-Los Angeles Times, August 5, 2010 by Maura Dolan and Carol J. Williams
Joan Heifetz Hollinger, a UC Berkeley law school lecturer and coauthor of a friend-of-the-court brief supporting gay marriage rights, observed that Walker was “adamant” in his ruling that “Proposition 8 should be gone. But, on other side, he’s already been sort of slapped on the wrist by having his desire to broadcast the proceedings overruled,” she said.
-SF Weekly blog, The Snitch, August 12, 2010 by Joe Eskenzai
Finally, if two circuit court judges agree with Walker and decide against issuing a stay, Joan Hollinger of U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law predicts that an appeal for a stay may be made directly to the U.S. Supreme Court. This would be an early test of how swing Justice Anthony Kennedy feels on the matter.
-Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2010 by Maura Dolan and Lee Romney
UC Berkeley law professor Joan Hollinger said the standing dispute leaves opponents of same-sex marriage in a “really tough spot.” She said the decision last week by Schwarzenegger and Brown not to challenge Walker’s order put the question of standing on “the front burner.” “This has suddenly come to center stage,” she said.
-KPFA-FM, The Morning Show, August 13, 2010 Host Amy Allison
“For the proponents of Proposition 8, the key issue now is whether they have standing in the Federal Courts. That means under the federal constitution, do they have a live case and controversy? In order for that to be the case, they have to demonstrate that they have an actual injury in fact. Not simply an ideological or theoretical or moral injury. They have to show, just as the plaintiffs showed at the trial level, that they are hurt by what happens by Proposition 8.”