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05/20/2009

Move on, nothing more to see

by Jeremy Hooper

Despite much morning speculation, there will be no Prop 8 ruling tomorrow:

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Guess those Castro barricades are in case of a particularly hard-swallowed Adam Lambert loss.

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**UPDATE: Whoa, were the White Night riots the reason for a postponement? Towleroad cites an unnamed source as saying as much:

Exclusive: SF Mayor Gavin Newsom Asked Court to Delay Prop 8 Ruling [TR]

**UPDATE2: Or maybe not. A Newsom spokesperson refutes the Towle story:

STATEMENT FROM NATHAN BALLARD
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR, MAYOR GAVIN NEWSOM

Today a website posted an item that quoted a false allegation from an
unnamed source: "Mayor [Gavin] Newsom reached out to the Supreme Court
and asked them to hold off releasing their decision so it did not
coincide with the White Night riots."

This allegation is not true. We have asked the website to correct the
item immediately.

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Your thoughts

My experience with SF City Barricade-Deployment is that they deliver them a couple of days before the event. Then they post the "Tow Away" signs that indicate the date of the event so that no one leaves their vehicle in the event-zone. If the barricades are for "The Day Of Decision", the court is closed on Monday (Memorial Day), so the next possible date would be Tuesday. If that is the case, they should announce it on Friday.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 20, 2009 2:43:47 PM

Evidently, a high-ranking city politician asked the court to postpone the decision so as not to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the White Night riots. The courts next announcement day is Friday for a Tuesday decision filing (b/c the court is closed Monday for the holiday).

Posted by: Chris | May 20, 2009 3:24:16 PM

Wow! Just wow, wow, wow. It still doesn't necessarily mean that it is bad news for us - though it necessarily will be bad news for some. And if Newsom did put on the brakes, it doesn't even necessarily mean that he knows what the decision will be. You would think, though, that if someone is privy to their decision, that the information will leak in the next day or two.

It might even be prudent for the court to whisper a hint of the decision, in hopes that it might defuse what otherwise could be a volatile situation.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 20, 2009 4:43:25 PM

"It might even be prudent for the court to whisper a hint of the decision, in hopes that it might defuse what otherwise could be a volatile situation."

Oh for chrissake! Didn't anyone pay attention during the CA Supreme Court's oral argument?

Posted by: Houston | May 20, 2009 5:21:52 PM

So, Houston, how is this court going to decide the Prop 8 question?

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 20, 2009 6:09:02 PM

Houston: Knowing Dick as I do (minds out of the gutter, everyone), I'm pretty sure he paid attention to the oral arguments.

Posted by: G-A-Y | May 20, 2009 6:16:18 PM

The only thing I love more than double entendre, is good oral.. em, uh.. arguments.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 20, 2009 6:29:45 PM

Well, someone should have had some fun in SF today with all that wiggling and squirming!

I still want to know what is planned for this big. White Nite (Rose?) Anniversary Celebration...?? anyone out there with GLAAD?

Posted by: LOrion | May 20, 2009 8:53:47 PM

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