"It's a highly politicized case, and this is just a reminder that we need the initiative process exactly because state officials sometimes refuse to do their job," Mr. Pugno said. "The fact that President Obama has made a carefully calculated political decision in no way changes the law and the role of the court to decide Prop. 8's validity."
against these ferocious attacks," Andy Pugno, legal counsel for the Proposition 8 coalition, said in a letter to supporters last week. "We simply cannot allow our opponents to manipulate the legal system to the point where there is nobody left to defend the People!"