Rosky Panel Selected as "Hot Topic" at Annual AALS Conference

On January 9, 2009, Clifford Rosky, an associate professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, will participate on a panel that was selected by the executive committee of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) for its “timely and important” nature.

The panel, “Proposition 8, Legal Challenges and The Future Of Marriage Between Same-Sex Couples,” will address Proposition 8, which amended the California constitution such that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California.” Speakers will discuss constitutional challenges to Proposition 8, including the question whether the voter initiative validly “amended” the state constitution or instead illegally revised it; the future of the federal Defense of Marriage Act (“DOMA”); and legal and constitutional trends in other states with regard to this and related issues.

Speakers include Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California, Irvine School of Law; M. Katherine B.Darmer, Chapman University School of Law; Professor William Eskridge, Yale Law School; and Rosky. The panel will be moderated by Marisa Cianciarulo, Chapman University School of Law.

The panel will be held from 3:30 to 5:15 p.m. at AALS Annual Conference in San Diego.