Gay Marriage confusion: can Watts' compromise work?
Lakeland, Florida (PRWEB) April 03, 2015
(Fri. 03 April 2015) Case Update: High Court enters odd ruling, upholding "money can buy access to courts" rule - Petition for rehearing filed with court, "Original + 40," instead of usual 'O+10' required of In Forma Pauperis, so clerks, Justices, libraries, & press can have easy access. Case documents are available at The Register in front-page news.
--End of Update-Original press release follows:
Yesterday, The U.S. Supreme Court docketed a 2nd Supplemental Brief in the case of Register editor, Gordon W. Watts, who is asking the High Court for permission to file an Amicus Curiae (friend of the court) brief in several high-profile gay marriage cases, as reported previously by The Register. The docket number is 14-8744, and filings available at The Register (http://GordonWatts.com or http://GordonWayneWatts.com), for open-source (free) download, beneath the 'Lady Justice' icon on the "right-hand" side of the front-page news.
Watts is alleging, in his filing, that both sides have overlooked an obvious, and "workable," solution that will grant relief both to the "traditional" marriage advocates, who wish to keep the definition of marriage the same (1 man and 1 woman), as well as showing 'Gay Rights' advocates solutions that have been used in the past, which did not require the definition of marriage to be altered or changed.
The Court normally does not allow non-lawyers to file their own Amicus briefs, a rule which Watts is challenging, as described more fully in the following concurrent release:
Mr. Watts was a high-profile litigant in the recent 'Terri Schiavo' lawsuit, almost winning in court on her behalf:
In Re: GORDON WAYNE WATTS (as next friend of THERESA MARIE 'TERRI' SCHIAVO), No. SC03-2420 (Fla. Feb.23, 2005), denied 4-3 on rehearing. (Watts got 42.7% of his panel) http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/clerk/dispositions/2005/2/03-2420reh.pdf
In Re: JEB BUSH, GOVERNOR OF FLORIDA, ET AL. v. MICHAEL SCHIAVO, GUARDIAN: THERESA SCHIAVO, No. SC04-925 (Fla. Oct.21, 2004), denied 7-0 on rehearing. (Bush got 0.0% of his panel before the same court) http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/clerk/dispositions/2004/10/04-925reh.pdf
Schiavo ex rel. Schindler v. Schiavo ex rel. Schiavo, 403 F.3d 1223, 2005 WL 648897 (11th Cir. Mar.23, 2005), denied 2-1 on appeal. (Terri Schiavo's own blood family only got 33.3% of their panel on the Federal Appeals level) http://media.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/files/200511556.pdf