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David Boies Esq.

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June 2013: "Lawyers for the two sides had different interpretations of the legal consequences of the Supreme Court’s ruling. Supporters of Proposition 8 said it remained the law in California because the trial court’s decision applied only to the two couples who had challenged the law. The lawyers who filed the challenge to Proposition 8, Theodore B. Olson and David Boies, said the trial court decision was binding in all of California."

December 2012: "But the court went big on Friday, also taking the case from California filed by Theodore B. Olson and David Boies. Their case seeks to establish a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in the remaining states, almost all of which have laws or constitutional provisions prohibiting it."

June 2009: "After the jury selection in United States District Court in Manhattan, the opening arguments for Mr. Greenberg will be made by David Boies, the former federal prosecutor who tangled with Microsoft during the Clinton administration, and who represented Al Gore during the contested presidential election of 2000."
April 2003: Prominent trial lawyer.


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Cooperation (past or present) Theodore B. Olson Esq. Person Jun 27, 2013

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Jun 26, 2013 Supreme Court Bolsters Gay Marriage With Two Major Rulings

QUOTE: In a pair of major victories for the gay rights movement, the Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that married same-sex couples were entitled to federal benefits and, by declining to decide a case from California, effectively allowed same-sex marriages there. The rulings leave in place laws banning same-sex marriage around the nation, and the court declined to say whether there was a constitutional right to such unions.

New York Times
Dec 09, 2012 Same-Sex Issue Pushes Justices Into Overdrive

QUOTE: The speed with which the court is moving has some gay rights advocates bracing for a split decision. The court could strike down the federal law, the Defense of Marriage Act, saying that the meaning of marriage is a matter for the states to decide. At the same time, it could reject the idea that the Constitution requires states to allow same-sex marriage, saying that the meaning of marriage is a matter for the states to decide....However the court rules in the California case, its very decision to consider it is a change from the caution of an earlier era.

New York Times
Jun 14, 2009 Insurance Giant A.I.G. Takes Ex-Chief to Court

QUOTE: Maurice R. Greenberg unlawfully took $4.3 billion in stock in 2005, the year he was forced out as chief executive....the trial may delve into the broader questions of who is responsible for A.I.G’s near collapse and whether, as chief executive of A.I.G., Mr. Greenberg was more preoccupied with financial maneuvers than with fostering sound risk management.

New York Times
Mar 06, 2003 SCO Sues IBM Over Linux

QUOTE: The [SCO] suit charges that IBM "misappropriated the confidential and proprietary information" from a joint SCO-IBM project...