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Will court throw out ruling on Calif. marriage amendment?

ADF attorney to hold press conference following Monday hearing
Published On: 10/18/2017

WHO: ADF Senior Legal Counsel Austin R. Nimocks
WHAT: Press conference following hearing over motions filed in Perry v. Brown
WHEN: Monday, June 13, immediately following hearing, which begins at 9 a.m. PDT
WHERE: Philip Burton Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Ave., First Floor Media Room, San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Alliance Defense Fund Senior Legal Counsel Austin R. Nimocks will hold a press conference Monday, following a hearing that concerns motions filed by the legal team defending California’s constitutional amendment protecting marriage. The primary motion asks the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to vacate then-District Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that threw out the amendment.

“The American people have a right to a fair judicial process and deserve a court system that upholds it with the utmost integrity,” said Nimocks. “In this case, Judge Walker’s actions have violated timeless rules for judges. His decision not to recuse himself from this case is in conflict with what federal law demands of a judge who has an ‘interest that could be substantially affected by the outcome of the proceeding.’”

For full information on the arguments being made to the court, Nimocks stressed the importance of reading the motion to compel return of the trial recordings and the motion to vacate the judge’s Aug. 4, 2010, ruling. 

  • Pronunciation guide:  Nimocks (NIM’-ucks)
ADF is a legal alliance of Christian attorneys and like-minded organizations defending the right of people to freely live out their faith. Launched in 1994, ADF employs a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.