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Tobias Wolff Files Petition To Stop Enactment of Proposition 8

November 17, 2008

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 14, 2008) - A University of Pennsylvania Law School professor has filed a petition with the California Supreme Court to stop the enactment of Proposition 8 because it would mandate discrimination against a minority group and did not follow the process required for fundamental revisions to the California Constitution.

The petition was filed by Professor Tobias Barrington Wolff and Raymond C. Marshall of Bingham McCutchen on behalf of leading African American, Latino, and Asian American groups.

A press release announcing the petition stated: "We would be making a grave mistake to view Proposition 8 as just affecting the LGBT community. If the Supreme Court allows Proposition 8 to take effect, it would represent a threat to the rights of people of color and all minorities."