The proposition - how two top litigators teamed up to challenge California's gay marriage ban
No US lawsuit in recent history has been the source of more partisan rancour than Bush v Gore. It divided everyone, it seems, except the two lawyers who argued opposing sides of the 2000 case before the US Supreme Court: Theodore Olson and David Boies. "When I was watching David on television explaining the positions he was advancing on behalf of Vice President Gore, no matter how much I disagreed with him, I found myself nodding my head," says Olson with a grin. "I thought that was really dangerous." Adds Boies of Olson: "In the Bush v Gore arguments you could sit back and really admire what [Ted] was doing and his command of the cases, his command of the facts, his ability to weave them together and to actually tell a story‚Ä¶ But you couldn't actually enjoy it."
Why did two former adversaries pair up to take on California’s ban on same-sex marriage? Ted Olson and David Boies make their case to Ross Todd
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