Ted Olsonformer U. Are we going to see a religious-freedom case before the court? I suspect cases may be generated in different parts of the country with respect to the religious-freedom issues.
Superlawyers Ted Olson and David Boies have a new book, Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equalitytheir account of taking on California's Proposition 8, getting it ruled unconstitutional and moving marriage equality forward. Becker came under fire for not giving credit to Evan Wolfson, Mary Bonauto, Andrew Sullivan and others who were at the forefront of the marriage-equality movement, while comparing Griffin to Rosa Parks. She was accused in various reviews of compromising distance and criticism in return for access.
He graduated from Los Altos High InOlson completed his undergraduate degrees in Communications and History at the University of the Pacific where he was a charter member of the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity chapter. Inhe was named Partner.
Skip to content. Ted Olson, former U. Many cases came together to bring about marriage equality, but this key one had its beginnings when opponents to a May California Supreme Court decision granting same-sex marriage put Proposition 8 — the California Marriage Protection Act — on the ballot that November.
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Nina Totenberg. Ted Olson, who served as President George W. Bush's solicitor general, is now one of the lead lawyers trying to overturn California's Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage.
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Olson for lunch. Old friends no longer come to dinner at his sprawling house in the woods near the Potomac. One of his best friends died in December, somewhat estranged. Bush — signed on to fight for same-sex marriage in California, a battle that he will take to the U.
By Victor Li. Photo by Mitch Higgins. While talking Wednesday about his role in helping bring about the legalization of gay marriage, famed appellate litigator Ted Olson stressed that the fight against discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity is far from over.
Bush before the Supreme Court in the Bush v. Gore case that decided the Florida recount. He had spoken to her minutes earlier when she managed to phone him from the plane. He served as solicitor general under Bush from tohaving previously worked for the Justice Department during the Reagan administration.