Imperial County

Ninth Circuit rejects Imperial County's petition for rehearing on rejection of effort to defend Prop 8

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today again slapped the hands of Imperial County Clerk Chuck Storey and his ill-fated attempts to intervene as a defendant-appellant in the Proposition 8 case known as Perry v. Brown.

On Feb. 7, the same day the Ninth Circuit made its big ruling affirming the unconstitutionality of California's Proposition 8, the panel rejected an attempt by Storey, representing Imperial County, to intervene in the historic case.

Ninth Circuit denies Imperial County motion to be Proposition 8 defender

SAN FRANCISCO -- On the same day that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals made its big ruling affirming the unconstitutionality of California's Proposition 8, the panel rejected an attempt by Imperial County to intervene in the case.

The order, filed by Judges Stephen R. Reinhard, Michael Daly Hawkins and N. Randy Smith, reads: