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News Posted on May 31, 2013

Associate Dean Amar Comments on Supreme Court Prop 8 Case for Los Angeles Times

Vikram Amar, Associate Dean and Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, commented for the Los Angeles Times on scenarios that may result following a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on California's Proposition 8. Many analysts have suggested that the Court may sidestep the constitutional issues involved and instead decide that backers of the 2008 initiative lacked standing to defend in the case.

Professor Amar, who was among the first, if not the first commentator to fully lay out the argument that the sponsors may lack standing, said that the result of such a ruling could be that the 2010 district court ruling invalidating Prop. 8 would be applicable only to the two couples who filed suit.

Vikram Amar, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Professor of Law with the UC Davis School of Law, is a national authority in the fields of constitutional law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, and remedies. His biweekly column for, a leading provider of online legal information, centers on his expertise in constitutional law.

Los Angeles Times