No one knows yet which judges on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will decide the merits of the Prop 8 case. The appeal of Chief Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling hasn't yet been assigned to a merits panel, said Circuit Executive Cathy Catterson. It won't be publicly revealed which 9th Circuit judges will hear the case until a week before oral argument, set for the week of Dec. 6 in San Francisco according to the ramped-up schedule ordered by the emergency motions panel that stayed Walker's ruling on Monday.
9th Circuit Panel for Prop 8 Appeal Won't Be Known for Months
August 19, 2010