Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Gavin Newsom asked CA Supreme Court to delay announcement on Prop 8

Isn't this interesting... it's from, which I found through Twitter. I LOVE Twitter (and this site is a must-visit companion to Twitter).

Now the likely dates for the CA Supreme Court to release their decision are Tuesday, May 26 (because of the holiday), Thursday, May 28, or Monday, June 1.

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

Confidential sources close to San Francisco City Hall told Towleroad's Corey Johnson that the California Supreme Court was prepared to release its opinion on Proposition 8 tomorrow, but decided to delay the ruling after a call from Mayor Gavin Newsom.

Newsom"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," said our source.

As mentioned earlier, a ruling Thursday would have fallen on the 30th anniversary of the San Francisco riots, which were set off when the court handed down the most lenient decision possible (voluntary manslaughter) against Dan White for the murders of supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. The ensuing riots in San Francisco on May 21, 1979 caused hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage.

I'm not feeling good about the fact that the Mayor is worried about riots.

1 comment:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

It will not be a riot. It will be a celebration of Prop 8 getting thrown out on it's ass.