of the recent judicial judgement that Prop 8 is unconstitutional.  Presently, Attorney General Brown and Gov Schwarznegger won’t appeal.

So Cooley could not successfully get Polanski back into the country so hPolanski be persecuted.  Of course, Cooley should never be counted out, not when he could impinge on the rights of  millions of gay men and women.  If Cooley is elected as Atty General for California, anything is possible.  I would not put it beyond him to broker a deal via which h Polanski would return to California in exchange for Cooley not blocking the implementation of Prop 8.


October 14, 2010 - Posted by | gay marriage, gay rights, Proposition 8

1 Comment »

  1. That’s exactly what I said before – not only could he mess with the Prop 8, which is outrageous & I hope will bring him many more haters, but when he IS AG, his powers are that of someone like Widmer-Schlumpf, who refused the forced extradition in exchange for the UBS [scandal] deal. He could easily implement some underhand strategy that would not only force Polanski back into ‘his’ court by some newfangled ‘ruling’, but make others do it for him, ‘il/legally’ of course. As AG he can have a say in extradition matters, as AG he can impose a max sentence on an innocent defendant as the last authority in criminal proceedings.

    He engaged in that nasty Allred/Lewis swear campaign against Polanski already to influence the extradition, in hope he could use Evidence Code 102/8 against him had he be extradited, before he then pulled Vogelhut’s lies out of her hat just so to smear him some more when that failed. He could easily fabricate something that forces someone to deliver him Polanski after all – out of sheer vindictive spite, unless the Appeals or Superior Court will finally put an end to this travesty.

    Comment by Novalis Lore | October 14, 2010 | Reply

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