Longtime conservative lawyer Theodore Olson and liberal colleague David Boies stole the post-Prop 8 spotlight Wednesday by holding a press conference to announce the filing of a suit challenging the measure on federal equal protection grounds. Olson said that he and Boies wanted to "present a united front and tell the courts this is not about right or left, conservative or liberal." The two men are defying gay-rights lawyers' long-held view that a federal court challenge could hurt the cause more than help it.
Olson, Boies Unite to Fight Calif. Same-Sex Marriage Ban in Federal Court
May 28, 2009