Prof. NeJaime was quoted in several news sources on DOMA and Prop. 8
Associate Professor Doug NeJaime provided commentary on Supreme Court same-sex marriage cases, including annotation of the Prop. 8 decision for the LA Times.
- Excerpt from annotation for The Los Angeles Times, "Decision: U.S. Supreme Court on Prop. 8".
"Today the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California as the justices, in a procedural ruling, turned away the defenders of
Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking for the 5-4 majority, said the private sponsors of Prop. 8 did not have legal standing to appeal after the ballot measure was struck down by a federal judge in San Francisco.
As the day proceeds, Douglas NeJaime (DN) of Loyola Law School, left, will break down the opinions. To jump directly to his comments, use the links below right, or open the “notes” tab."
- Section of Q and A from The Hollywood Reporter, "What the Supreme Court's Prop 8 Ruling Means for California".
In order to shed some light on the implications of that historic decision, The Hollywood Reporter consulted with legal expertDoug NeJaime, an associate professor at Loyola Law School who teaches courses in law and sexuality, family law and constitutional law.
The Hollywood Reporter: What does today's Supreme Court ruling on Proposition 8 mean for California?
Doug NeJaime: Given that the court didn't address the question of the merits or substance of Proposition 8, and they said that the proponents don't have standing to appeal, it restores the District Court's decision from August 2010, which said that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. In practical effects what I think will happen is that the state will start to let [same-sex] couples marry.